Internal Assurance and Compliance Manager

Wilmslow, Cheshire
£37,964 - £43,001 plus pension and excellent benefits
11 Jan 2022
23 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Starting salary: Expected starting salary is £37,964. A salary up to £43,001 may be available for an exceptional candidate, plus pension and excellent benefits 

About us 

The ICO is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

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 policy development, providing direct advice to the public, and enforcing the UK’s data protection and freedom of information laws. We hold a unique position as a regulator across the whole of the private, public and third sectors. 

About the role

Our Planning, Risk and Governance directorate is responsible for making sure the ICO has the right governance, planning, risk management and compliance approaches in place. We support the ICO, and in particular senior colleagues across the organisation, to make well informed, transparent and compliant decisions, prioritising effectively. We provide oversight and assurance and make sure we support the ICO’s role as a regulator, public body and employer. We are expanding our team, and a vacancy has arisen in our Corporate Governance team for an Internal Assurance and Compliance Manager.  

About you

You will need to be an experienced compliance and assurance professional with a proven track record in delivering a work programme to give assurance on compliance across an organisation. You will have experience in developing a programme of assurance and compliance work, identifying priority areas, developing and agreeing action plans and following up on progress. You will work closely with other teams to support new initiatives and projects to make sure compliance is considered from initiation as well undertaking specific projects on compliance risks to develop an overall picture of compliance across the organisation. 

You will be a team player, with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders, and have the ambition to drive forward a programme of work. You will need to be able to influence those you work with and develop proportionate and effective solutions.  

We are an exciting and fast-paced directorate at the heart of the ICO’s strategic plans. If you’re interested in joining our fantastic team, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply
Closing date for applications: 23:59 on 23 January 2022.
Interviews expected to be held via Microsoft Teams from week commencing  7 February 2022.

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. 

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 

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 the HR team who can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.

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