Data Protection Officer

Posted 7 October by NHS Professionals

Do you have an interest in data protection? Are you analytical and able to interpret complex information? Do you have superior written and verbal communication skills? Are you a quick learner who remains calm in high stakes situations?

Role summary:

Due to an internal move, we are looking for a bright, switched on individual to join our team to support Risk, Information Governance and Business Continuity across NHS Professionals based from in our Hemel Hempstead office but with lots of flexibility for remote working.


Reporting to the Risk & Information Governance Manager and based within a small, friendly and supportive team, this varied role will see you minute taking in Risk meetings, responding to FOI requests, interpreting reports, investigating data breach information and making recommendations to improve information governance, advising and reassuring stakeholders at all levels of the organisation if a data breach occurs and much more.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Either bring experience of risk management, information governance and data protection to our team or the willingness to increase your knowledge quickly in this area.

  • Have excellent analytical aptitude and the ability to assimilate information quickly and work under pressure.
  • Possess superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Are adept at working confidently across all levels of the organisation, including with senior stakeholders.
  • Ideally possess knowledge of, or experience with the DSP Toolkit/IG Toolkit
  • Are competent with the use of databases.
  • Demonstrate some knowledge of Health & Safety issues in relation to workplace activity.
  • Thrive working independently and self-managing.

In return for your commitment, we will offer you some fantastic benefits:

  • Generous annual leave allowance?- 27 days per year, plus bank holidays

  • Flexible Working?- we offer a range of flexible working options that include working from home or part time hours

  • A commitment to talent management & development

  • Star of the Month!?-? Our star of the month award enables you to recognise colleagues or teams that have gone the extra mile and they could win £100 worth of shopping vouchers

  • Pension?- We’ll contribute up to 10% towards your pension if you join our stakeholder pension scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • Group Income Protection

  • Wellbeing Programme

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Employee Engagement & discounts platform

Our Commitment to You:

The Compelling Employee Journey is our people development initiative that ensures whatever your path through NHSP you have opportunities to feel?empowered, engaged and excel?in what you do.?

Throughout your employment you will have access to our?Institute of Learning?(IoL) our blended learning platform providing with you with a wide range of blended learning solutions to personalise your?Compelling Employee Journey, helping and supporting you to be the best you can be through learning, development and personal growth.

About Us:

NHS Professionals (NHSP)?run the largest NHS flexible staff bank, placing highly skilled temporary workers in NHS Trusts to meet their short, medium and long-term needs. Uniquely we are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care and we therefore reinvest any surplus we make directly back into the NHS.

We are particularly proud of being the first NHS organisation to gain the accreditation of?Top Employerby the Top Employers Institute. This is a?huge testament to our ongoing commitment to making NHSP a great place to work for all our corporate employees.

Required skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • Reports
  • Written Communication
  • Information Governance
  • Outstanding verbal

Reference: 44308779

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