GDPR Project Lead

The Challenge
London (Greater)
•Salary: £50,000 per annum (pro rata for the fixed term)
05 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

GDPR Project Lead

Job Title: GDPR Project Lead

Reports To: Head of Legal

Location: London Waterloo

Start Date: ASAP

The Challenge’s vision is a more integrated society where there is understanding and appreciation of each other’s differences. We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others. We believe everyone benefits when people from all walks of life come together to better know, understand and trust each other. This also applies to the people we employ to work with us. As an equal opportunities employer our aim is to have a diverse workforce to reflect the communities we work in.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, rapidly growing organisation, working with young people and local communities across the country. For more information about what The Challenge does and what its values are, please visit our website.

About the role

The Challenge needs an individual to project manage changes to data protection and security which the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) requires us to make prior to 25th May 2018.

The GDPR Project Lead will be responsible for managing the GDPR project by working with multiple stakeholders and teams throughout the organisation to ensure their documents, websites, processes and systems comply with GDPR on time.


The general responsibility will be to collaborate with multiple internal business areas to manage the activities required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations that come into effect on 25th May 2018. This will include:

  • Construct an inventory of data being processed across documents, websites, business processes and systems
  • Work with Legal team to understand impact of GDPR on existing business practices
  • Project manage and support senior leadership on the changes they need to make to be compliant with GDPR and to reduce the impact of GDPR on their business need
  • Work with Systems, Innovation and Technology to develop solutions to meet GDPR compliance and business need

Professional experience


  • Demonstrable experience of leading a project and co-ordinating activities of different stakeholders.
  • Highly effective relationship management skills, with the ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Solving complex problems and enabling solutions through pan-departmental alignment.
  • Highly organised, with a track record of the successful management and delivery of multiple concurrent projects
  • Driven to maintain consistently excellent standards and service
  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding of best practices in designing and maintaining secure systems


  • GDPR and/or general data protection knowledge through a compliance, regulatory, strategic role or connected project.
  • Project management accreditation (eg Prince II)

Leadership, Behavioural and Personal Characteristics

  • Strong project delivery skills — accurate project planning, delivers to milestone dates, manages resources effectively, communicates status effectively, manages risks, and can juggle multiple activities at once to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to partner with project stakeholders to resolve issues and to mitigate project impacts.
  • Strong organisation/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments.
  • Advanced problem-solving experience involving identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management.
  • Tenacious and motivated.
  • Alignment of personal qualities with those of the business’s core values.
  • The capacity to question and change existing working practices to meet compliance needs moving forward.
  • Team player with low ego, good sense of humour and strong work ethic.
  • Resilient, especially when working under pressure.
  • Natural affinity for The Challenge’s behaviour sets and leadership framework.

Safeguarding Statement

The Challenge is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our programmes.

We expect all staff and post holders to share this commitment to safeguarding by ensuring compliance with our policies and practices.

Employment Screening

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.

Further information

In addition to being part of a fun, dynamic and challenging workforce, we are proud to offer an attractive benefits package including contributory pension, Simplyhealth cash plan, Ride 2 Work, childcare vouchers, season ticket travel card loan etc. to eligible employees.

  • Status: This is a fixed term role until 25th May 2018.
  • Salary: £50,000 per annum (pro rata for the fixed term)
  • Travel: The role MAY include a degree of travel to our offices across the country.
  • Please send a CV and cover letter by email via the button below by 12 October 2017