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Data Protection Specialist

  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Compliance
  • Contact: Richard Abelson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2748
  • Expiry Date: 23 February 2024
  • Job Ref: RA/11149 L

Data Protection Specialist

Our client, a reputable, forward-thinking financial services business are looking for a Data Protection Specialist to facilitate the management of all aspects of Data Protection for one of the Group entities.

This is a high-profile role where you will be expected to embed yourself in key business areas, adopting a business partner approach to provide both advisory inputs and proactive monitoring of Data Protection risk as part of new initiatives and day to day operations.

The role is predominantly UK home-based with very occasional travel to offices for meetings.

Role Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the DPO you will:

  • Design, implement and manage proportionate Data Protection oversight.

  • Support the Leadership team on embedding a Data Protection aware culture.

  • Horizon scan to increase knowledge and awareness of Data Protection risks affecting the business.

  • Continual drive for enhanced efficiency and customer outcomes in all processes.

  • Provide regular reports to the Leadership team and other relevant stakeholders detailing any current issues or information as required.

  • Provide support, education, and training to staff.

  • Take ownership of SAR management.

  • Provide expert advice and guidance on data subject privacy rights and data protection risks (GDPR).

  • Manage the day-to-day support initiatives to the business, identifying GDPR compliance initiatives.

  • Collaborate with Group DPO office to ensure successful delivery of GDPR requirements.

  • Management of general Privacy Office functions including, Subject Access Requests; Data Protection Impact Assessments; Data Breaches; Vendor Assessments & Data Subject rights.

  • Provision of proactive and practical regulatory advice

Key Skills & Experience

  • An experienced Data Protection specialist with a proactive and pragmatic nature.

  • Can do mind set and a curious nature focussing on what my client ‘can do’ within their regulatory perimeter rather than base advice solely on regulatory statements

  • Strong Data Protection knowledge (UKDPA & GDPR) and experience of operating in this space.

  • Practical and commercial approach to problem solving

  • Knowledge and experience of defining and assessing controls.

  • Experience of influencing behaviours at all levels of the organisation.

  • Proven track record of delivering enhancements to process efficiency.

  • Ability to produce and present effective presentations and training sessions.

  • A Data Protection qualification is desirable but not essential balanced against relevant experience.

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.

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