Data Security Manager

Recruiter
Co-op Group
Location
Manchester
Salary
£42000 - £54000 per annum
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Data Security Manager

Permanent, Full Time

£42,000 - £54,000 and amazing benefits

The Co-op is different. Whether it's our amazing heritage, our mutual ownership model, or our ethical purpose. Along with our unique structure and diverse interests comes an important change to the way we keep our customers data secure. From May 2018 new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come into force. This brings with it additional responsibilities and accountabilities for organisations relating to personal information. That's why we're recruiting a data security manager. We have to make sure we're compliant. For our customers, members and colleagues. We're an organisation built up of many successful businesses, each one with their own challenges. We don't just want to meet expectation, we want to go above and beyond what's required. This role would give you exposure to all areas of the business; and will be incredibly fast paced and rewarding to be part of our change and re-build. We take diversity and inclusion very seriously, and we want our colleagues to reflect the communities we serve.

As a data security manager, you'll report directly to the data protection manager within the Co-op's Risk function. We'll look for you to establish relationships and engage with internal business partners, influencing them to make the right decisions. You'll provide expert advice and guidance on data protection, particularly in relation to security and answer any ad-hoc queries. You'll also collate information for reporting up to and including Executive level. With so much change going on at the Co-op, you'll get involved in loads of projects, and help support with data security across the business.

What you'll do

  • provide expert second line advice and guidance on data security matters across all of our business areas, including project support
  • to make sure we're compliant with DPA and GDPR, you'll review and recommend improvements to support the organisation's information security compliance framework, including review of policies, standards, training and awareness
  • engage and establish close working relationships with internal business partners to provide appropriate oversight and assurance around data security
  • proactively raise awareness of key data security risks and issues, recommending mitigation and escalating as needed
  • act as main SME point of contact for information security incidents involving personal information, supporting and advising on incident response plans, tests and actual incidents
  • use management information and technical knowledge to enable accurate and up to date reporting and monitoring of data security risks and issues
  • work with your colleagues to become multi-skilled within data protection

To get going quickly in this role you'll need significant experience within data protection, showing how you've previously implemented frameworks across varied business areas. We'll look for you to be confident and engaging to enable you to build up and maintain crucial business partner relationships. With your expertise, you'll know all the risks of security requirements of data protection, and when things have to be advanced. We'll ask you for plenty of examples of where you've supported data incident management, your role in this and the response process that was followed. It would be preferable that you have qualifications in this area- either an ISEB in data protection or perhaps a practitioner's certificate. It would also benefit you to have experience within retail or a large complex business such as ours.

We'd love to talk to you if:

  • you have significant experience within data protection, in particular security requirements
  • you've previously implemented data security risk and compliance frameworks within businesses
  • you're confident in building and maintaining internal business relationships, at all levels
  • you've been involved in managing and responding to a whole host of previous data protection incidents
  • you know the risks and the preventive measures that need to be put in place, and when to intensify the situation
  • you ideally have qualifications within this field, either an ISEB or practitioner's certificate
  • you preferably have experience within a retail or large complex organization

Why Co-op?

173 years ago a group of businessmen in Rochdale came up with an idea that changed the world. They believed that when people work together, they're stronger. And when you join the Co-op, you'll become part of an organisation where principles are just as important as profits. You'll also get a competitive salary, and a benefits package that includes 27 days holiday, an annual incentive scheme, discounts on all kinds of products and services, and an amazing pension. We want to change the world all over again. Join us, and help to rebuild an iconic British brand.

We're committed to promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work. We know that simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We want to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and we recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve. We're actively building diverse, inclusive teams, and we welcome applications from all people.