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Head of Group Data Privacy

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Up to £100,000 + Car allowance + Bonus + Benefits per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Compliance
  • Contact: Richard Abelson
  • Contact Email: rabelson@merje.com
  • Expiry Date: 21 January 2022
  • Job Ref: RA/18435

Manchester (max 1-2 days in office per week)

​Our client, a market-leader within the field in which they operate are recruiting a Head of Group Data Privacy. The role will act as the appointed Data Protection Officer for the Group, ensuring regulatory obligations are met and customer data remains safe.

Key Responsibilities:

• Holding the role of DPO, ensure that the data protection rights of customer and employee data are honoured and respected.

• Drive the strategic direction for the management of data privacy.

• Oversee the business response to Data Protection incidents, Information and Cyber Security incidents, supported by the Head of Information & Cyber Security.

• Act in an impractical matter to investigate and resolve complaints related to privacy of customers and employees.

• Provide subject matter expertise to assist management in the development and communication of policies and procedures.

• Primary point of contact for the Information Commissioner.

• Develop a culture of accountability and transparency, encouraging a calm approach to the work environment when faced with challenges.

The Ideal Candidate:

• Extensive practical experience in an equivalent role, managing data privacy/protection and Information/Cyber Security risks.

• Previous experience in a DPO capacity, managing a team of specialists and responding to information security incidents.

• Experience operating within a FCA regulated environment and relevant IT security qualification.