Data Protection Officer

The DPO Centre Ltd
Manchester, UK
10 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Protection Officer - The DPO Centre Ltd is the UK's data protection officer resource centre. We provide 'fractional' (so less than part time) outsourced Data Protection Officer resources to over 250 organisations across the UK, ranging from 1 to 8 days per month. We also provide EU Representative Services to a range of US and Asian based medical and technology organisations. We are currently looking for a further Data Protection Officer to join our team and offer a salary of £45,000 - £55,000 depending on experience.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to manage the demands of a portfolio of clients, able to prioritise effectively, navigate conflicting client demands diplomatically and maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism.

The Data Protection Officer position is a balance of working remotely from home and/or visiting the client in their offices, but equally you will be very much part of a team. The candidate will need to accommodate regular travel and occasional overnight stays to enable full working days to be delivered to the client. Therefore only candidates with a full, clean driving licence and the ability to accommodate this requirement should apply.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Fulfil the tasks of the designated role of DPO as defined by Article 39 of the GDPR
  • Inform and advise organisations of their obligations
  • Implement the DPO Centre's established processes and practices
  • Create and implement strategies to ensure compliance with data protections laws
  • Perform DPIAs, PIAs and LIBAs
  • Prepare recommendation reports and corresponding Schedule of Works
  • Devise, facilitate and deliver training and awareness workshops
  • Support the client in responding to individuals' rights requests
  • Consistently inform and advise the client on governance, accountability and risk
  • Keep up to date with changes in data protection law and regulations
  • Actively contribute to building the overall knowledge base of the DPO Centre's team

Education and experience:
  • Previous role as Data Protection Officer or similar
  • Ideally, a degree or high level qualification in law
  • One or more data protection qualifications such as EU-GDPR-P, CIPM, CIPP/E etc
  • A background in compliance, data security, IT security, governance, legal or audit

Personal and skills:
  • An in-depth knowledge of data protection laws within the UK and Europe
  • An ability to think strategically, assess risks and explain the potential consequences
  • Experience in drafting policies, interpreting legal contracts and report writing
  • Confident presentation skills and an attention to detail
  • Written and spoken EU language skills
  • Knowledge of IT and cyber security and ISO Certificates
  • Specific knowledge of the healthcare, tech or education sectors
  • Knowledge of other worldwide data protection laws

Paying a salary of £45,000 - £55,000 (depending on experience), this is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established company, with an opportunity for career progression. If you have the necessary skills and experience and would like to be considered for this role, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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