Data Protection Manager


MN / DPM 579526


General & Other, Other


£40,000 to £50,000 Per Annum


+ Bens



Contract Type:


We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Data Protectionsector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Data Protection Manager to join a very established organisation based in Scunthorpe.

The Data Protection Manager will be responsible for defining the Data Protection strategy & improving information governance framework. This will involve working proactively with the DPO, the IT Security function and wider business to implement a culture of data protection, including development of the ongoing internal training programme, and business process improvement.

Data Protection Manager 's Core Duties

  • Previous experience within Data Protection compliance field, able to demonstrate strong understanding of upcoming GDPR and PECR legislation
  • Commercial background, able to assess business risk appetite vs compliance
  • Monitoring changes in Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations to ensure company adoption and compliance
  • Strong understanding of risk management practices and their application
  • Serve as subject matter expert on all Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills - confident and articulate communicator liaising with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Building effective relationships
  • Ability to work pro-actively, be results oriented, self-driven and to work independently
  • Reporting and presentation skills for communicating Privacy and Data Protection risks, risk mitigation measures and compliance activities to key stakeholders and senior management
  • Good general IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

Data Protection Manager 's Skills required

  • Maintain a central document management system of all data protection and governance policies and supporting control documents
  • Ensure that the policies required as part of the Data Protection & Governance Framework are maintained, executed and complied with
  • Work with the business and IT stakeholders to ensure that business processes, systems/applications and procedures are effective in meeting the current and future data protection legislation
  • Develop a risk-based programme of ongoing data compliance, approved by the DPO and applicable internal governance committees
  • In partnership with IT Security, appoint and manage Business Data Owners, ensuring that they comply with agreed processes and procedures to maintain the ongoing level of data integrity
  • Manage the Subject Access Request (SAR) process, ensuring that SARs are legally compliant and of appropriate quality
  • Maintain definition of 'lawful basis for processing’, including carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments as and where required
  • Act as the central point to co-ordinate and report all data breaches to the DPO in accordance with regulation and legislation
  • Provide regular KPI / reporting to the DPO, and in turn the Board, to enable appropriate management of data governance and compliance
  • Responsible for co-ordinating any external investigation from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or governing authority on behalf of the DPO
  • Work with the IT Security Team and Human Resources to develop ongoing training programme to ensure that employees understand and comply with their duties under data protection law

Data Protection Manager 's Key Experience

  • Experience of the Retail sector
  • Recognised qualifications in Data Protection (such as CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM)
  • Objective and willing to challenge the status quo
  • High degree of self-motivation, self-discipline and enthusiasm to succeed
  • Self-starter and results orientated
  • Strong degree of ownership & accountability
  • Excellent attention to detail & persuasive writing skills
  • Ability to inspire trust, influence others, promote collaboration and intra team working
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

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