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Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

Are you proactive and passionate about safeguarding data privacy whilst ensuring the highest degree of regulation compliance?

Our successful, local client has a hybrid-working role available on a permanent basis for a Data Protection Officer.
Are you proactive and passionate about safeguarding data privacy whilst ensuring the highest degree of regulation compliance?….. If so, this Data Protection Officer could be just for you.
  
Job Description:

  • Monitoring and advising on compliance with data protection obligations
  • Knowledge of GDPR
  • Monitoring adherence to standards
  • Acting as an independent contact with supervisory authorities and individuals
  • Creating and reviewing policies that support compliance with legislation
  • Delivering GDPR training sessions to colleagues
  • Increase awareness of data protection measures

Person Specification:

  • You must have in-depth knowledge of data protection principles
  • You must be knowledgeable in GDPR and have a Data Protection qualification
  • You will, ideally, be familiar with the housing sector and the nature of its data-processing activities
  • You should be able to perform audits and support Data Protection Impact Assessments  

Additional information from the client can be found below:  

  • To act as a Data Protection Officer
  • To facilitate General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance through transparent data protection policies, systems, and data governance procedures
  • To advise and support compliance with Data Protection legislation GDPR principles and data processing activities
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues across the organisation working collaboratively and proactively to ensure information is protected and sound working practices are applied
  • Provide a responsive, professional, and helpful advisory service at all levels on information compliance issues and queries, and deal with queries confidently and constructively
  • Deliver regular communications to colleagues on data protection to ensure knowledge is embedded throughout the organisation
  • Support with ensuring that appropriate systems are in place to record and manage all aspects of data protection and information governance, including maintaining Records of Processing Activities (RoPA)
  • Monitor adherence to GDPR principles act as a point of contact with supervisory authorities and data subjects and respond to Subject Access requests on time
  • Review contract clauses policies and procedures which relate to GDPR
  • Provide advice and guidance in relation to Data Protection Impact Assessments and data by design within projects
  • To take a lead role in the Data and Security Oversight Group (DASO) to support a data protection and data security culture. Devise and deliver GDPR training to colleagues to increase awareness of data security, good governance of data, RoPA responsibilities, and data protection obligations
  • To undertake audits as required based on a risk-based approach working closely with other compliance areas within the business.
  • Deliver any other tasks as required that support the provision of a Data Protection awareness culture
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by the Head of IT 

General Obligations – All employees 

  • To take responsibility for own personal development and update knowledge and skills, with support, to perform the role at an effective level. To undertake such training as is deemed necessary to improve personal performance and knowledge.
  • To implement positively and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, codes of practice, and initiatives relating to Equality and Diversity, Customer Service, Risk Management, Health and Safety, Data Protection and Information Technology, Financial Regulations, Standing Orders, and the Code of Conduct and Probity Policy
  • To take responsibility for own well-being and safeguarding in the duties to be carried out for this post
  • To provide the highest quality services incorporating best standards and practices, promoting the company to its tenants, clients, and customers
  • Taking ownership and responsibility to respond to complaints positively and professionally (as appropriate to the role)
  • To ensure that maximum use is made of information technology systems and associated equipment in the provision of efficient and effective services
  • To perform any other duties not specifically identified in the job description but which are in line with the general responsibilities of the post
  • Knowledge and understanding of the CIH professional behaviors and standards, which include characteristics such as integrity, knowledge, skill, leadership, ethics, inclusion, advocate 

Hours:  Monday – Friday with flexibility on hours
Salary:  £ 45,000 Per Annum
  
Flexible working environment
A generous benefits package, including an enhanced company pension scheme
  
Deadline for Applications: 01/05/2024
  
  
Brampton Recruitment is an independent Commercial and Accounts & Finance recruitment agency working in partnership with employers spanning Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Greater Manchester region.

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