Head of Economic Analysis

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To apply for this position please email your CV to recruitment@ico.org.uk
quoting reference: SEP20216243
Information Commissioner's Office

Wilmslow (Nr Manchester) We are able to offer some flexibility with location

Application Deadline
£61,832 to £70,745 Per Annum plus pension and excellent benefits

As the importance and value of personal data grows in our modern economy the ICO is expanding its economic capabilities and seeking a Head of Economic Analysis.

Whether the issue is understanding the value of personal data, the interaction of privacy and competition or the impact of measures to protect children online, economics is vital to our understanding of data and privacy issues. As our Head of Economic Analysis you will oversee a team of economists, analysts and policy professionals, working to introduce a standardisation of approach to economic analysis, reporting and processes.

At its core, this role involves leading a network of economists and analysts across the ICO and overseeing the development of consistent tools standards and methodologies, ensuring these are embedded, appropriate training available and there is a central repository of knowledge and templates.

About us

The ICO is the UK’s independent regulator for information rights, promoting appropriate uses for personal data, openness in public bodies and supporting economic growth. We regulate under a wide range of legislation, including responsibilities for data protection and freedom of information.

The ICO’s work is interesting and immensely rewarding – it is of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. We are at the forefront of information rights and data innovation, providing advice and support to government, Parliament, the public, charities and the commercial sectors, as well as enforcing the UK’s data protection and freedom of information laws. We hold a unique position as a regulator across the whole of the economy. Increasingly we are working with internationally based data challenges and on digital trade issues too.

About you

To succeed in this role you will be an economics expert and will take a leadership role on high priority projects, research and cases. An important part of the role is the ability to oversee a range of economic issues, ensuring timely delivery whilst maintaining quality. An understanding of how to establish sound governance and assurance processes will be key to this, ensuring our policies have a sound economic foundation and deliver decisions that are robust and evidenced based with defendable analysis.

To apply

Please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@ico.org.uk

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 14th November 2021

Interviews will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Please view the Candidate Pack for further information.

Why work for the Information Commissioner's Office?

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.

Our employees are currently working remotely in line with Government guidance.

Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes. These include identity and qualification checks and a Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are focused on developing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and together we are building an inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

We are championing this through our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board together with a number of staff networks. To find out more visit ico.jobs.

We welcome and encourage applicants from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, marital status, pregnancy or any other personal circumstances.

We are dedicated to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes are fair and inclusive and enable everyone to showcase their individual talents. Our HR team are happy to discuss any additional support you may need at any stage and will make reasonable adjustments according to your needs. Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, if they meet the minimum criteria for the role.

At the ICO we support a number of flexible working arrangements and we are happy to discuss your personal needs or preferences during the recruitment process.

Disabled applicants are guaranteed an interview, if they meet the minimum criteria for the role.

At the ICO we support a number of flexible working arrangements and we are happy to discuss your personal needs or preferences during the recruitment process.

If you are disabled and have difficulty using our online application system please email the HR team at recruitment@ico.org.uk who can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.


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