Head of data protection governance

Job Title: Head of data protection governance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-12-28 00:00:00
Reference: 748101372
Contact Name: Jennifer Castle
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 28, 2018 12:35

Job Description

This role is based in our client's central Reading head office, offering a salary up to £65,000. In addition to the basic salary you will also receive a bonus, car allowance, private medical insurance and industry-leading pension scheme.

What is the purpose of this role?

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

What makes this role unique?

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

What will this role involve?

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.

Subject matter expertise on GDPR, giving advice and support to our client's business.

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 or client to develop and maintain various Data Privacy policies for customers and employees; ensuring these are communicated and relevant staff trained.

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

What skills are we looking for?

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.

Our client, is 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.

The closing date for applications is midnight 3rd January 2019.