Data Protection Officer

World First
South West London
From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Protection Officer
Data is at the heart of World First. Maintaining the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of that data is paramount to ensure World First’s continued success as well as ensuring customers can trust us to keep their data and money safe in line with regulatory requirements and best practice. As we grow in size, we realise we need to adapt, and as a result the Security team is growing too. In this newly formed role, reporting in to the Information Security Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring data privacy is enforced through understanding our data footprint, identifying relevant data security controls in association with Information Security and undertaking privacy assessment to ensure we are meeting regulatory requirements. Your responsibilities include:

- Reviewing and where required updating Data privacy policies and processes to ensure they reflect best practice

- Regularly review data usage within World First information systems against defined usage models

- Conduct data privacy assessments against existing and new systems

- Work with the IT team to identify weaknesses and suggest controls to improve data privacy controls

- Feed in to the 3rd party due diligence process the data privacy requirements and assessments

- Work with Information Security team to develop staff training and awareness

- Continually keep up to date with latest regulations around data privacy and provide management reporting to summarise impact to World First both internally and externally

- Be the first point of contact for supervisory authorities and for individuals whose data is processed (employees, customers etc.)

- Work with audit to develop control activities and assessment schedules

- Identify, map and document data flows along with processes and guidelines for data stewards and custodians

You need:

At least 5 years’ experience (or equivalent) in a data privacy related roleGood understanding of data security best practicesAbility to translate regulatory requirements in to auditable processesGood grasp of technology and ability to learn quicklyDesirable:

Practitioner certificate in Data Protection or equivalentUnderstanding of FCA, MAS, US and other regulatory requirements for Financial institutionsExperience of negotiating data privacy terms/privacy impact assessment/ incident management/ subject access requestsIn return we’ll give you:

A competitive salary: up to £80,000 per annum, commensurate with experienceAn excellent benefits package including annual discretionary bonus, company pension scheme and health coverWorld Perks: season ticket loan, free breakfast, childcare vouchers, Friday drinks fridge, business casual dress code, corporate discounts, tri-annual company parties - and more!