Lead Policy Officer

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Commencing salary of £24,646 plus pension and excellent benefits
22 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Policy Officer, Wales Office (Cardiff)

Permanent, full time position

Starting Salary £24,646 plus pension and excellent benefits.

Post ref: C-LPO-1116


About the role

As a lead policy officer within our office in Wales you will be a key member of a team that engages and influences key stakeholders on the important information rights issues of the day. We’ll look to you to engage with and undertake the research needed to understand the perspectives and needs of our local stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will have the ability to take on and develop primary contact with stakeholders and support senior colleagues dealing with high profile relationships and complex policy issues.

About you

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have good intellectual and analytical abilities in order to understand the law and be able to apply it in a variety of circumstances. With at least two years’ relevant experience, you will be able to prioritise competing tasks in a varied, fast-moving area which will help to maximise the influence of the ICO. Self-motivated and keen to make a real difference to the lives of individuals, you will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to represent the ICO at external meetings. You’ll be a skilled and versatile communicator with the ability to influence people both internally and externally. You’ll need to demonstrate your ability to write and speak effectively to a variety of audiences and an ability to speak Welsh is desirable.


About the Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.


Why work for the Information Commissioner?

  • 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.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Part-time working and job sharing.
  • Staff medical scheme and eyesight testing.


For more information and to apply online visit our website via the apply button.

You can also call 01625 545 678 for an application form or email recruitment@ico.org.uk.

Please note the ICO is unable to accept CVs.  

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 9 December 2016.

Interviews to be held in Cardiff on Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh; any such application will be treated no less favourably than an application submitted in English.   

The ICO is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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