Corporate Governance and Secretariat Group Manager

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Location: Flexible, the role will be contracted to our Wilmslow Office. Our priority is to enable all our people to work productively and effectively from any location. Through hybrid working we offer great home and office-based working opportunities and more general flexibility over where you work to be productive. There will be times when you will be expected to attend the office to collaborate with colleagues or travel due to business need.

The salary range for this role is £49,549.00 (CB0) - £56,129.00(CB2) pa, with potential for further progression.

About us

The Information Commissioner’s Office (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. It is our goal to increase the public’s trust and confidence in how their data is used and made available. By staying up to date with evolving technology, we’re able to enforce the laws that we’ve helped shape whilst also providing an excellent public service. Our work is interesting and immensely rewarding – it’s of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. As a result, more people than ever before are turning to us for help. As such, we’re growing and looking to add to our teams in many areas!

Our Corporate 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 and Secretariat team for an enthusiastic governance professional.  This is an exciting opportunity as we build on the success of the team with new approaches to decision making.

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 a Corporate Governance and Secretariat Group Manager.

About you 

You will need to be an experienced corporate governance professional with a proven track record in delivering excellent governance and secretariat services to senior leaders. You will have experience in supporting committees and board, and ensuring there is a coherent and clear governance structure in place, with well defined work programmes. You will also have delivered Annual Reports and other key governance documents.

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 which aligns to our strategic plan as well continuous improvement to ensure our approach remains effective and proportionate.

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! 

Why work for the Information Commissioner's Office? 

  • Pay progression scheme.
  • Hybrid working, with the option of flexible working or compressed working hours.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexi leave scheme 
  • The Civil Service Pension Scheme - we contribute around 26.6% of your salary every month.
  • Through our Health Cash Plan, you can claim money back on everyday healthcare.

Further details can be found on the benefits section of our website.

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 progress, develop and 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. 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 us at recruitment@ico.org.uk and we will arrange an alternative method.

Closing Date

Please submit your application by 23:59 on Sunday 31 July 2022.

Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes (identity and qualification checks plus Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions).


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