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 are currently looking for a further Data Protection Officer to join our team and offer a salary of £40,000 – £60,000 depending on experience.

The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to influence, encourage and support positive change within an organisation. They will be a compliance driven individual with a proven track record, who is proactive and motivated and possesses excellent communication skills.

This 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
  • Create and implement strategies to ensure compliance with data protections laws
  • Perform DPIAs and PIAs to gain a thorough understanding of the scope of an organisation’s data and their compliance requirements
  • 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 team’s overall knowledge base

Education and experience:

  • Previous role as Data Protection Officer or similar
  • One or more data protection qualifications such as EU-GDPR-P, CIPM, CIPP/E etc
  • Ideally, a degree in law

Personal and skills:

  • Ability to work independently yet also a strong team player, and confident presentation skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, trust and credibility
  • Calm, controlled and resilient demeanour
  • A commercial attitude towards time management
  • 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
  • Knowledge of IT and cyber security
  • Specific knowledge of the healthcare, tech or education sectors

Paying a salary of £40,000 – £60,000 (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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Job Title Data Protection Officer
Salary £40000 – £60000 Per Annum £40,000 – £60,000 (depending on experience)
Location City of London – London

This vacancy is advertised and handled by Spider, online job advertiser. We provide online recruitment advertising services across the UK.

Additional keywords: data protection, compliance, administration, policies, procedures, analytical, data analysis, EU-GDPR-P, CIPM/T certificates

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