Company Name: Office For Communications Data Authorisations (OCDA)
Job Reference: 1584946
Salary: £35,114 - £40,380
Location: Birmingham or Manchester
Hours: Full Time
Role/Type: Permanent/Full Time
Required Skills/Qualifications: N/A
Knowledge Management Lead
Office of Communications Data Authorisations (OCDA) Senior Executive Officer £35,114 - £40,380 (Birmingham or Manchester) Ref: 1584946
Could you manage knowledge to ensure the future success of the fight against crime and terrorism – while balancing the nation’s right to privacy?
The use of investigatory powers by public authorities is an ongoing point of interest. The population needs to feel confident that their lives will remain confidential and that their right to privacy is intact. However, the government also faces the ongoing challenge of detecting and preventing crime and terrorism.
Communications data (CD) is crucial to this work. Incorporating everything from telephone calls to emails, it does not include the content of these interactions – rather it is the specifics of who sent it, when they sent it, from where and to whom.
As such, it has been decided that from April 2019, a new independent arm’s length body known as The Office of Communications Data Authorisations (OCDA) will oversee applications to access and use this data by investigatory powers. Tasked with ensuring all applications are necessary, we will allow law enforcement bodies to get on with the important task of keeping the British population safe.
We are looking for an analytical thinker to join this diverse team – someone who has the capacity to quickly digest large volumes of information, draw conclusions and then manage and share this knowledge with the relevant stakeholders and the OCDA senior leadership team. Guiding staff on the use of knowledge management, you will devise our related strategies, process and procedures.
You will also be tasked with identifying communication data trends and you will process key performance information relating to issues such as our application processing times and whether we are meeting targets – and if we are missing our targets, you will be instrumental in escalating that information to the relevant team. As we have a number of offices across the UK, you will need to occasionally travel to these teams in order to guide knowledge management activities.
We are seeking someone who combines outstanding influencing, written and verbal communication skills, with a commitment to driving continuous improvement. Coming from a background in which you analysed and reported on key business information, you will have good IT capabilities (including Excel and PowerPoint) plus the aptitude to influence change.
OCDA would welcome your application if you are keen to define the knowledge sharing and reporting capabilities of the organisation from the offset. Combining a fascinating workload with a good work/life balance, you will also enjoy a competitive benefits package, plenty of training and development opportunities and the scope for flexible working.
Please note: you will be handling sensitive information, so we will expect you to obtain SC clearance.