Data Protection Officer


  • Full Time

About Us
We’re an award-winning innovative tech consultancy – a team of creative problem solvers. Since 1993 we’ve been finding better, more sustainable ways to solve complex technology problems for some of the world’s leading organisations and delivered solutions that millions of people use every day.
In the last 30 years we won several awards, including a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for our Enterprise Agile delivery approach.
Operating from 26 locations across the world, we bring together teams of creative experts with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who enjoy working and learning in our collaborative and open culture and are committed to world-class delivery.
We want to continue to grow our team with people just like you!
About the Role
We are looking for a Data Protection Officer to help us improve our management of information, carry out regular internal security audits, and act as the main point of contact between BJSS and the data protection authorities. You will need to have excellent organisational, communication and leadership skills. You’ll often be working independently in this role, but will need to liaise closely with all relevant employees as you promote a culture of data protection compliance within the organisation.
Objectives of this role include:
Act as the primary point of contact within the organisation for members of staff, regulators, and any relevant public bodies on issues related to data protection
Ensure the company’s policy is in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and codes of practice
Evaluate the existing data protection framework and identify areas of non or partial compliance and rectify any issues
Conduct and review regular Privacy Impact Assessments – both internal and customer facing
Devise training plans and provide data protection advice and support for members of staff
Inform and advise the Data Controller or Data Processor on all matters related to data protection
Promote a culture of data protection compliance across all areas of the business
Draft new and amend existing internal data protection policies, training, and procedures, in consultation with key stakeholders
Proactively conduct audits to ensure compliance and address potential issues
Maintain records of all data processing activities carried out by the company
Serve as the point of contact between the company and the data protection authorities
About You
Ideally, you will have experience gained from a professional services organisation or an understanding of these types of organisations. You will be an excellent communicator and genuine people person who will work with our teams to gain their trust and to implement improvements.
You will have a solid track record of working in data protection compliance or a related field. Most importantly, you will have a passion to drive improvements in how we store, record and process the data about our employees, clients and our business.
Any knowledge/experience of the following areas will also be an advantage:
Knowledge of different international data regulatory regimes
PII in the cloud (ISO27018)
Knowledge of Privacy Information Systems (PIM) and ISO27701
An understanding of technology controls used to protect sensitive PII – in transit and at rest
Ability to do effective project management
Ability to manage multiple workloads
Some of the Perks
Flexible benefits allowance – you choose how to spend your allowance (additional pension contributions, healthcare, dental and more)
Industry leading health and wellbeing plan – we partner with several wellbeing support functions to cater to each individual’s need, including 24/7 GP services, mental health support, and other
Life Assurance (4 x annual salary)
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Discounts – we have preferred rates from dozens of retail, lifestyle, and utility brands
An industry-leading referral scheme with no limits on the number of referrals
Flexible holiday buy/sell option
Electric vehicle scheme
Training opportunities and incentives – we support professional certifications across engineering and non-engineering roles, including unlimited access to O’Reilly
Giving back – the ability to get involved nationally and regionally with partnerships to get people from diverse backgrounds into tech
You will become part of a squad with people from different areas within the business who will help you grow at BJSS
We have a busy social calendar that you can chose to join- quarterly town halls/squad nights out/weekends away with families included/office get togethers
GymFlex gym membership programme

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