Data Protection Lead

Competitive | Sundridge | Permanent
Posted 1 month ago

Data Protection Lead
To effectively review, develop, implement and maintain data protection policies and procedures in line with GDPR. Educate the company and its employees on important compliance requirements, train staff involved in data processing, and conduct regular security audits.

Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).

Dimensions
The key aspects of the role:
• Inform, advise and monitor compliance with current and future data protection and ePrivacy legislation.
• Maintain evidential records of compliance with current legislation.
• Supervise and advise on data protection by design and liaise with the IT team on performing privacy impact assessments.
• Develop and execute relevant compliance project plans.
• Manage a programme of staff awareness training, to deliver compliance and foster a culture of data privacy within the organisation.
• Maintaining comprehensive records of all data processing activities conducted by the company, including the purpose of all processing activities, which must be made public on request.
• Review commercial agreements and contracts, including Data Processing agreements with existing and future data processors/controllers.
• Revise and lead data breach response and notification procedures.
• Be the point of contact and co-operate with the ICO or equivalent data protection regulators.
• Act as the focal point for the organisation when data subjects are exercising their rights. Supervise and advise on the response to such requests.
• Provide updates on the data protection compliance programme to the Management Team as appropriate.
• Provide leadership and strategic data protection guidance and advice for the business.
• Review, develop, implement and maintain data protection policies and procedures.
• Implement systems and controls to ensure compliance with relevant data protection legislation and regulations.
• Undertake periodic data protection audits including all manual or digital and internal or outsourced processes.

Knowledge, skills and experience required
Qualifications
• Good educational background with information management and data protection experience.

Experience
• Data background or strong understanding of data governance, data quality and the role GDPR and data protection plays within the organisation.
• Ability to asses, recommend and implement relevant policies and processes having strengths in problem-solving and influencing change.
• Excellent management skills and the ability to interface easily with internal staff at all levels as well as outside authorities.

Interpersonal
• Integrity and high professional ethics.
• Ability to handle information and business affairs with secrecy and confidentiality as appropriate.
• Ability to communicate effectively with the highest levels of management and decision-making within the Organisation.
• Ability to communicate effectively with data subjects, data protection authorities and other controllers.
• Adaptable and flexible.
• Unflappable.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude.
• Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
• Accuracy and attention to detail.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships and to engage with the full range of business functions particularly, in order to carry out the GDPR monitoring work.

Additional information
• Permanent / 37.5 hours a week
• Must be able to reliably commute to office

For more information about this role, please contact:

Sarah Chatt

sarahchatt@bluemotorfinance.co.uk
07887 510 355

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