Do you know Data Protection and Information Governance in the public sector? Aware of the implications of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations?
If so read on as this could be the perfect role for you!
Care Futures are currently working with a public sector body in the East Midlands region to appoint a Data Protection Officer to assist them with preparations for GDPR ahead of the May 2018 deadline.
Key Aspects of The Role
Data protection compliance will apply to all internal services and/or those delivered jointly with other partners and be involved in all issues which relate to the protection of personal data. This role therefore operates across all aspects of the business.
The Data Protection Officer will report to the Senior Information Risk Owner (currently the Corporate Director for Resources) and will receive pastoral care and line management from the Group Manager for Legal, Democratic and Complaints
Producing and presenting reports to the most senior forums on data protection compliance including the Governance and Ethics Committee and the Corporate Leadership Team.
Offering independent, expert advice on data protection compliance.
Building relationships, ensuring credibility with a wide range of stakeholders, up to, and including Chief Executive level, across Directorates, Partner Organisations and the Information Commissioners Office.
Engaging stakeholders and ensuring their understanding of and compliance with legislation and data protection processes.
Providing support, advice and guidance on data protection and being the organisations subject matter expert.
Advise and constructively challenge all levels of management across the organisation on data protection risk and compliance.
Effectively utilise resources to improve data protection compliance.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following
Significant relevant and recent experience of working in a role similar to this one, ideally within a county or unitary council(s) or within health.
Experience of designing, implementing and managing data privacy improvement programmes at corporate level, including undertaking information audits.
Proven experience of reporting to, working with, influencing and challenging strategic and operational decision makers in shaping approaches to data privacy.
Broad and detailed technical knowledge of data protection law, including an in-depth knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Working Hours: 5 days per week with flexibility in regards to remote working.
Contract Duration: 6 Months initially
If this role sounds like it may be of interest to you please do not hesitate to get in touch. As we approach the New Year the organisation are looking to move quickly with this role and are looking for someone to start ASAP. Apply now