Data Protection & Compliance Officer

Peninsula Business Services Ltd
Manchester, UK
15 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Protection & Compliance Officer
Manchester City Centre, near Victoria Station
Up to £45,000 per annum dependent on experience + Excellent Benefits Package

Peninsula is a fast-paced commercial organisation, which has grown (and continues to grow) exponentially since its inception in 1983. We're looking to appoint a Data Protection and Compliance Officer who will manage a range of data protection and compliance issues in the UK and Ireland and will be responsible for assessing risk, identifying patterns and trends, whilst performing overall data protection management, in the form of internal auditing and the implementation of measures.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities
  • Providing practical advice, guidance and assistance to Senior Stakeholders in the UK and Ireland on data protection obligations whilst ensuring that any marketing activities are compliant with PECR and GDPR.
  • Assisting the UK and Ireland offices in responding to subject access, erasure, rectification, restriction and objection requests and to conduct end to end responses.
  • Serve as point of contact for individuals on privacy matters; including subject access requests and all other individual rights, security incidents and data breach concerns.
  • Advising in terms of monitoring its compliance and reviewing internal policies and procedures.
  • Conducting awareness training to front line colleagues and senior leadership teams involved in the processing of personal data.
  • Advise on the necessity of data protection impact assessments, when they may be required and how to conduct those and discuss the outcomes.
  • Be a reporting line for any security incidents or breaches whilst working closely with the Information Security Manager to decide when a breach may need notification to the Board of Directors, the ICO and/or any affected individuals.
  • To act as point of contact to the ICO for all data protection issues, including data breach reporting.
What you Bring to the Team
  • Established and successful data protection background
  • Strong communicator, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying communication style depending upon the audience
  • Confident knowledge of Data Protection Legislation and Case Law
  • Risk analysis and problem-solving expertise with proactive suggestions for improvement
  • An organised individual with strong attention to detail
  • Commerciality and the ability to apply knowledge in a practical commercially focused manner
  • High level of integrity and accountability for results
  • Can-do attitude offering strategic analysis and day to day involvement in data protection compliance across The Group.
What we can offer you:
  • Competitive starting salary of up to £45,000 dependent on experience
  • Company profit-related pay scheme
  • 25 Days holiday rising with service to 27 Days after 2 Years and 28 Days after 3 Years
  • Birthdays off work
  • Access to Perkbox - excellent offers and freebies
  • Christmas Bonus after 3 years' service
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Health Care cover after 5 years
  • Free 'bakers breakfast' every Monday
Why Join our Team?This is a fantastic opportunity to get real job satisfaction from developing relationships with, colleagues and stakeholders across the Group.
Employee welfare is taken seriously and there is a strong emphasis on reward for success. You will be working with a great team and there will be opportunities for training, career development and the drive of exceptional service delivery.
Peninsula is the leading provider of Employment Law, Health & Safety and Legal services to SME's in the UK. Established in 1983, we have around 32,000 clients who have already integrated Peninsula to work as part of their HR and Health and Safety departments. We employ around 1,500 people across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, get in touch for more information!

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