Data Protection Officer - MERJE | Niche Recruitment
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0203 637 1600 / 0161 883 2740

Data Protection Officer

North West | £50,000 - £60,000 | Permanent

Job Description:  Our client is a leading financial services business who are currently recruiting for a Data Protection Officer. The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for managing an effective control framework for Data Protection risk and ensure current and future exposure to Data Protection risk is identified and reported.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To inform and advise the business and its colleagues who carry out processing of their obligations pursuant to Data Protection legislation applicable in the UK and to other EU or EU Member State data protection provisions;
  • To monitor compliance with Data Protection legislation, with other EU or EU Member State Data Protection provisions and with the policies of the controller or processor in relation to the protection of personal data, including the assignment of responsibilities, awareness-raising and training of staff involved in processing operations, and the related audits;
  • To provide advice where requested as regards Data Protection impact assessments and to monitor the performance of such, as required by Data Protection legislation.
  • To cooperate with any relevant data protection supervisory authority;
  • To act as the contact point for relevant data protection supervisory authorities on issues relating to processing, including any prior consultation upon data processing matters required by Data Protection legislation and to consult, where appropriate, with regard to any other matter.
  • Represent the Bank at industry forums to ensure good knowledge of Data Protection is developed and acted upon by the Bank. Share information and keep up to date with best practice.
  • Oversee the business’s processing of personal data and its controls to identify such data, its purposes for processing and the conditions upon which it relies to legitimise such processing.
  • Act as the business’s first point of contact for any relevant data protection supervisory authority in the EU.
  • Oversee complaints from any relevant data protection supervisory authority in the EU, conduct investigations and report, escalating as required.
  • Recommend policy/framework improvements and assurance activities based on emerging threats to ensure framework remains relevant and assurance highlights emerging vulnerabilities.
  • Lead, manage & develop specialists assigned from pool to ensure effective delivery of assurance activity upon compliance with Data Protection legislation.

Key Requirements-

  • Significant experience as Data Protection Officer or equivalent within a large organization
  • Good working knowledge of Information Security & Data Governance
  • Experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT Security roles
  • Understanding of emerging threats and regulatory changes

 

 

Data Protection Officer | Manchester

To discuss this position further contact:

Mike Ayres
0161 883 2758 / 07912 880 263
mayres@merje.com

Ref code: MA/13960
Date posted: 12/10/2017

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