Data Ethics Manager

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: Nationwide

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/03/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £44,371 per annum*


The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. Digital, data and technology (DDAT) is at the heart of everything done within the NCA, from operations to the back-office, and the NCA need to be agile and innovative in how they respond to threats while exploiting the opportunities this presents. This has attributed to the growth of the organisation, leading to a number of exciting opportunities in the organisation including the Data Ethics Manager within the Chief Data Office (CDO).

The CDO is responsible for managing the NCA corporate record and information holdings, whilst ensuring the NCA can confidently identify, discharge and comply with its legal information management responsibilities. Strategies are developer and standards set in gathering, storing processing, analysing and disseminating information. Requests are managed from other prosecuting authorises and the co-ordination of NCA response to major statutory and public inquiries.

As a consequence, the Data Ethics Manager, working alongside a team of information management professionals, will provide expertise in the following areas of responsibility:

  • Shaping, developing and managing data ethics within the NCA
  • Shaping our ethical framework for how data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques used in the NCA for the present and future, working to ensure that data and AI-driven innovations deliver social benefit
  • Developing a code of ethics for the NCA. This will require an understanding of policing and public safety codes of conduct and legal regulations
  • Continually developing and maintaining the NCA ethical framework with academic rigor, ensuring that its principles evolve with new technologies. This will involve internal and external stakeholder engagement to develop a data ethics culture.
  • Supporting good information management compliance in the agency.

To succeed, you’ll be expected to have at least three years relevant experience in information, data or data science roles. It is an expectation that you will have proven and up to date knowledge in trends for solving data problems, and experience or an interest in creating emerging perspectives on data concepts and emerging technology. In addition, experience of analysing information and data from a range of sources if required. Qualifications in Information Security, analysis or data science is highly desirable too.

Please note that to be considered, you will have to undergo SC Enhanced clearance with the ability to obtain a DV Clearance within the first 12 months in post, and also undertake and pass a substance misuse test as part of the pre-employment checks. SC Clearance checks also dictate that you must have been a UK resident for three out of the last five years.

For more information on the role please visit or contact Joe Tyrrell at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9632. To register your interest, please email your CV and Supporting Statement (No more than 2 sides in length demonstrating why you are relevant) to by 23:59 on 20/04/2020.

*plus £3,339 London weighting

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