Data Protection Support Officer - Renewable Energy Business

Posted 18 May by Badenoch & Clark
Job title - Data Protection Support Officer
Location - Remote working and then Central London based when back in the office
Permanent
Salary up to 35K + Benefits and Bonus
Reports to Knowledge & Data Protection Manager

The Role

The Data Protection Support Officer will assist the Knowledge & Data Protection Manager and the companies in complying with all relevant data protection obligations as well as support the business activities and operations of the Knowledge & Data Protection team.

This role will provide an accessible single point of contact for internal GDPR/DPA queries, providing accurate, appropriate, timely and pragmatic information and advice on data protection within the organisation to promote the proper management of personal data. They will maintain relevant documentation to support GDPR/DPA compliance, including keeping suitable registers and updating the company's legal basis for processing data.

The Data Protection Support Officer will assist the Knowledge & Data Protection Manager in managing due diligence on potential providers, facilitating the subject's access request process, helping in the delivery of internal training, supporting the investigation and follow-up process of personal data incidents, and promoting data privacy in business usual activities.
The role will overall promote a culture of privacy and data compliance and raise awareness on all aspects of data management best practices.

Responsibilities include:
*Act as an accessible single point of contact for internal GDPR/DPA queries.
*Maintain appropriate documentation to support GDPR/DPA compliance monitoring, including appropriate registers (e.g., risks, incidents), policies, processes, etc.
*Document, monitor and maintain the legal basis for processing data including maintaining a map of the personal data movement (or Record of Processing Activities) within the organisation and the external processors.
*Assist in the management of due diligence on potential providers, in particular the supervision of the 'DP-Procurement Contract Check List'.
*Assist in the facilitation of data subject inquiries, including the processing of Subject Access Requests (SARs).
*Assist in the preparation and delivery of GDPR/DPA training to all members of staff.
*Assist in the investigation and response to personal data incidents, maintain a schedule of recommendations and actions for those incidents, and follow up on the close out of those recommendations and actions by the company.
*Work closely with IT and others to secure the most effective ways of managing the company's personal data responsibilities.
*Attendance at internal and external advisory groups and/or conferences, including the collaboration with BEIS on data protection issues / projects.
*Maintain and renew data protection registrations with the ICO.
*Support the overall business activities and operations of the Knowledge & Data Protection team.

Essential Criteria:

*Knowledge and proven experience working in a Data Protection role.
*Knowledge and proven experience of data privacy legislation, including the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, the UK GDPR and the EU GDPR.
*Data Protection and/or Privacy certifications are desirable (but not essential).
*Proven records management expertise with the ability to accurately maintain and properly update registers specifically related to data protection.
*Experience in handling subject access requests, providing data protection training and investigating and facilitating the response to personal data incidents.
*Sufficient knowledge and experience of information technology to ensure effective ways to protect data privacy and facilitate efficient personal data management.
*Experience of conducting data protection audits, drafting/updating documentation related to the GDPR/DPA, and implementing privacy / data protection compliance programmes is desirable (but not essential).

If you are interested in considering this position, please apply now for immediate consideration.

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Required skills

  • Compliance
  • FOI
  • Data protection
  • GDPR
  • Freedom of information requests
  • Personal Data incidents

Application question

Do you have a minimum of 2 years of data protection or freedom of information experience?

Reference: 42741935

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