Data Protection Officer

N Brown Group
£65000 - £70000/annum
06 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JD Williams / N Brown group, a leading FTSE 250 internet and catalogue home shopping company with over 150 years of distance shopping experience is seeking a Data Protection Officer based in Manchester to join its expanding team for a 12-month contract.

Best known for our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, we turned over £818 million in 2014/2015, with a pre-tax profit of £86.2 million. Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers` look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 20 brands.

As the Data Protection Officer, your duties will be to:

- Provide leadership role and strategic data protection guidance and advice for N Brown involving the development of a strategy to include systems, controls and compliance in the UK, Ireland and globally (where required).
- Review, develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures.
- Provide advice and guidance to the business in relation to UK & International requirements of data protection, including subject access requests and transfer of data outside the EU. 
- Ensure compliance in all circumstances with requirements for international data transfer identifying all circumstances in which personal data is transferred outside the EU.
- Implement, maintain and review procedures to deal with subject access requests.
- Undertake periodic data protection audits including all manual or digital and internal or outsourced processes. Report to the board on the effectiveness of the firm`s data protection arrangements and recommendations for improvement. 
- Ensure that action plans are devised and followed through to rectify any discrepancies.
- Ensure data processing agreements are in place with third parties handling personal data.
- Maintain a central register of data security reports to allow DPO & Company.

To be a successful Data Protection Officer you will have the following skills and experience:

- Previous experience as a DPO or senior professional.
- A data background or strong understanding of data governance, quality.
- Demonstrate thorough working knowledge of PECR.
- Solid stakeholder management and engagement skills.
- Strong communication skills.

In return, the Data Protection Officer will receive a salary of £65,000 - £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers` personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with N Brown Group