Data Protection Officer

City of London Permanent £85,000 - £100,000

About Our Client

Our client are a leading UK Investment firm

Job Description

The Data Protection Officer will be responsible for:

  • Implementing and maintaining a privacy governance framework to manage data use in compliance with the UK Data Protection Act, the GDPR and relevant legislation overseas, including developing a compliance monitoring programme, advising on and assisting with data mapping and records of data processing, and vendor management reviews.
  • Work with key internal stakeholders in the review of processing activities and projects and related data processing to ensure compliance with data privacy laws, and where necessary, advising on and monitoring data protection privacy impact assessments.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison for the Information Commissioner on all data protection related matters under the UK Data Protection Act, the GDPR and relevant legislation overseas.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for data protection queries in the business.

The Successful Applicant

The Data Protection Officer should have the following skills:

  • Detailed knowledge of the European and UK Data protection regulatory framework and have worked in a data privacy management role for a minimum of five years.
  • Extensive experience in oversight of compliance and data protection controls in a large UK business with international operations.
  • Law degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline. Hold at least one data protection and/or privacy certification, such as CIPP, CIPT, CIPM, ISEB, etc.

Essential skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in achieving stated objectives involving a diverse set of stakeholders and managing varied projects.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and management of controls relating to personal data legislation. Experience in developing policies and procedures, as well as preparing and delivering data protection training and awareness raising.
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organisational levels of the firm. Ability to work unsupervised, exercise leadership and influence change.
  • Detail-oriented approach and ability to recommend and implement strategic improvements on a range of data privacy and data protection issues.

What's on Offer

Salary of £80,000-£100,000 plus attractive benefits

Karen O'Neill
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