We have an opportunity for a Lead Auditor to join the team based in Wilmslow. You may also be based at one of our regional office in Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast. You will receive a starting salary £24,646 per annum plus pension and excellent benefits.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is an independent public body; we uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. As well as educating organisations and promoting good practice, we oversee the legislation to ensure people's data is secure, accurate and properly managed.
As a Lead Auditor you will take the lead on a wide range of good practice activity, including audits, advisory visits and delivering workshops. You'll play a pivotal role in facilitating the important work of a unique organisation which affects and protects the information rights of everyone in the UK.
We will provide the relevant training and develop you towards gaining professional or external qualifications where appropriate. You will also be an intrinsic part of our change programme in preparation for the implementation of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Why work for ICO? We offer the following benefits:
- 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.
The Lead Auditor duties and key responsibilities:
- Your key focus will be on helping organisations deal with personal information properly, in line with the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation.
- This will include reviewing policies and undertaking site visits; examining data records, conducting interviews and providing advice.
- We'll look to you to produce written reports which identify risks and make recommendations for improvement. You will be involved in a wide range of work, including short one day visits to small organisations or larger audits over a few days.
- You will also be involved in more diverse activities; supporting the delivery of workshops, presentations and speaking engagements.
You'll be educated to degree level or equivalent with experience of compliance assessment or business improvement. You should be highly organised, analytical, and with an eye for detail. You're able to apply complex legislation practically, or have experience in making corrective recommendations based on an evidence gathering approach. You will summarise your findings in formal reports. Crucially, you are a team player with excellent communication skills who can multi task. The role calls for national travel and regular overnight stays, typically 2/3 nights every 3-4 weeks, so a flexible approach is essential.
Regional Lead Auditor Roles
The bulk of the Assurance team are based at our head office in Wilmslow, Cheshire but there are roles are available in the regional offices of Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast. You would be expected to travel as required; to attend initial and ongoing training, for department meetings and thereafter to complete audits alongside your colleagues. You will be fully supported by your team manager and peers either by remote working or in person.
All travel costs for business are reimbursed in accordance with our policy and guidelines.
Join us and you'll enjoy investment in your career, with excellent training and mentorship to support your ongoing development.
If you feel you have the skills and experience to become a Lead Auditor then please click 'Apply' today!
Closing date: 6 November 2017 5pm
Please NOTE that we do not accept CVs. When applying you may wish to refer to our online guide to completing the application form.
The ICO is committed to Equal Opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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