Data Protection Officer

Employer
Accelya Group
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
9 Jul 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

As a Data Protection Officer, you will oversee all data processing activities that Accelya conducts in relation to personal data. You will be responsible for advising Accelya globally on data privacy and ensure compliance with applicable regulations, accompanying local laws and derogations as required.

What will you do?
  • Provide and maintain the necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with data protection laws applicable to Accelya, including the GDPR, records of data processing, internal and external policies, procedures, templates and forms.
  • Ensuring that all relevant documents and policies are reviewed at least annually and kept up to date with changes in law and guidance from the data protection regulators.
  • Provide education, awareness and expert advice to all members of Accelya regarding their obligations to comply with applicable data protection laws, including the GDPR, when processing personal data.
  • Ensure that training is available and delivered to all members of Accelya staff involved in the processing or handling of personal data.
  • Monitor Accelya's compliance with applicable data protection laws, including the GDPR, including, where necessary, conducting internal audits.
  • Informing stakeholders and employees within Accelya of any changes to applicable data protection laws, including the GDPR, in a timely manner.
  • Act as the single point of contact for data protection regulators on issues relating to the processing of personal data, and to consult with data protection regulators, where necessary, on any other relevant personal data matters.
  • Act as the main point of contact and cooperate with employees and data subjects on matters related to data protection.
  • Participate in meetings with teams where required to ensure privacy by design is implemented at all levels.
  • Provides expert advice and guidance on and monitor data protection impact assessments.
  • Develop and maintain the processes and procedures for reporting personal data breaches and take the necessary measures to inform the relevant stakeholders as required by applicable data protection laws.
  • Monitor compliance with Accelya's data protection policies and any other internal documents relating to data protection.
  • Create inventories, hold and maintain registers of processing operations.
  • Advise Accelya regarding privacy notices to data subjects.
  • Alongside the Information Governance and Security teams, contribute to the review and development of security procedures and other controls for the protection of personal data.
  • Establish controls to ensure Accelya maintains the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal data.
  • Contribute to the business continuity and disaster recovery planning process to ensure that personal data processing is considered.
  • Define standards, guidelines and privacy requirements for companies who would process or sub-process to Acceya.
  • Produce an annual summary of compliance against the GDPR and other applicable privacy laws and present this to the C-Level executive committee in Accelya.


What do you need to know?
  • Have expert knowledge of data protection laws and associated practices and concepts such as Privacy by Design, Data Protection Impact Assessments and Data Subject Access Requests.
  • Proven experience in EU and global privacy laws
  • Solid experience in systems auditing and risk management
  • In-depth understanding of software application architecture with experience in the IT industry
  • Ethical, with the ability to remain impartial and report noncompliances
  • Experience with organizational-wide training and awareness programs
  • CIPP, CIPM or equivalent Data Privacy Qualifications


What do we offer?
  • Flexible working hours
  • Smart working: possibility to work from home some days
  • Training Courses and Workshops
  • Healthy lifestyle (fresh fruit, yoga classes, etc)
  • Work-life balance
  • Excellent, dynamic and multicultural environment

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