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Deputy DPO (Data Protection Officer)

Job Title: Deputy DPO (Data Protection Officer)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: Permanent
REF: PP/CK/DeputyDPO_1651762382
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Deputy DPO (Data Protection Officer)



We are looking for an individual who has a genuine love of data protection, can think innovatively and provide practical and commercial advice in relation to data protection, reporting to the Data Protection Officer.

The Deputy Data Protection Officer will provide specialist, pragmatic, regulatory guidance and support to ensure that we have the right policies, processes, procedures and controls in place to operate in line with its legal and regulatory obligations under UK data protection laws and regulations.

Responsibilities of the Deputy DPO (Data Protection Officer) include:

  • Deputise for the Data Protection Officer
  • Work collaboratively with the data protection team, colleagues in Compliance, Legal and InfoSec as well as the wider business to ensure that legal and regulatory requirements / best practices relating to data protection laws and regulations are effectively identified and implemented
  • Review / provide guidance on the development of compliance related policies, procedures, processes and controls to facilitate compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Work closely with the wider Risk & Compliance team to provide holistic support to the business
  • Facilitate the identification, investigation management and resolution of compliance related issues
  • Prepare relevant compliance reporting to meet both internal and external regulatory requirements
  • Engage with 1st / front line operational business teams to inform and advise us and our employees about our obligations to comply with data protection laws and regulations
  • Monitor compliance with the UK- GDPR and other data protection laws, and with our data protection policies, including managing internal data protection activities and conducting compliance reviews
  • Ensure that we remain properly registered under the law and maintains an active article 30 register of processing activities, driving audit and associated data management processes
  • Manage data privacy breaches or near misses, support the identification of the root cause, mitigations and monitor implementation to prevent recurrence
  • Work with the business to implement compliance with data protection laws and regulation into its transformation programme
  • Oversee the subject access request process and individual rights, identify and evaluate our data processing activities

The successful Deputy DPO (Data Protection Officer) will have:

  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of UK data protection legislation & regulatory regime, with a proven history of working in the field of data protection (including e.g. ISEB/CIPPE qualification)
  • 3 + years of subject matter expertise in providing compliance support for data protection compliance including a proven track record in carrying out monitoring reviews
  • Previous experience in a B2C environment with large customer data sets, including marketing

To apply for the Deputy DPO (Data Protection Officer), please send your CV to

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