Senior Compliance Officer
Prospect House

Job Reference: ICO-010066

Closing Date: 02/01/2020

Salary: £37,514 - £43,633 per annum

Department: Information Commissioners Office

Hours Per week: 37

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Compliance Officer to join the Information Commissioner's Office. You will take a lead role in monitoring compliance with Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation, investigating allegations of non compliance, investigating potential offences in accordance with the Police Powers and Procedures and taking appropriate enforcement action.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing processes and procedures to monitor and assess compliance with data protection legislation
  • Maintaining a case load of investigations arising from complaints made under data protection or Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, notification of personal data breaches or other information provided to the Information Commissioner
  • Conducting data protection audits and good practice assessments
  • Liaising with the Attorney General’s Office in determining the appropriate action to be taken with regard to the investigation and prosecution of offences
  • Providing information, advice and guidance in a professional and thorough manner to organisations and members of the public

You will also be expected to attain specialist qualification within two years.

A full valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential for this post.

Please note a basic police check is required for this role, which the Department will cover the cost of for you.

You will also be required to pass a national security vetting check.

A relocation package and interview expenses are not available for this role.

More details of the duties of the role can be obtained from Iain McDonald on Tel No: 01624 693262.

About the Information Commissioner's Office

The Information Commissioner is the independent authority responsible for monitoring and enforcing the Island’s data protection legislation, the Unsolicited Communications Regulations, the Freedom of Information Act and the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. The Information Commissioner has a range of new tasks and powers with regard to monitoring and enforcing compliance with data protection legislation. You will join a small team of 4 staff and play an important part in meeting these new regulatory function and the future expansion of the Office.

Your Benefits

In the Isle of Man Public Service we believe the benefits we offer our employees are important; from financial benefits to your Wellbeing and Development, we have a lot to offer.


We have created a downloadable document, Our Benefits - A Quick Guide; have a read to see what benefits you could enjoy whilst working for us. 

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

How to Apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.


Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post. If you do wish to upload a cover letter with your CV, please ensure they are uploaded in one file.


If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at


Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.


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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.