Date Added: 12 October 2017
: 31 October 2017
Job Title: Lead Policy Officer
Working For: Information Commissioner's Office
Location: Wilmlsow, Cheshire
Post Ref: LPO31017
About the role
The Policy Directorate is all about making a positive difference to information rights. It plays an important role in influencing important stakeholders, writing guidance, providing training and producing clear and consistent lines and advice on the legislation regulated by the ICO. Our lead policy officers play a vital role in providing support to senior management leading on high profile and complex issues and relationships in the national or international context and the balance of work can depend upon the team they work in.
The role requires excellent analytical ability and strong communication skills. We need people who can prioritise competing issues and tasks in a very varied workload and contribute effectively as part of a team often with demanding deadlines. Degree educated or equivalent, you will have a strong interest in the information rights landscape. Whilst knowledge of information rights laws would be desirable we would also welcome applications from those who can demonstrate experience of applying similarly complex national and international legislation and the ability to adapt quickly.
Work can include leading day to day engagement with important stakeholders, developing the ICO’s policy positions, contributing to the production of influential guidance and undertaking projects aimed at developing our information rights laws further. You will need to get to the heart of complex issues at pace developing practical outcomes. You will need to be a clear and confident communicator both with the written and spoken word.
Two posts are within our International Group and one is within our Policy and Engagement Department. All posts may require you to travel to engagements throughout the UK and sometimes around the globe. Therefore, your ability to travel and willingness to work outside of normal office hours is essential.
Closing Date: 31 October 2017
Interviews: 16 & 17 November 2017
For more information and to apply visit https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/jobs/vacancies/lead-policy-officers/
You can also call 01625 545678 for an application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.