Data Protection Officer

Tower Hamlets
£51,000 + Benefits
01 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Data Protection Officer
Location: Tower Hamlets, London
Salary: £51,000 + Benefits

The Data Protection Officer Role:
As the Data Protection Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Company complies with all data privacy regulations and best practice. You will also be expected to lead the transition to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across the business.

To be successful in this role you will have substantial experience in a data privacy related role and a good understanding of data security regulation and best practice. Your experience will include handling privacy impact assessments, incident management and subject access requests, as well as the negotiation of data privacy terms. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate with a variety of audiences.

The standard hours of work are 35 hours per week, however extra hours may occasionally be required as there is travel to other offices across the UK. Overnight stays may also be required (hotels and reasonable expenses will be provided).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the organisational change programme to ensure compliance against the new GDPR legal and regulatory requirements and best practice
  • Work with the fundraising team to ensure that data privacy controls around consent and marketing are effective and reflect industry best practice
  • Keep up to date with developments around data privacy; review and update data privacy policies and processes to ensure they reflect best practice
  • Regularly review data privacy issues within information systems and work to establish a robust data security model
  • Conduct or support the preparation of privacy impact assessments against existing and new systems
  • In conjunction with the IT team, review controls, identify weaknesses and suggest enhancements to improve data privacy

Skills & Experience Required: 


  • Substantial experience in a data privacy related role including experience of negotiating data privacy terms, privacy impact assessments, incident management and subject access requests
  • Good understanding of data security regulation and best practice
  • Ability to translate GDPR regulatory requirements into auditable processes
  • Sound knowledge of technology and ability to learn quickly
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills, especially of technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, evolving organisation
  • Good IT skills, including ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and databases



  • Practitioner certificate in Data Protection or equivalent (CIPP, GDPR Practitioner)
  • Understanding of GDPR regulatory requirements for charitable institutions

In return, the successful candidate can expect;


  • 25 days’ annual leave (which increases with service to 28 days)
  • Pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5% and employee contributions of 2.5%
  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

The Company:
Our client is the national charity for homeless people. They know that homelessness is not inevitable. They know that together we can end it.

They have grown significantly in recent years and are currently developing the next ambitious five-year strategy. Data has become an increasingly important aspect of achieving success, in terms of service provision, fundraising and campaigning.

What’s Next?
So what are you waiting for? If you are interested in this Data Protection Officer position, simply submit your CV via the button shown.

In order to be considered, all successful applicants will be required to complete an additional Application Form. This will be sent to you via email upon receipt of your CV.

This vacancy is being advertised by Net-Recruit.

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