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Data Protection Officer
Manchester (Contract)
£23,585 - £28,826 / Year
Data Protection Officer - Manchester
Data Protection Officer 

Salary: From £23,585 - £28,826 per annum 
Job Type: Full Time, 12 months Fixed Term Contract 
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Location: West Didsbury, Manchester 
Benefits: Include competitive pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing with service, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for public transport plus much more 

Closing date for applications: 23rd February, 2018 

About the role: 

Reporting to the Head of Business Assurance, the Data Protection Co-ordinator will support the implementation of actions required to ensure that the whole organisation is compliant with all requirements within the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). 

With specific duties to include: providing proactive and effective assistance around all elements of Data Protection, assisting with the practical delivery of all activities and initiatives within the GDPR action plan, and raising awareness of obligations under GDPR, particularly in relation to when data can and cannot be processed or shared. 

Key duties: 

- Assist in the development of guidance, training and tools to support the implementation of GDPR compliant systems and processes across the whole organisation, in line with up to date legislation and knowledge. 
- To work with teams across the business to ensure policies and procedures are embedded and being implemented compliantly. 
- To maintain the organisations data asset register and develop a good understanding of the personal data captured and processed by the organisation across a range of systems. 
- Ensure appropriate data protection impact assessments are completed and evidenced when new processes are developed, and ensure a thorough understand of the risks around data processing across the organisation. 
- Liaise with Business Systems colleagues to ensure that systems are secure and that the storage, transfer and disposal of personal data is in line with GDPR requirements. 
- To liaise with external partners and stakeholders to embed appropriate protocols around data sharing. 
- To provide direct support to the Head of Business Assurance as necessary, for example, dealing with correspondence where appropriate, arranging meeting and setting agendas, etc. 
- To ensure the responsibilities of the post are carried out in a way that reflects the standards, vision and values of Great Places. 
- To deliver value for money and manage resources effectively and efficiently, ensuring that targets (financial and non-financial) are met. 
- To promote Great Places to employers, sector bodies, and the local community, developing effective partnerships with employers, the funding agencies and other representative bodies. 
- To observe all policies / procedures / working practices / regulations and in particular to comply with Great Places Equality and Diversity Policy, Health and Safety Policy and Safeguarding Policy. 
- To undertake appropriate training and staff development. 
- To identify and develop individual contribution in the delivery of the Great Places competency framework. 

About You: 

- Educated to degree level or equivalent or work experience demonstrating graduate level ability. 
- Working knowledge of data protection legislation. 
- Use of full range of Microsoft Office. 
- Ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner when working under pressure. 
- Attention to detail. 
- Good written and verbal communication. 
- Effective liaison with staff / other stakeholders to give information / find information / resolve problems. 
- Organisation and ability to time-manage work load. 
- Able to deliver a high standard of customer service. 
- The ability to develop and project a positive image of Great Places through personal, written and oral skills. 
- Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative. 
- Professional and value led with integrity, inclusivity and respect for diversity. 
- Commitment to work in partnership with others for the benefit of Great Places. 
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the confidence to deal with people at all levels. 
- Ability to ensure that the highest standards of quality and customer care are achieved. 
- Ability to work flexibly when needed with a clear understanding of the importance of meeting deadlines. 

You may have experience of the following: Data Protection Officer, Compliance Officer, DP, Data Protection, Information Security, Data Protection and Compliance Officer, GDPR, etc. 

About our company: 

Great Places Housing Group is not your average housing association. We are a forward-thinking, profit-for-purpose business that works hard to improve the lives of residents in our 19,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire. 

Our work doesn’t stop at our customers’ front door. The surplus we make is invested back into the business to fund building new homes and to provide a full range of support services for some of the most vulnerable members of society including the homeless, young parents, older people and those with mental health needs. 

We are extremely proud of our dedicated, passionate and friendly colleagues who live our values and work hard to make a difference every day. Working for us you will be part of something special and in return, we offer a competitive package with a range of enhanced benefits, and learning and development opportunities to help you achieve and exceed your potential. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.