Data Controller & Risk Manager

BSM Associates
17 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is seeking to hire an experienced Data Protection and Risk Manager to ensure that the business is compliant to the laws and regulations requiring that they identify, assess and manage risks - the systematic process of identifying and assessing risks, avoiding or mitigating them where possible, and then accepting and managing the remaining risks-in data protection as implemented into legal requirements, interpreted by regulators and put into practice. Purpose of the role: - Develop and implement technical standards, best practices and tools that are both flexible and scalable across the business and take a structured and consistent approach to Data Protection and Risk Management. - Ensuring the company adheres to the requirements of the Data Protection act - To coordinate responses to data requests - To ensure the company's registration with the information Commissioner's Office is up to date - To provide updates to senior management and managers on changes to Data Protection requirements - Take ownership and manage the risk register - Conduct reviews of parts of the business to validate risks and identify potential opportunities - Work with the Head of Supply Chain to identify risks in contracts and supplier arrangements, and to mitigate these risks. - Working knowledge of laws and policies regarding compliance and risk management including the Data Protection Act and the Information Commissioner's Office - Sound communication and interpersonal skills. - Confident to challenge Senior Management and colleagues - Good understanding of the principles of risk management - Advanced proficiency of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access - Appreciation of typical document control processes - Ability to manage own time and act with direction and minimal supervision - Experienced at influencing and negotiating