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.

Current vacancies

We are currently seeking to appoint to the following roles:

  Salary Closing date Location

Director of Finance

We are working with our recruitment partner, Hays, to recruit a Director of Finance to lead our finance, facilities and procurement functions.

Details of the role and how to apply can be found on the Hays microsite by clicking here.

Closing date: 1 June 2021

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.

Applying at the ICO

The ICO is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in employment and we welcome applications from all members of the community. We would particularly like to encourage applications from women and from people who are from a BAME background, who are currently under-represented at a senior level within our organisation.

The applicant tracking system performs better using internet browsers such as Firefox or Google Chrome. Please ensure that you leave plenty of time to complete your application to ensure that deadlines are met.

If you experience any problems with the system please contact Vacancy Filler on 01509 236 434. Their opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

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


Due to the current pandemic, some details of our recruitment process have changed. Interviews are currently taking place virtually, and successful applicants are starting their careers with the ICO at home rather than in the office.

Having an interview by video link will be new to many people. Visit our Hints and tips page for some useful hints and guidance on attending a video interview.

Since we started working remotely in March 2020, we have successfully onboarded over 100 new starters remotely. We’ve moved our full induction process online, with all sessions being carried out via Microsoft Teams to give new starters all the information they need when starting their new role.