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Reference: 70446

Date Added: 28 March 2019
Closing Date: 29 April 2019

Job Title: Strategic Policy Director (International)

Working For: Information Commissioner's Office

Location: London or Wilmslow, Cheshire

Salary: £72,800 - £94,000

Job Details

As the UK implements new data protection legislation and prepares to leave the European Union, what role could you play in influencing the changing privacy and information rights landscape, whilst helping organisations understand their obligations and people exercise their rights?

Our work as the UK’s privacy and information rights regulator has never been more important.

The arrival of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK Data Protection Act, means huge change for the regulator and we are currently strengthening and expanding our team to meet our new obligations and provide excellent public services under our increased regulatory remit.

About the role

This is an exciting time to join the ICO and take up this truly global role, which is central to the digital economy. The Director of Strategic Policy (International) is responsible for critically important activities such as:

  • Providing strategic leadership to the ICO departments responsible for international activity.
  • Engaging key international stakeholders within the EU and globally, incorporating other regulators and overseas governments to build relationships which focus on the delivery ICO’s international strategy.
  • Working with the department Head for International Engagement to create long and short term strategic business plans and budgets, ensuring that they are joined up across the directorate and contribute to the achievement of the ICO’s goals by making the relevant connections to other operational areas.
  • Representing the ICO and its values effectively at senior level in engagements and presentations nationally and internationally for the Commissioner.

About you

You will have substantial strategic and operational experience relevant to the role, including leading people managers and delivery of services in a policy discipline and international liaison.

It is essential that you have experience of engaging and negotiating with senior external stakeholders in the UK and overseas and have knowledge of the regulatory environment and the public sector generally, including the democratic, political and organisational framework.

Ideally, you will have substantial experience of interpreting and applying complex legislation with emphasis on the legal framework required to support effective regulation.

Closing Date: 29 April 2019

Interview/Start Dates

First stage interviews are scheduled for w/c 6 May, 2019 and the final stage process w/c 27 May, 2019.

Application Details

Please upload a copy of your CV along with a covering letter at http://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/ico. Please limit your covering letter to no more than one page, explaining both why you are attracted to this post and why you are the right person for us. Also quote "w4MP" as where you found out about the role. 

Applications will not be accepted after 9:00am on the closing date.

For a confidential discussion, contact Samuel.Firth@hays.com or Jamie.Houlders@hays.com on +44(0)113 2003733.

Website: https://www.hays.co.uk

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