Location: Flexible, the role will be contracted to our Wilmslow office. 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.
Salary range: £49,549-£56,129 pa, with potential for further progression.
Sitting within the People Service team, we are seeking experienced People Business Partners to act as the strategic people lead for the ICO's Executive Directorates and their respective departments.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is the UKs 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 publics trust and confidence in how their data is used and made available. By staying up to date with evolving technology, were able to enforce the laws that weve helped shape whilst also providing an excellent public service. Our work is interesting and immensely rewarding its 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, were growing and looking to add to our teams in many areas!
About the role
We are passionate about creating a credible, strategic and customer focussed People Business Partnering proposition and operating model within the ICO. As part of the Extended People Leadership Team, our People Business Partners are aligned to senior stakeholders, and work in partnership with them to implement the people strategy within their business areas.
Acting as a critical business partner to Directors or Heads of Service, you will support the building of directorate capability, create local people plans, workforce planning and resourcing strategies, and develop approaches that achieve our organisational objectives.
As a credible business partner, coach and mentor, your opinions are asked for, listened to and respected because you have the ability to lift above transactional HR activity, look at the big picture and proactively deliver strategically aligned solutions.
You will have substantial knowledge and proven relevant experience of HR business partnering in a regulated or unionised environment, with experience of leading, implanting and embedding strategically aligned people initiatives.
You will be passionate about value-add HR and be someone that comfortably acts with tenacity, curiosity, and agility to deliver multiple people initiatives, continuously mitigating risk and defining measurable outcomes for our people.
Collaboration, ownership and accountability will be key drivers for you, and you'll work closely with the wider People Services team to provide expert guidance and advice to your stakeholders.
You'll be curious about the business area to which you're aligned and draw on commercial, organisational, and operational insight to identify key performance levers, influence decision making and deliver effective people initiatives aligned to our organisational strategy.
Why work for the ICO?
Our new obligations and the increase in our regulatory remit means you are joining the ICO at an exciting time. Our work as the UK's privacy and information rights regulator has never been more significant, far-reaching and visible.
We're proud to provide a premium benefits package including:
The opportunity for your salary to increase through our pay progression scheme.
A truly hybrid working model allowing you to work both from home and in the office with the option of flexible working.
Generous annual leave entitlement. 25 days paid holiday per year (pro rata), increasing to 30 days (pro rata) after 5 years, plus privilege days/ public holidays with the option to buy, sell and bank days.
With our flexi leave scheme, you can gain up to 26 days (pro rata) of leave per year on top of your standard entitlement.
Civil Service Pension Scheme - one of the most favourable schemes in the UK, we contribute around 26.6% of your salary every month.
Health Cash Plan to claim money back on everyday healthcare.
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.Read more about our commitment on our website. We are championing this through ourEquality Diversity and Inclusion Boardtogether with a number of staff networks.
If you are disabled and have difficulty using our online application system the HR team can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.
Please visit the ICO website to upload your anonymised CV by 23:59 on 10 August 2022.