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


  Salary Closing date Location
Non-Executive Board Member £22,464 per annum 22/5/2022 Wilmslow

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 an ethnic minority 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.

Ultimately staff will have an office base at either our Head Office or regional offices around the UK, and we expect most staff will be able combine time in the office with homeworking.

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

Since 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.

Whilst we do not offer home working contracts, we have been able to offer all our staff the opportunity to work remotely during the pandemic. Our offices are now open with some safety restrictions and guidance in place for those members of staff who benefit from spending time in the office.