Data ethics manager

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Met Police
West Brompton, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity

Closing date: 11.55pm, 23 February 2024
Salary: The starting salary is £45,073, which includes allowances totalling £2,841. The salary is broken down as £42,232 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale at £50,385. Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.
Recruitment code: Oleeo 15913
Location: West Brompton

As technology continues to evolve and advance, so must our approach to data ethics. In this newly created role, you’ll be at the heart of this challenge, ensuring officers get the information they need while remaining legally compliant.

As a data ethics manager, you’ll join a growing, multi-disciplinary team based at Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ). Your task will be to ensure that officers get the best available data capabilities while maintaining public trust and legal compliance. It’s vital that officers understand ethical boundaries when data is collected, stored and shared. You’ll be there to explain and put your skills to good use.

Day to day, you’ll shape, develop and manage data ethics across Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP). It means evaluating current arrangements and then creating a best practice data ethics framework. You’ll maintain the framework with academic rigour, making sure its principles evolve with new technologies. As tech evolves, you’ll deliver improvement initiatives.

To join us in this key role you’ll need to be familiar with:

  • policing and public safety codes of conduct and legal regulations
  • trends in data problem-solving
  • emerging tech and data concepts

We’re also looking for experience of analysing data from a range of sources and producing high quality insights.

And you’ll balance all this with good people skills and the ability to work with stakeholders.

Key skills

  • an appreciation for the challenges and opportunities facing policing and government around data ethics
  • an analytical and innovative mind set
  • an understanding of policing and public safety codes of conduct and legal regulations
  • an understanding of best practice in data ethics and critical thinking skills
  • outstanding writing skills and a keen eye for detail. You will be comfortable communicating with a wide audience from all backgrounds and at all seniorities
  • an ability to quickly read and interpret complex documents from a range of sources, identifying what is relevant
  • a track record of building and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, communicating effectively across organisational and technical boundaries
  • experience of leading and influencing stakeholders of all seniorities. And an ability to promote and uphold CTP’s objectives when faced with competing priorities
  • good organisational skills and a high standard of individual work


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Confidentiality agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Our employee commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of 'Working to keep people safe from Terrorism'.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve. As Counter Terrorism is rooted in local policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working or job share. In addition, this role may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact us to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated where applicable.


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