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Senior Data Protection Specialist Controller - P'boro/c£80K

  • Posted July 9, 2024
  • £75000 - £80000 per annum
  • Peterborough
  • Permanent

Senior Data Protection Specialist Controller / Peterborough / c£80K

We are currently partnered with a Financial Services organisation who are recruiting for a Senior Data Protection Specialist Controller to join them on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

The reason for the role coming live is that they are experiencing a large backlog of high-risk DPIA’s (Data Protection Impact Assessments) and need someone with a strong technical understanding to come in and support.

It will be split 50/50 between two different functions. The first being the Support Controller Team, which has a focus on the internal GDPR framework, and the second being the Migration Team who work with the on-boarding of new clients and the potential risks to Data Security.

This is a short-term replacement, so will initially be on a 6-month FTC with potential for the role to be extended/made permanent.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Help the DP manager push forward and put into action the support needed as a Controller.
  • Help the DP manager train and spread the word about data protection compliance.
  • Support the TUPE deliveries related to transformation activities that are key to developing strategies (migration).
  • Assist in creating BAU governance and processes as a Controller.
  • Help manage BAU by working with internal teams, HR and procurement.
  • Represent our team in corporate projects to ensure changes are GDPR/DP compliant.
  • Oversee, appoint, and run regular meetings with Data Champions in Shared Services and coordinate with the Data Champions Manager.
  • Review DPIAs from shared services or regulatory Change teams and suggest recommendations to the DP Manager and DPO.
  • Approve privacy impact assessments when a full DPIA isn’t needed.
  • Conduct audits and ensure shared services functions are UK GDPR compliant.
  • Provide advice and support, if needed, to IT and Non-IT procurement to ensure compliance.

What we’re looking for

  • A credible influencer of management who can propose and implement compliance solutions with the right level of personal impact.
  • Able to represent their function at project meetings, forums, committees, and other general meetings with both clients and internally.
  • Recognizes the privacy implications of business initiatives but has commercial awareness and can add value to proposed solutions.
  • Capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with clients.
  • Has a solid technical understanding of ICO requirements.
  • Possesses sound knowledge of business processes and requirements for relevant business units.
  • Experienced in working in a project environment or project management.
  • Knowledgeable about GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018 and related privacy legislation.

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