The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

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Vacancies through Hays Recruitment

For vacancies advertised through Hays, please use the contact details listed on each job advert.

Head of Cyber - Investigations Technical Lead

This is both an operational and ambassadorial role of national profile. You will help ensure that the ICO has the technical capacity and capability to promote good practice in cybersecurity and to support our incident and investigative responses to resolve cybersecurity breaches in a robust way, as well as ensuring we are aligned with partner organisations in this space such as the NCA Cyber Crime Unit, National Cyber Security Centre, NIS Competent Authorities and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport.

You will work with other ICO leaders to develop training, advice services and roles across our organisation to improve our technical expertise and awareness. Externally, you will work with stakeholders in the technology sector and act to encourage and support compliance by regulated organisations in the private and public sectors You will also lead the ICO’s input to the UK cybersecurity strategy to protect the UK against threats such as hacking, ransomware, and the disruption of services that threaten the safety of our critical national infrastructure.

To find out more about the role and apply, visit the Hays microsite by clicking here.

The closing date is 7 December 2020.

Director of Freedom of Information and Transparency – Level G2

We are working with Hays, our Executive Recruitment agency, to appoint a Director of Freedom of Information and Transparency to lead our teams and work in this critical area of our activity.

The role provides strategic leadership to departments that manage and process all cases and complaints relating to the application of the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations and Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations against public authorities. The post holder will also have an ambassadorial role, representing the ICO at a senior level and influencing stakeholders across the government, regulatory and public sectors.

To find out more about the role and apply, visit the Hays microsite by clicking here.

Closing date 23 November 2020.

We are also looking for an Expert Member of the ICO Technology Advisory Panel

We are working with Hays Recruitment to fill these roles, and you can find the recruitment microsite by clicking here.

Project Management Office skills pool

Our role as a regulator is fast-moving, and needs us to be ambitious in our plans for the future. In order to support this the Project Management Office (PMO) will be supporting a variety of projects in the coming months and years that will enable the transformation of our services.

Click here for more information. The closing date is Monday 23 November.

Technology vacancies

As well as the above vacancies, we are happy to hear from anyone who has skills and experience they believe could add value to the work of the technology department. Read on for further details about these vacancies.

Expressions of interest

  Salary Closing date Location
Temporary Acting Group Manager (Assurance) Level F 1/12/2020 Wilmslow
Business Support Officer - Operation Volta Level C 2/12/2020 Wilmslow
Temporary Early Talent Development Manager Level E 04/12/2020 Wilmslow
Temporary Leadership Development Manager Level E 04/12/2020 Wilmslow


We are proud to provide our people with a premium benefits package. We are continually improving the rewards we offer. Here are a few of the valuable rewards that you will enjoy:

  • Flexible working hours, including flexi leave.
  • Civil Service Pension arrangements.
  • 25 days' paid holiday a year with options to buy, sell, and bank days.
  • Extra "privilege" days in addition to normal public holidays.
  • Compressed working hours options.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities.
  • Health cash plan.
  • Colleague assistance scheme.
  • Access to many discounted products and services.
  • Welfare and family-friendly policies.
  • Staff medical scheme and eyesight testing.