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Data Protection Governance Executive

Posted 11 days ago by Pertemps
Location Reading Job Type Permanent
Salary £35700 - £45000 per annum Sector Miscellaneous
About the role:

Here at Thames Water we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers by managing their personal data to the highest standards; this comes in various forms from providing advice to our colleagues, to monitoring compliance. To achieve this, we are seeking a Head of Data Protection Governance to form part of our growing Data Protection team.

This brand-new role has been created to drive and implement GDPR governance across the business, to ensure the delivery of ongoing governance tasks.

This is an exciting chance to join a high-profile team in a varied role, which will provide exposure to all areas of the business as well as the opportunity to engage directly with senior management on important issues to the company and its customers.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

You will be developing and delivering an ongoing GDPR training programme, including generic awareness and training, technical training, internal process training and role based training.

Effectively leading and developing a team in adherence to HR policy and process; providing clear responsibilities and objectives, and monitoring progress.

You will be the subject matter expert on GDPR, giving advice and support to the business.

You will be establishing KPI metrics and producing regular reports and commentary; determining how these will be produced, and highlighting and investigating any areas of concern.

Working closely with the business to develop and maintain various Data Privacy policies for customers and employees; ensuring these are communicated and relevant staff trained.

Setting up an ongoing programme of communications structured by message, target audience and channel to keep Data Protection and Privacy at the front of mind.

The successful applicant will have strong data protection and GDPR expertise; with an understanding of the principles of the regulation, and experience in implementing a programme with similar components.

We are seeking those with strong change and project management skills, including the ability to manage time well, prioritise effectively and handle multiple deadlines.

You will have experience in a comparable environment: compliance, assurance, audit or risk function within a large, matrixed organisation.

You must be able to demonstrable experience of leading successful teams, tracking and reporting on business metrics and experience in stakeholder management.

Whats in it for you?

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

About us

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.