Data Protection Officer

Edwin supply

  • Full Time

We are The Edwin Group – a growing collective of like-minded education professionals, working together to positively impact the lives of young people.  At The Edwin Group we are incredibly proud of the products and services we provide to our valued clients in the Education sector. We have created this new role of Group Data Protection Officer to help us in the next stage of our development and delivery of ambitious plans.

We are looking for a highly skilled professional who will operate across our group to ensure that we continue to uphold the highest standards in relation to data management and protection.  The ideal candidate will be solution focussed, offer advice with confidence, have a meticulous attention to details, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.

Culturally, The Edwin Group is a people-driven organisation – leaders work with their teams in a supportive, inclusive and nurturing environment.  The Group Data Protection Officer is a challenging and exciting cross-business function which demands a versatile and independent attitude. At times it will be administrative, servicing deletion or subject access requests with care but it will also be mentally challenging and require a project-focused approach to ensuring the group is only storing the data it needs for as long as it needs to.

You will work closely with IT, Marketing, Finance, Safeguarding, HR and other departments across the group and therefore gain a holistic understanding of how each of the businesses work and what data we require in order to function.

This is a full-time permanent role working within close proximity of one of our key Hub locations in Newcastle, Sheffield or Central London.

Objectives of this role:

Proactive approach to leading and advising staff across the Group on all aspects of data management and protection
Maintain and update data protection, security and privacy policy documents and procedures for the Group
First responder for data breaches and related data incidents across the Group, liaising with external advisers and internal processors where required
Service deletion and Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs)
Keep abreast of emerging data protection legislation affecting the regions in which we trade
Working closely with IT, Marketing, Finance, Safeguarding and HR to lead on projects ensuring compliance with GDPR and agreed data retention schedules across the business
Attend and present at meetings with the Senior Leadership team to provide updates and KPIs to ensure the Group remains on track with Data Protection
Deliver (or oversee delivery of) GDPR training (in some cases bespoke to the business team) to all new starters
Monitor and report on staff attendance of Cyber Security Training
Branch and site visits – carry out desk audits for compliance with GDPR and ad-hoc training to branch staff around proper storage, retention, sharing and deletion of all data
Contract assessments, DPIAs, DSAs, NDAs for new projects, third parties, tenders etc
Consent/Consent withdrawal forms
Maintaining the RoPA
Dealing with internal Data Protection queries from around the business, working with solicitors as necessary
ICO registration
Essential skills and qualifications:

Previous experience in a Data Protection role
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate complex information and technical detail to a wide range of stakeholders
Meticulous attention to detail
Highly competent computer skills
Experience of Salesforce (or other market-leading cloud CRM)
A firm understanding of where data is typically stored in modern systems (Outlook, Teams, CRMs, SharePoint)
Project management experience
Preferred skills and qualifications

Previous experience or education in legal, compliance, HR, or data management
A relevant qualification
What we offer

Company/team performance incentives throughout the year.
Excellent career progression and professional development opportunities.
Regular team events.
Friendly, professional, and hard-working team environment.
Free parking on site.
Enhanced paternity and materntiy leave.
Additional day’s leave for your birthday.
Employee wellbeing strategy.
Season ticket loan scheme.
Click ‘apply now’ to be part of our journey!

The Edwin Group do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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