Director of Data and Identity

Home Office
88000.00 GBP Annual
13 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for you to lead the Home Office's efforts to respond to the growing challenge of identity crime.

The Department is looking for someone who is an exceptional leader and is delivery focused, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, is a strong collaborator and influential at all levels and highly experienced in shaping policy and strategy.

This is a crucial, high profile role that will be central to enabling the Home Office sector to tackle some of its most significant challenges, including protecting national security, controlling migration and cutting crime whilst helping society's most vulnerable in the most effective way and putting citizens' needs at the heart of service delivery.

You will be the Home Office lead for the Data Protection Bill (incorporating the General Data Protection Regulation and Law Enforcement Directive), with commencement by May 2018, working with DCMS as the overall Bill lead. Successful implementation is a prerequisite if the UK wishes to continue to share data with European partners on the same following our exit from the EU.

You will be responsible for enabling the Home Office and supporting the wider Home Office sector (spanning some 100 organisations, 300,000 people and spending about 1% of GDP across the Borders and immigration, crime and policing, and national security systems) to make the best use of data held within the sector, across government and beyond, to improve business outcomes and to ensure that policies are developed and tested against the best available evidence. We will do this whilst meeting the highest standards of protection and security. You will have responsibility for a budget of c. GBP2 million and a projected staffing complement of 30. Whilst the organisation is relatively small in scale, the leadership required is still significant. Predominantly the challenges here will be about the systems' leadership on the range of policies and issues that this role covers, across a broad range of stakeholders and organisations, including with the security and intelligence agencies.

If you have the ambition and passion to drive a step-change in the way that data is used to shape policy and strategy and deliver on issues that matter.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact the office of the CPFG Director General on .

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Closing date: 21 September 2017.

The Home Office is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff. We encourage a diverse workforce and aim to provide a working environment where all staff at all levels are valued and respected, and where discrimination, bullying, promotion of negative stereotyping and harassment are not tolerated.