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Data Protection Officer

  • Job reference: DEIT340
  • Location: Dorset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: IT
Job description: My client, a local authority in Dorset, is looking for a Data Protection Officer to work on an initial 3 month contract basis with possible extension .

Ideally, you will be an experienced Data Protection Officer ready to start ASAP and hit the ground running.

Within the role, you must be able to:

* Ensure that the Council complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.
* Ensure that employees are fully informed of their responsibilities for acting within the law.
* Ensure the public are informed of their rights under the Act.

Key responsibilities:

* Co-ordination of Data Protection Act activities with other Information Governance Leads.
* Interpret and provide guidance upon any current or future changes to relevant legislation on access to information, privacy, and data protection.
* Develop, implement, and enforce a suitable and relevant data protection policy.
* Assist with investigations into complaints around breaches of the Act, and undertake reporting or action as required. You will maintain a log of any incidents.


* Data Protection Qualification (preferred)
* Demonstrable data protection experience
* Working knowledge of data protection principles and practices
* Experience in the development and delivery of training material
* Knowledge of Information risk analysis
* Knowledge of QA principles and practices

Please contact Danny Eccles at Service Care Solutions for more information or to apply. Alternatively if this role isn't for you, we do offer a referral bonus of £250 for every new candidate you refer to us that we place in a position for more than 13 weeks. That's £250 just for forwarding a job advert to a friend!