Head of Economic Analysis
Wilmslow, Cheshire East, England
Permanent (Full time)
£61,832 - £70,745 pa plus civil service 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.
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.
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.
Please visit the ICO website for details where to send your CV and cover letter
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 24 October 2021
Interviews will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams.