This is an exciting time of change and expansion at the ICO and we’re offering secondment opportunities to a wide range of people across all areas of the organisation.
Who are we looking for?
We are keen to host secondments in all areas of our business so are looking for people from a range of backgrounds. These could include policy, legal, cyber-security, audit, investigations, information technology, information governance, communications, customer service, finance, organisational development, research and grants or project management.
Prior experience dealing with the legislation we oversee is always desirable but we are happy to consider people with a wide range of expertise.
A secondment at the ICO is an opportunity for individuals, who are currently employed by an organisation/company, to gain experiences and opportunities they may not in their current role/organisation.
Secondments are not available to those who are self-employed, students or consultants. However if you are interested in working for the ICO please visit our vacancies page to see our current employment opportunities.
Current secondment opportunities
Details of any current secondment opportunities at the ICO will be outlined below:
Currently we are particularly keen to host secondments in our Innovation and Technology policy teams. We are looking for technical specialists with knowledge and experience in:
- Artificial intelligence
- pseudonymisation techniques, biometric technologies, the Internet of Things, smart cities, modern operating systems (including telemetry and virtual assistants), connected and autonomous vehicles, and privacy enhancing technologies.
- Horizon scanning –with the ability to identify and evaluate emerging technologies, and assess their potential impact on information rights.
In addition we are also looking for policy specialists, project managers and audit/risk management experience.
Senior Policy Officer
We currently have a secondment opportunity for a Senior Policy Officer in our Parliament and Government Affairs department. The secondment will be for a period of six months.
The secondee will take responsibility for complex policy outputs, undertake research and policy development and provide advice and guidance. This can also include being a primary source of contact for stakeholders often at a senior level.
More information on the work of the Parliament and Government Affairs department and the key responsibilities for this secondment opportunity are available here: