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Data Protection Officer

Posted 5 February by Turning Point Featured Ended

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Salary: circa £35,000

Location: The Exchange, Manchester

What does it take to become a leading health and social care organisation in the UK? It takes people who can turn lives around every day - providing encouragement, delivering innovative services and generally improving life for individuals with a learning disability or those affected by drug and alcohol misuse or mental health problems. But it’s not just our front-line teams that make a difference. So do the dedicated professionals who work behind the scenes to support the vital work we do? And that’s where you can come in.

If you have the desire, capability and motivation to work in this challenging environment, we’re looking for an experienced Data Protection Officer to join our Risk and Assurance Department, and be part of this close knit team responsible for implementing and evaluating compliance against external standards and legislation affecting our services, as well as meeting those of our integrated governance model.

Your priority will be to ensure that Turning Point is meeting its obligations for all aspects of Data Protection and Information Governance ensuring compliance with the legal and regulatory frameworks applicable to Turning Point.

On a day-to-day basis you will act as the specialist, providing expert advice to our services and colleagues, as well as enhancing, developing, and implementing our Data Protection and IG practices ensuring all processes, policies and procedures are robust and in line with legislation in particular the forthcoming European GDPR. You will also be planning and undertake data audits and coordinating our response to information requests.

Working with the SIRO, colleagues in IMT and operational managers, the post-holder will provide guidance and support on data protection regulation across all areas of Turning Point.

You will ideally have experience of providing data protection and information governance advice in in a variety of settings, although induction training will be provided to develop any further skills you may need about the health and social care sector. It is important that you possess a sound understanding of the data protection/ GDPR regulatory environment and that you are a collaborative team worker, who is both adaptable and able to work effectively in a challenging and changeable environment. You must be customer focussed with excellent IT, written and oral communication skills

You will be required to work 37 hours per week, 9:00 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, although some overnight stays will be required, as you will have to travel to services when conducting audits and it is essential that you are able to commit to this.

Required skills

  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Data Protection Act
  • Data Security
  • Data Protection Manager

Reference: 34400621

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