Assistant Data Protection Officer

  • Location:

    Belfast

  • Sector:

    Customer Service & Admin

  • Salary:

    31-38 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    Jamie Winchester

  • Contact email:

    Jamie.winchester@mparecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    JW-DPO

Job Role: - Assistant Data Protection Officer

This post has been created to provide support and assistance to Client’s Data Protection Officer, and in particular to assist with the growing workload arising from recently enacted data protection legislation, and the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU.

The Assistant Data Protection Officer will support the client in promoting adherence to Data Protection legislation within the organisation, leading on a range of matters.

The postholder will have regular communications with all business areas within the Clients sector, and assist the DPO in providing them with professional advice, guidance, and support so they understand their responsibilities in relation to data protection matters. This will include deputising on behalf of the DPO when required.

Location: - Belfast

Department: - Human Resources and Corporate Services Directorate

Hours of Work: - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (37.5 hours per week).

Salary: - £31,365 - £37,890

What the role entails:

The post holder will be required to:

  • Ensure the Client’s policy on equality of opportunity is promoted through his/her own actions and those of any staff for whom he/she has responsibility.

  • Co-operate fully with the implementation of the Clients Health and Safety arrangements, reporting any accidents/incidents/equipment defects to his/her manager, and maintaining a clean, uncluttered and safe environment for patients/clients, members of the public and staff.

  • Adhere at all times to all Clients policies/codes of conduct, including for example:

  • Smoke Free policy
  • IT Security Policy and Code of Conduct
  • standards of attendance, appearance, and behaviour

  • Contribute to ensuring the highest standards of environmental cleanliness within your designated area of work.

  • Co-operate fully with regard to Clients policies and procedures relating to infection prevention and control.

  • All employees of the Clients are legally responsible for all records held, created or used as part of their business within the Clients including patients/clients, corporate and administrative records whether paper-based or electronic and also including emails. All such records are public records and are accessible to the general public, with limited exceptions, under the Freedom of Information act 2000 the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Employees are required to be conversant with the Client’s policy and procedures on records management and to seek advice if in doubt.

  • Take responsibility for his/her own ongoing learning and development, in order to maximise his/her potential and continue to meet the demands of the post.

  • Represent the client’s commitment to providing the highest possible standard of service to patients/clients and members of the public, by treating all those with whom he/she comes into contact in the course of work, in a pleasant, courteous and respectful manner.

Essential Experience:

University Degree or professional qualification in a data protection / information governance related field AND 2 years’ experience in the analysis, interpretation, and practical application of relevant legislation (i.e., UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018) at a management level*

OR

1(b). 2 years’ experience in the analysis, interpretation, and practical application of relevant legislation (i.e., UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018) at a management level*

1(a). University Degree or professional qualification in a data protection / information governance related field AND 2 years’ experience in the analysis, interpretation, and practical application of relevant legislation (i.e., UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018) at a management level*

OR

1(b). 2 years’ experience in the analysis, interpretation, and practical application of relevant legislation (i.e., UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018) at a management level*

AND

A GCSE (Grade A-C) in English Language or equivalent to demonstrate satisfactory literacy skills required to discharge the role

  • An understanding of data protection issues within Health and Social Care

  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications

  • Knowledge of project management techniques

* Band 4 and above

Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criterion will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Organisation which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post

  • Effective communication skills to discharge the duties of the post in full (i.e. development of strategy / reports)

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships and networks, to facilitate collaborate working and good working relationships across multiple departments in discharge of the role

Demonstrable organisational skills and a proven ability to work under pressure with competing priorities

If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV to Jamie.Winchester@mparecruitment.co.uk or call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register for this role.