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Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

Job Title: Data Protection Officer
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Reference: AHS-KEL/DPO
Contact Name: Alex Howard-Smith
Contact Email: alexh@dmjlegal.com
Job Published: September 15, 2016 13:25

Job Description

One of the UK's largest Utilities business is currently seeking an experienced Data Protection Officer to join their Bradford based Head Office Team. As a leading provider of utility services they are a business that is constantly expanding and involving and this position is a key element to their consistent success.

To be a core part of the Secretariat Unit, they are looking for a qualified data protection professional, with expert knowledge in data protection law and good knowledge of information security principles and practices.

The purpose role of is to ensure that the organisation complies with the Data Protection Act 1998, and to ensure that employees are fully informed of their own responsibilities for acting within the law and that the public, including employees, are informed of their rights under the Act.
Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:
*Inform and advise the business and its employees about their obligations to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection laws
*Monitor compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws, including managing internal data protection activities, advise on data protection impact assessments; train staff and conduct internal audits
*Be the first point of contact for supervisory authorities and for individuals whose data is processed (employees, customers, etc.)
*Develop, Implement and enforce a suitable and relevant Data Protection Policy (including best practices) and ensure it is reviewed on an annual basis
*Assist with investigations into complaints about breaches of the Act and undertake reporting/remedial action as required. Maintain a log of any incidents and remedial recommendations and actions

The business itself is well regarded for the service it provides regionally and considered a major contributor to UK infrastructure and would provide a superb platform for a Data Protection expert to continue their progressive career development.

If this role is of interest, apply through the portal or contact Alex Howard-Smith via alexh@dmjlegal.com for further details.