Senior Communications Officer – Strategic Communications - #410963

Information Commissioner's Office

Date: Aug 4, 2022
City: Little Amwell, England
Salary: £37,964 - £43,001 / year
Contract type: Full time
Information Commissioner's Office


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£37,964 - £43,001



ICO Level E

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ICO - Corporate Communications

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Communications / Marketing

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London, Wilmslow

About the job


The work of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) affects every person in the UK. Our regulatory role impacts how healthcare can innovate to help you live longer, how social media firms select the content you see and how police can use technology to reduce crime. We oversee how you can access information about how your taxes are spent, or about how a company is using your data.

In July 2022 we launch our new strategic plan, ICO25, which you can read here. Our work is interesting, immensely rewarding and increasingly in the public eye. As a result, more people than ever before are turning to us for help. We’re growing and looking to add to our teams in many areas!

Job description

You’ll have experience in a range of communications disciplines and a record of delivering impactful, high-quality communications in a fast-moving environment.

You will have a strong news sense and good understanding of the ICO’s operating environment, enabling you to identify opportunities and risks and inform decision-making.

You’ll be able to demonstrate the excellent written communications skills needed to turn complex subject matter into engaging content, and an understanding of how to choose and apply different communication tools and channels.

You will also have excellent relationship-building and stakeholder management skills, including with media organisations and other public and private sector partners.

You can read more about our Communications team and the work we do here.


The Senior Communications Officer for Strategic Comms plays a key role in planning and delivering communications that support our most important strategic aims. The focus is on objectives, audiences and communicating for impact – helping us tell compelling stories that consistently demonstrate the value of the ICO’s work.

You will work closely with our Communications Business Partners to ensure effective collaboration and coordination between Corporate Communications and the wider organisation, providing high-quality communications advice, challenge and support.

The postholder will develop communications strategies, plans and campaigns that enhance the delivery of business objectives over the longer term, and work with colleagues to deliver our communications activities across a range of channels.


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Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks

Selection process details

Submit our online application form prior to the closing date of 23:59, 21 August 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).

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals

  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland

  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service

  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service

  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria

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