Data Protection Manager
As part of adhering to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”), you will be primarily responsible for managing legal readiness and ensuring ongoing compliance. You will ensure ongoing improvements in the data privacy culture across the IOP group and maintain that culture to firmly embed GDPR compliance. This will include putting in place and maintaining policies and processes, carrying out privacy impact assessments, reviewing and advising on wording in contracts with suppliers, partners and other third parties, dealing with data incidents, supplier due diligence, responding to all data protection/privacy related queries from the business, delivering training, keeping up to date with key legal developments in global data protection/privacy, and regular reporting to senior management on data protection issues. The financial dimension of the role is significant as the implications of breaching data protection laws are severe and the potential fines are high, as well as the potential damage to reputation. A critical component of the role is managing such risks, through a close understanding of the nature of the IOP group’s business and the environment in which it operates. The role will require some travel to London, approximately once a month. The successful candidate will possess: Data protection qualification and/or a strong background in data protection/privacy. Extensive knowledge of data protection and privacy law and its application in practice, including, but not limited to, the Data Protection Act 1998, the GDPR and PECR. Experience of developing and implementing policies and procedures and a track record of embedding regulatory and culture change. The ability to build effective relationships across all areas of a business and at all levels, being recognised as an expert in this area. Ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environment and with appropriate time management skills. Ability to make good judgments and prioritise resources and workload appropriately. About the benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, discretionary annual bonus scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers and gym membership. We also have a subsidised café which is a popular, sociable spot for meetings and lunch. Our modern and contemporary offices are based in the thriving city centre of Bristol, a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads train station, and within walking distance of Cabot Circus shopping centre, and numerous cafés and restaurants. Named on more than one occasion as the best city in the UK to live in, Bristol is a cosmopolitan and creative city boasting a historic harbour, internationally renowned cultural institutions and home to world-class festivals and events. To apply: To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter through our careers site highlighting your previous experience and how it applies to the role, and why you are interested in this opportunity and IOP Publishing. About us: IOP Publishing is an international scientific publisher, through which leading-edge research is distributed worldwide. Our rapidly expanding journals programme, is published alongside other sources of scientific information in the form of eBooks, magazines and conference proceedings. Other publications include easily accessible community and regional websites. We are a world leader in the development of electronic publishing for the scientific community and have offices in Europe, Asia and the US. Working in the interests of science and scientists, we aim to maximise the impact of the research we publish. IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics (the “Institute”), a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to supporting science through the activities of the Institute. With a continuing focus on growth we recognise that every single person has a real part to play if we’re to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading publisher in our field. The Data Protection Manager will interact with all parts of the Institute and IOP Publishing. The job-holder will provide advice and support in several locations, including the Institute in London, IOP Publishing in Bristol and staff based overseas. The legal function of the Group is based in the IOP Publishing offices in Bristol.