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People Business Partner

Wilmslow, Cheshire
Salary range £49,549 - £56,129 pa, with potential for further progression
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Recruitment & Resourcing
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Location: Flexible, the role will be contracted to our Wilmslow Office, however through hybrid working we offer flexibility over where you work. There will be times when you may be expected to attend the office due to business need.

Salary range £49,549 - £56,129 pa, with potential for further progression.

About us

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to protect the public’s data privacy. We achieve this by shaping a wide range of policies and enforcing laws which safeguard you against the misuse of your information rights. Our work is impactful, interesting, incredibly varied, immensely rewarding and increasingly in the public eye. As a result, more people and organisations than ever before are turning to us for guidance on the best ways to process and protect their personal information. As such, we’re growing and looking to add to our teams in many areas!

Sitting within the People Services team, we are seeking experienced People Business Partners (PBP’s) to act as the strategic people lead for the ICO’s Executive Directorates and their respective departments.

About the role

Part of the extended People Leadership Team, you will work closely with key internal stakeholders to develop, shape and implement effective people strategies, plans and activities that align to and support the overall strategic and EDI objectives of the organisation.

You truly understand all aspects of the business, know the organisation’s strategy and needs, and are able to determine the skills, tools and interventions required to deliver those strategies.

A credible business partner, coach and mentor, your opinions are asked for, listened to and respected because you have the ability to get out of the weeds, look at the big picture and proactively deliver solutions to your stakeholders.

About you 

You will have substantial knowledge and proven relevant experience of business partnering in a regulated or unionised environment, mitigating risk and defining measurable outcomes for people practices across a business unit or department.

In collaboration with wider HR services, you have successfully obtained the right specialist support, tools and products to ensure the current and future effectiveness of all people activities.

Drawing on commercial, organisational and operational information to identify key performance levers, you have effectively informed, influenced and helped shape business decisions making by evaluating business priorities. 

With experience of providing best practice solutions and advice to stakeholders and acting with tenacity, curiosity and agility you have successfully secured your position as a true business enabler.

Please also view the attached Candidate Pack.

Why work for the ICO? 

Our new obligations and the increase in our regulatory remit means that you are joining the ICO at an exciting time when our work as the UK’s privacy and information rights regulator has never been more significant, far-reaching and visible.

We are proud to provide our people with a premium benefits package and we are continually improving the rewards we offer. Here are a few of the valuable rewards that you will enjoy: 

  • An annual pay band progression scheme which enables you to increase your salary (subject to performance)
  • A truly hybrid working model which allows you to work both from home and in the office with the option of flexible working or compressed working hours.
  • Generous leave entitlement, with 25 days' paid holiday per year, plus privilege days/public holidays with the option to buy, sell and bank days.
  • With our flexi leave scheme, you can gain up to an extra 26 days of leave per year on top of your standard leave entitlement.
  • The Civil Service Pension Scheme - one of the most favourable schemes in the UK, we contribute around 26.6% of your salary every month.
  • Through our Health Cash Plan, you can claim money back on everyday healthcare costs including your trips to the dentist, opticians or physio (plus much more).

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

To Apply

Please submit your blind CV by 23:59 on Sunday 5 June 2022

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the ICO operates blind sifting. We ask all applicants to remove any identifying information from their CV before submitting their application.

When uploading your CV, you will be required to complete an equality and diversity form which captures whether we have a diverse range of candidates applying for the role. This information is not shared with the recruiting manager.

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).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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 and our People Services 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 their applicants demonstrates that they meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you are disabled and have difficulty using our online application system please email the People Services team at who can arrange for you to submit an application via an alternative method.

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