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Data Protection Manager

Data Protection Manager
Contract: Permanent / full time
Based: Scunthorpe
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Reports to: Financial Controller

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

Job Overview: The Data Protection Manager will be responsible for defining the Data Protection strategy & improving the company's 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.

Job 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 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 independently
, Reporting and presentation skills for communicating Privacy and Data Protection risks, risk mitigation measures and compliance activities to key stakeholders and senior management
, Good general IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

Specific Areas of Work:
, 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 us 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

Preferable Experience:
, Experience of the Retail sector
, Recognised qualifications in Data Protection (such as CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM)

Personal Attributes:
, 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 intra team working
, Ability to manage multiple priorities

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