Data Protection Officer - Bath

myBench Ltd
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Protection Officer - Bath
myBench are currently supporting their client with the recruitment for a Data Protection Officer based in Bath.
The right candidate will be responsible for the management of the Data Protection compliance with the relative legislative requirements including, but not limited to, those of the EU Data Protection Directive, GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
Key responsibilities/accountabilities:

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·Manage compliance reviews within the group of companies and develop action plans for appropriate areas.

·Devise, implement and monitor policies that comply with legislation and amend as appropriate subject to changes in legislation.

·Ensuring that requests from data subjects are dealt with promptly and in compliance with current privacy law.

·Managing periodic audits of data protection compliance within the company and identifying actions necessary for remediation.

·Responding to all privacy/confidentiality matters related to the privacy framework asked by external regulators, auditors and clients.

·Providing appropriate advice and interpretation of the provisions of the Act as they impact the company’s activities in general and/or specific functions across all service lines and business units.

·Maintaining the general data protection training programme within the company and delivering ad-hoc awareness and in-depth training as necessary.

·Ensuring that the company’s notifications to the Information Commissioner are maintained and up to date and accurate.

·Keep Directors up to date regarding their obligations under legislation.

·Keep up to date with amendments to data protection legislation.

·Complying with Information Security requirements at all times.

Any other Ad Hoc duties as and when required.
Essential requirements -

Competencies and skills:

·Ability to work independently and devise direct autonomously.

·Clear & capable communicator able to share knowledge effectively with individuals within the organisation.

·Training presentation skills.

·Effective influencer, encouraging and supporting changing/evolving environments.

·Maintain high attention to detail.

·Values and drives compliance.

·Proven ability to establish and maintain a high degree of confidentiality, respect, trust and credibility.

·Strong team player.

·The ability to remain calm, controlled and resilient.

Knowledge and experience:

·Understanding of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

·A compliance, IT security, legal or audit background.

·Previous experience in a similar type of role.

Knowledge of cybersecurity risks and other information security standards.Desirable requirements:

·Qualification in Data Protection or GDPR.

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