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Data Protection Officer

Job Description

Job title - Data Protection Officer
Location - Wembley, London
Contract - Permanent
Hours - Full time 35 hours per week
Salary - £54,701

The Role Summary
A new opportunity has opened for a Data Protection Officer at a local housing association to provide advice and guidance to employees and customers on all the requirements of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018, monitoring GDPR trends and best practice across the sector, and keeping up to date with developments in GDPR and Data Practice legislation and its implication

Your key duties within the role will include:

  • Enable compliance with GDPR and foster a data protection culture within the organisation which encourages compliance by design and default on all corporate projects
  • Drive implementation of essential elements of the GDPR, such as the principles of data processing, data subjects' rights, data protection impact assessments, records of processing activities, security of processing, and notification and communication of data breaches
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to the Data Protection Team
  • Provide expert advice, guidance, and information to the organisation including senior management and the Board and those processing its data regarding their legal obligations
  • Design and undertake comprehensive data audits so as to be able to provide assurance to management and Board on compliance with legislation and regulations
  • Oversee the implementation of data compliance tools and ensure robust policies and procedures are in place to achieve consistent good practice across the organisation, and ensure the regular review and refresh of all GDPR policies and procedures
  • Undertake confidential investigations in relation to data breaches as appropriate and make recommendations to the business on improvements or action relating to staff as necessary


  • An EU/UK accredited GDPR Practitioner qualification or Data Protection Officer accreditation
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of the requirements of being a Data Protection Officer within a business environment
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and able to provide appropriate challenge to Officers and Managers on compliance with agreed policies and procedures
  • Practical understanding of project management including relevant experience of using Prince2 Project Management or equivalent tools/methodology
  • Ability to communicate effectively including the use of negotiation and influencing
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Project, Privacy Impact Assessment Framework and of designing process mapping

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send your CV now for consideration.
If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Lewis at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to