Data Protection Officer

Surrey – £60,000 - £73,000

Data Protection Officer on a permanent basis to join this growing Data Protection Team in Surrey

My client based in Central London are a Global Financial Services and are looking for a Data Protection Officer to join their team.

This Data Protection Officer position plays a key role in relationship building; providing subject matter expertise in data privacy to the entire business. You will need to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders within the business.

Key areas of responsibility for this Data Protection Manager will be:

  • Ensure that the core activities and services of the Data Protection Team are carried out efficiently and effectively;
  • You will need to have knowledge of UK, EU data protection laws
  • Handle requirements Gathering under Article 30 to identify and define the data processing activities
  • Handle Data Mapping, Vendor Supply Chain Analysis and Gap Analysis
  • Providing advice on marketing activities (email, SMS, telephone, post)
  • Conducting data protection risk assessments
  • Managing data subject access requests
  • Identifying data processor/data controller roles and negotiating data protection terms in third party contracts
  • Advising on data retention requirements
  • Operating a training programme
  • Monitoring compliance
  • Communication and co-operation with the ICO
  • Reviewing data incidents and determining relevant actions and notifications
  • Work with all areas of the business to ensure that data protection is embedded within the business
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) and regular audits to monitor overall compliance
  • Advising, Reviewing and Writing Privacy Policies to embed and maintain 'Privacy by Design' across the business
  • Lead on Data Breach Incident Procedures and Response
  • Lead on communication, training and awareness of data protection responsibilities
  • Ensure adequate internal records are kept and maintained

You must possess the following:

Knowledge of data protection law and practices, in relation to sensitive personal data;

You will have a minimum of 3 years Data Protection experience

Ideally you will be CIPPE qualified

Please apply now for immediate consideration

Please contact Lisa Spink, Managing Consultant - In House, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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Lisa Spink

Managing Consultant
0203 846 3071

Lisa joined Douglas Scott in 2013 where she ran our Locum desk for 2 years before going on to work as a Business Manager at one of the largest recruitment agencies in the UK, here she focused on Legal & Compliance on a contract and interim basis. Lisa re-joined Douglas Scott in 2018 as a Managing Consultant to set up a Legal & Compliance desk within our In-house department, again with a contract and interim focus and predominantly within (but not limited to) the London market. Originally from Cornwall she now lives in the Manchester area with her husband and young son Harrison.

"Lisa's professionalism, global industry knowledge and contacts are exceptional. I would highly recommend Lisa for her passion in ensuring a candidate's skills and experiences matches the clients expectations and vice versa, fundamental in recruitment ! Above all, Lisa goes above and beyond, she is with you throughout the whole process, on hand to answer any questions, offering advice and support around a candidates or clients busy schedule, one feels like they are receiving a very bespoke friendly personal service!"

Data Governance | London

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Compliance
  • Type: Business Support
  • Salary: £60,000 - £73,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Surrey
  • Reference: LS56

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