Job title: Data protection lead
Salary: Up to £28,000 p.a.
Location: Swindon


We are looking for a Data Protection Lead to join our Compliance team, for a 12-month fixed term contract working full-time from our Swindon based office, close to the town centre and key transport links.

About the role

The Data Protection Lead role supports the implementation and ongoing management of monitoring the level of compliance against the regulatory standards the business is required to adhere to.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure right to be forgotten requests are handled appropriately and according to guidelines;
  • Monitor compliance and make recommendations to the Head of Compliance in relation to data protection and GDPR compliance;
  • Undertake data protection impact assessments;
  • Create a ‘best fit’ approach for data processors;
  • Work with the relevant functions and departments across the Group and ensure that BCS maintains processing inventories and a record/register of processing operations based on information provided by all the various departments in the organisation responsible for the processing of personal data.
  • Work with employees and provide practical help with regards to data protection and GDPR compliance;
  • Assist with and co-ordinate internal, external and third-party audits or investigations, in support of regulatory sanctions or malpractice investigations. Follow-up on corrective actions and improvements within the business, escalating any non- conformities;
  • Oversee the co-ordination of updates to operational documentation including manuals, policies, procedures and, working instructions;
  • Produce monthly management reports on business activities, issues and incidents and their associated level of compliance;
  • Assist with the implementation and ongoing management of new quality assurance standards regulatory requirements;
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager/Divisional Director;
  • All staff will live the BCS’ values and support making IT good for society;
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures;
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements.

Who we are looking for

Education and qualifications
  • Educated to ‘A’ Level standard or equivalent essential.
  • UKAS Auditor Qualification would be desirable
  • Proven experience of working in a Legal or Compliance focussed environment
  • Proven experience in implementing data protection
Competencies and skills
  • High degree of professionalism, honesty, integrity and confidentiality
  • Able to present with credibility and confidence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Literate, numerate with high attention to detail
  • Ability to make recommendations for change on a best fit, best practice approach
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines
  • Ability to interpret technical, regulatory information
  • Ability to think logically, problem solve and question
  • Calm, diplomatic and assertive
  • MS Office skills to an intermediate level for Word and Excel
  • An in depth understanding of GDPR/data protection
  • Operational aspects of data protection including privacy practices such as impact assessments, handling data subject's right to be forgotten requests and breach management
  • Familiarity with ISO standards such as 9001 and 27001
  • Working knowledge of compliance frameworks
How to apply

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