There has never been a more important or exciting time in data protection. The ICO is at the heart of so many issues of national importance from how our information is used to tackle COVID-19, influence our voting to increased surveillance of the public as we go about our everyday lives. These are exciting and challenging times for information rights.
• Senior Policy Officer x 2 - Parliament Team
Location - London or Wilmslow
A Senior Policy Officer in the Parliament and Government Affairs department is responsible for delivering outcomes vital to the ICO’s strategic information rights interests. The role responsibilities will include:
Ensuring that the ICO is influential with law and policy makers in Whitehall and Westminster and others who are important to the ICO interests such as civil society.
Leading engagement with key stakeholders to ensure they live up to their compliance obligations and the ICO is influential as they develop their business and public policy objectives.
Working closely with the Group Managers to develop policy and offer expert advice to colleagues on key policy areas.
Helping the team to maintain positive internal and external relationships.
Supporting the Group Manager to identify, monitor and evaluate policy trends across the rapidly changing digital landscape agenda and wider public policy.
Briefing senior staff for meetings and public event; Participating on behalf of the Commissioner/ICO at meetings and events;
You will have a degree, professional qualification or equivalent experience, with an interest in information rights law and public affairs.
You will be comfortable communicating confidently and concisely, with diverse audiences.
You will have experience developing and maintaining with internal and external stakeholders.
You will have experience dealing with multiple priorities and delivering projects to time.
You should have a good knowledge of the regulatory environment and the sectors the ICO regulates generally but those within the Parliament and Government Affairs department’s remit in particular including the democratic, political and organisational framework.