CPA Recruitment

Data Protection Manager

£40,000 to £50,000
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Data Protection Manager


£40,000 - £50,000



Role Overview

Establish, build, lead and manage the day to day activities of Data Protection & Information Governance to ensure the company's ongoing compliance with current and future data protection regulations, and industry good practice.

The Data Protection Manager will be responsible for defining the Data Protection strategy & improving company 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.


Core Responsibility

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 the company's definition of ‘lawful basis for processing’, including carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments as and where required
• Act as the central point for the company 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 company 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 the company's ongoing training programme to ensure that employees understand and comply with their duties under data protection law
• Deputise for the DPO at key meetings as and when required


Prior Knowledge

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 the company's 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
• Reporting and presentation skills for communicating Privacy and Data Protection risks, risk mitigation measures and compliance activities to key stakeholders and senior management


Experience & Attributes


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 team working
• Ability to manage multiple priorities


For more information please contact Alex Thornton to discuss further.


0208 203 1000



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