Information Commissioner’s Office – eIDAS Technical Adviser (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 03/11/2021
Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
ICO is looking to maintain its technical capabilities in the area of electronic identification and trust services. We want to recruit a specialist contractor to serve as the ICO’s technical subject matter for associated standards relating to electronic signatures, qualified digital certificates, electronic seals, timestamps and other authentication mechanisms.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Two year term, with an optional 25% extension at the discretion of the ICO
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Information Commissioner’s Office
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
• Core eIDAS team in Assurance primarily Head of Assurance (Supervision) and legal colleagues• All relevant ICO teams with a connection to eIDAS work including investigations, frontline helpline staff, technology and innovation, cybersecurity, breach reporting team
What the specialist will work on
• Own the development and implementation of all processes for assessing trust services to ‘qualified status’ • Providing technical knowledge to any ICO team in respect of the UK eIDAS regulation• Support the Head of Assurance in the development of ICO technical policy in respect of the UK eIDAS regulation• Engaging with external technical stakeholders such as UKAS, tScheme, BSI, FESA, DCMS • Ensuring technically accurate and up to date guidance is provided to external stakeholders • Assist the Head of Assurance develop longer term plans for the ICOs work in respect of eIDAS
Address where the work will take place
ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
Working arrangements
Your primary location will be remote but you may occasionally be asked to work on-site at ICO locations across the UK as CV19 restrictions permit. Expenses will be within your daily rate for your regular work location. Additional travel expenses will be available should you need to travel to other sites outside ICO locations. The ICO supports flexible working.The role may include occasional European travel when CV19 situation permits – likely maximum 2 trips per year in order to meet with organisations involved in the FESA network.
Security clearance
BPSS or similar
Additional terms and conditions
Maximum invoiced days per year set at 60.Without guarantee, this may increase to 90, depending on future eIDAS budget.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-An understanding of and commitment to public service principles - 10 points -Confident when working with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility for technical decision making - 10 points
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 20% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Detailed technical knowledge of trust services covered by the UK eIDAS regulation
  • Substantial experience of working at a technical level with trust services to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Good knowledge of the UK eIDAS regulation and associated technical standards for trust services (e.g. ETSI standards)
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge to non-technical audiences internally and externally
  • A good understanding of the broader legal and policy environment within which ICO operates
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Good knowledge of third-party technical conformity assessment processes and supervisory activities involved in granting qualified status to trust service
  • Experience working with international stakeholders

Closing date for applications: 03/11/2021

Information Commissioner’s Office – eIDAS Technical Adviser (CSC)

Closing date for applications: 03/11/2021

Specialist role:

Cyber security consultant


No specific location, for example they can work remotely


Information Commissioner’s Office

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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