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Deputy Data Protection Officer

Job Title: Deputy Data Protection Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
REF: DDPO/0902/JS_1708101955
Contact Name: Jagadeshwar Sandhi
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Deputy Data Protection Officer

Reading - Hybrid 2 days per week office based

The Role:

We are seeking a highly experienced Privacy Lawyer who is eager to embark on a new challenge and channel their passion for data protection in a dynamic and innovative environment. As a key member of this team the Data Protection and Privacy Officer (DDPO) will play a pivotal role in shaping and ensuring the organisation's compliance with UK data protection laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

As the Data Protection and Privacy Officer, you will:

  • Provide specialised, pragmatic, regulatory, and legal guidance to ensure the implementation of policies, processes, and controls aligned with UK data protection laws.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of UK data protection legislation and regulatory regimes, with a proven track record in the field (ISEB/CIPPE qualification is desirable).
  • Offer compliance support for data protection, including conducting monitoring reviews and managing large customer data sets in a B2C environment, especially in the context of marketing activities.
  • Apply Privacy by Design and Default principles, conduct Data Privacy Impact Assessments, and independently assess data breaches.
  • Showcase strong communication and interpersonal skills, fostering relationships internally and externally, and effectively managing key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders, including Compliance, Legal, InfoSec, and other business units, to identify and implement legal and regulatory requirements related to data protection laws.
  • Review and provide guidance on the development of compliance-related policies, procedures, processes, and controls, facilitating alignment with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Support with Data Sharing Agreements (DSA) and contractual requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Risk & Compliance team to provide comprehensive support to the business.
  • Facilitate the identification, investigation, management, and resolution of compliance-related issues.
  • Prepare relevant compliance reports to meet both internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Engage with front-line operational business teams to inform and advise on data protection obligations.
  • Monitor compliance with UK-GDPR and other data protection laws, conducting internal data protection activities and compliance reviews.
  • Ensure proper registration under the law and maintain an active article 30 register of processing activities, driving audit and data management processes.
  • Manage data privacy breaches, identify root causes, implement mitigations, and monitor to prevent recurrence.
  • Work closely with the business to embed data protection compliance into transformation programs.
  • Oversee the subject access request process and individual rights, identifying and evaluating data processing activities.

Key Requirements:

  • Comfortable working under pressure, adaptable to ambiguity, and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proven experience in the field of data protection, preferably with an ISEB/CIPPE qualification.
  • Your subject matter experience and expertise will be crucial in your success, with a focus on compliance support and monitoring reviews.
  • Previous experience in a B2C environment, particularly with large customer data sets and marketing.
  • Strong understanding of UK data protection legislation and regulatory regimes.
  • Demonstrable experience in Privacy by Design and Default, Data Privacy Impact Assessments, and managing data breaches.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, plan, organize, and prioritize activities to meet business objectives.

If you are a passionate Data Protection professional and Privacy Lawyer seeking a new challenge and possess the skills and expertise outlined above. Apply now!!

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