Data Protection Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Financial Services
East Midlands
£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
MET Recruitment London Ltd
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Job Title: Data Protection Manager

Job Purpose:

Establish, build, lead and manage the day to day activities of Data Protection & Information Governance to ensure an ongoing compliance with current and future data protection regulations, and industry good practice.

Job Overview:

The Data Protection Manager will be responsible for defining the Data Protection strategy & improving information governance framework. This will involve working proactively with the DPO, the IT Security function and wider business to implement a culture of data protection, including development of the ongoing internal training programme, and business process improvement.

Job Knowledge:

* Previous experience within Data Protection compliance field, able to demonstrate strong understanding of upcoming GDPR and PECR legislation
* Commercial background, able to assess business risk appetite vs compliance
* Monitoring changes in Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations to ensure company adoption and compliance
* Strong understanding of risk management practices and their application
* Serve as the companies subject matter expert on all Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations
* Excellent communication skills - confident and articulate communicator liaising with both internal and external stakeholders
* Building effective relationships
* Ability to work pro-actively, be results oriented, self-driven and to work independently
* Reporting and presentation skills for communicating Privacy and Data Protection risks, risk mitigation measures and compliance activities to key stakeholders and senior management
* Good general IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

Specific Areas of Work:

* Maintain a central document management system of all data protection and governance policies and supporting control documents
* Ensure that the policies required as part of the Data Protection & Governance Framework are maintained, executed and complied with
* Work with the business and IT stakeholders to ensure that business processes, systems/applications and procedures are effective in meeting the current and future data protection legislation
* Develop a risk-based programme of ongoing data compliance, approved by the DPO and applicable internal governance committees
* In partnership with IT Security, appoint and manage Business Data Owners, ensuring that they comply with agreed processes and procedures to maintain the ongoing level of data integrity
* Manage the Subject Access Request (SAR) process, ensuring that SARs are legally compliant and of appropriate quality
* Maintain the definition of ‘lawful basis for processing’, including carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments as and where required
* Act as the central point for the companu to co-ordinate and report all data breaches to the DPO in accordance with regulation and legislation
* Provide regular KPI / reporting to the DPO, and in turn the Board, to enable appropriate management of data governance and compliance
* Responsible for co-ordinating any external investigation from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or governing authority on behalf of the DPO
* Work with the IT Security Team and Human Resources to develop the ongoing training programme to ensure that employees understand and comply with their duties under data protection law
* Deputise for the DPO at key meetings as and when required

Preferable Experience:

* Experience of the Retail sector
* Recognised qualifications in Data Protection (such as CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM)

Personal Attributes:

* Objective and willing to challenge the status quo
* High degree of self-motivation, self-discipline and enthusiasm to succeed
* Self-starter and results orientated
* Strong degree of ownership & accountability
* Excellent attention to detail & persuasive writing skills
* Ability to inspire trust, influence others, promote collaboration and intra team working
* Ability to manage multiple priorities

Contact Details:
MET Recruitment London Ltd
Tel: 03333 449100
Contact: Chris Tysall

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