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Date Added: Tue 20/04/2021

Data Protection Officer

Cambridgeshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £60000 - £65000 / annually

Data Protection Officer                             


Hours of Work: Full Time (Flexible Working Available)

Salary: Up to £65,000

This is a really exciting opportunity to join my client in this newly created role working as a Data Protection Officer. Across their group of companies they have over 45,000 clients. Having acquired 10 businesses over the last 3 years which offer products and services that their clients need and want; they're only interested in future growth; they're not finished yet. 

In this key role, you will work with key stakeholders and teams right across the business.  It is a wide and varied role with lots of opportunity and support.  With continual double-digit growth year on year, our business thrives on people with vision, determination, agility, focus and brilliant people skills. 

The Role

This position will be a critical role in complying with their obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring continued compliance with applicable data protection laws. The role will also hold responsibility for compliance and maintenance of ISO 9001 standard.

If you want a role that you can make your own, where you can make a real positive business impact and work for a Company full of great colleagues, then this could be the role for you.  Cultural fit is critical as is technical knowledge and experience. Finding the balance between legal understanding, practical application, influencing and commercial awareness is tricky but essential. They're looking for someone who can not only help them ensure compliance but is savvy enough to drive through the business benefits of this role.

They are a not a business who are ruled by policies - this role will be no different. If you are looking for a role where you can come in and monitor/manage processes, this role won't be for you. They are a fast-moving business with big ambitions. Experience outside of a highly regulated environment would be advantageous, or at least an understanding on how the internal processes might be different.

The Person

Regulatory Essentials (Article 39 GDPR):

  1. The Data Protection Officer shall be responsible for the following:
  • to inform and advise the Company (and employees who carry out processing) of its' obligations pursuant to this Regulation and to other Union or Member State data protection provisions;
  • to monitor compliance with this Regulation, with other Union or 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 the data protection impact assessment and monitor its performance pursuant to Article 35;
  • to cooperate with the supervisory authority;
  • to act as the contact point for the supervisory authority on issues relating to processing, including the prior consultation referred to in Article 36, and to consult, where appropriate, with regard to any other matter.
  1. The data protection officer shall in the performance of his or her tasks hav
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