Officer – Data Protection – In House
Our client, an International Services Provider, is seeking a Data Protection Officer to join their growing department on a permanent contract or temporary contract.
The successful candidates work will include (but not be limited to):
- Ensure that the business, employees and other parties comply with relevant data protection legislation, codes of practice and regulatory guidance
- Keep the appropriate stakeholders well-informed of all implications that the GDPR and other relevant data protection regulations may have on the business and how they will be dealt with
- Provide proactive, practical and commercial privacy related guidance and assistance to the business in support of key business projects, as well as supporting the business on day to day queries around data protection and privacy issues
- Assist in delivering a compliance culture, including developing policies and provision of training to all staff engaged in processing activities to raise awareness of responsibilities
- Work with the IT team and the wider business to identify potential areas for development and recommend on how to improve data privacy controls in line with best practice.
- Conduct GDPR compliance reviews and monitor compliance with applicable policies, including recommendations of corrective actions
- Manage the subject access request process, ensuring full compliance with a data subject’s rights while mitigating any risks arising from disclosure
- Manage data breach prevention and management, ensuring any alleged breaches are adequately controlled, escalated, addressed and reported
- Manage and oversee recording and mitigating any identified risk/non-compliance
- Liaise with data subjects, authorities and regulators where necessary
The ideal candidate will have some (if not all) of the following characteristics and skills:
- Experience in advising on Data Protection issues in a B2B and B2C environment.
- Good understanding and knowledge of data protection legislation.
- Knowledge of data protection regulatory regime.
- Knowledge & use of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Powerpoint.
- Excellent communicator – able to communicate with all levels of the business in a clear, concise, but collaborative way.
- Strong analytical and guidance/report writing skills – ability to perform detailed analysis and write clear concise reports and advisory briefs.
- Proven ability to implement change and manage processes.
- Must be eligible for work in the UK
- Would be really handy if you have previous SAAS experience in a similar role.