ICO is looking for volunteers for their Children, parents and schools Advisory Panel

By February 8, 2021 Press Releases

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking to recruit 6-8 expert advisers to support their Children, parents and schools Advisory Panel (CAP).

The ICO have established the CAP in response to The Children’s Code. Introduced on 2 September 2020, the Children’s Code is a data protection code of practice for online services likely to be accessed by children.

Since the introduction of the Code, organisations have 12 months to get everything into place.

According to the ICO, the aims of the CAP are:

  1. To support the ICO as we develop the Children’s Code package of support during the transition period.
  2. To support the ICO as we educate children and parents about the code, particularly in the run up to the end of the transition period.
  3. To support the ICO as it approaches implementation and engagement post transition.


The Opportunity

To achieve these goals, the ICO is looking to recruit 6-8 expert advisors, representing children’s and family services, education, academia, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), think tanks and industry, to support the CAP.

External members of the CAP will need to volunteer the time to both prepare for and attend CAP meetings, which are expected to last 1.5-2 hours each.

It is likely that meetings will be held online during 2021. However, should any meetings take place on ICO premises, members will be reimbursed for travel costs and refreshments will be supplied.

Initially, three meetings will be held in 2021, with the first meeting likely to be held in April. A review of the CAP in early 2022 will consider the ongoing need for the panel.

Panellists will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and a Conflict of Interest statement.


How to apply

To apply to join the CAP, please submit a CV and covering letter setting out your relevant experience and why you are interested in the role to Recruitment.ExternalEmailAccount@ico.org.uk quoting CAP 2021 in the message title.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 February 2021.



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