Location: Flexible, we offer remote working. Our head office is based in Wilmslow, there may be an opportunity to attend in-person Board meetings throughout the year.
Remuneration: £22,464 per annum plus reasonable out of pocket expenses. All payments made to Non-Executive Directors of the Management Board are subject to reporting in the ICO’s annual report.
Why the Information Commissioners Office?
Our role is to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
Our work is important, interesting, and immensely rewarding – it’s of national and international importance and in the public eye. The laws we oversee represent deeply ingrained features of the UK culture and legal system and our data protection responsibilities span the whole economy.
Under the leadership of a new Information Commissioner, we are developing our future purpose, mission and vision and expect to be consulting on these plans from July this year.
About the roles
We aim to be an enabler of economic growth through good regulation, and enjoy a high profile within the media, the public and stakeholders across all sectors of the economy.
In recognition of this next important phase in the evolution of the ICO, we are looking to appoint three new Non-Executive Directors both to increase the capacity and broaden the experience of our Management Board. Experience and skills within one or more of the following is desirable:
- Economics - Experience of assessing the impact of regulatory interventions on the economy.
- Regulation - Senior level regulatory experience.
- Commercial/private sector - Experience of information/data governance in the commercial/private sector, providing deep insight into the risks and opportunities of data driven innovation.
- Change and Transformation - Demonstrable senior level experience of successfully overseeing significant change and transformation initiatives from concept to completion.
It is not essential to have experience in a Non-Executive Board position.
Non-Executive Management Board Members are integral to the decision-making process at a Board level. Working with the Commissioner and Management Board to set the strategic direction of the organisation, along with effective management of the organisation. They support the ICO’s development, ensuring that it is ahead of emerging issues and can take relevant, focussed action on a wide range of privacy and transparency matters.
Please refer to the candidate pack for further information.
As we continue to grow in size, remit and influence we are building our group of Non-Executives to encompass an even greater range of experience to contribute to our development and success.
You will have demonstrable experience of strategy development, strategic planning, risk management and high-performance management at a senior level.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to lead, influence, challenge and inspire with impact, as well displaying an appreciation of the Nolan Principles and their part in effective leadership in public life.
The ICO are keen to increase the diversity of our Management Board and as such we encourage applications from underrepresented ethnic minority groups.
How to Apply
To apply for a post, you will need to complete all relevant documentation listed below.
1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps in employment history within the last two years.
2. A Supporting Statement of around two pages of A4 explaining how you meet the requirements of the person specification.
Failure to submit both documents will mean the panel will have limited information to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. Please ensure that both documents contain your full name. As part of the application process, you will be asked a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the particular characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say’.
Please email your CV and cover letter directly to email@example.com before the closing date of 23:59 on Sunday 22nd May 2022.
Should candidates like to discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please email Barrie Lee (Delivery Consultant) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 our website.
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.
To demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity in employment in Northern Ireland, we monitor the community background of our applicants and employees, as required by the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998.
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. 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 Audeliss who can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.