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Data Protection Officer

  • Location

    Telford

  • Discipline:

    Compliance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Consultant:

    Michael Ayres

  • Email:

    mayres@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    MA/15303

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

Financial Services firm, with products covering Investments, Pensions and Insurance are looking to hire a Data Protection Officer to provide assurance, advice and guidance to senior management and employees in relation to GDPR, ensuring the rights and freedoms of the data subjects are adhered to and act as the main point of contact for the Information Commissioners Office.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Inform and advise on the GDPR, EU and UK data protection law
  • Monitor compliance with the GDPR, EU, UK data protection laws & guidance and internal policies & standards
  • Monitor assignment of responsibilities, awareness-raising and staff training
  • Monitor and support data protection related audits
  • Provide advice where requested regarding the data protection impact assessment and monitor its performance
  • Cooperate with the supervisory authority on request or at the Data Protection Officer’s own initiative
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the supervisory authority
  • Receive enquiries from data subjects on all issues related to the processing of the data subject’s data and the exercise of the data subject’s rights
  • Report to appropriate internal, and where relevant, external stakeholders on compliance with GDPR

The Person

  • Comprehensive understanding of GDPR
  • Expert knowledge of national and European data protection laws and practices
  • Financial Services knowledge
  • Understanding of information systems, data security, and data protection needs of a financial services controller or processor
  • Understanding of data processing activities
  • Comprehensive understanding of local data breach notification processes
  • Experience presenting to senior executive management, local executive committees (e.g., audit, risk), and/or local Boards of Directors including translating GDPR requirements in plain language to the employees at all levels

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.