Privacy Officer


  • Full Time

Privacy Officer Location 54 Hagley Road, Birmingham / Hybrid WorkingContract: Full time, PermanentSalary Up to £42,000Benefits Competitive
Closing Date: 02 May 2023 | Interview Date: 09 May 2023
Are you passionate about data privacy and looking for an exciting new challenge? Join our team as a Privacy Officer and help us create, develop, and embed a robust data privacy framework across BHSF Group. In this role, you’ll support our business strategy by providing a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and contribute to the pursuit of our Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). You’ll help build a data governance risk-aware culture, including effective data compliance policies, processes, and training, and embedding a privacy culture. With excellent communication skills, a sound understanding of data governance, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, you’ll play a crucial part in our success. Join us and make a significant impact in a dynamic and fast-paced environment!
Employee Assistance Programme
29 days starting annual leave entitlement plus Bank Holidays
Company pension contributions 3% employee + 6% contribution
Health Cash Plans
Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave
Connect, Peppy and RISE app access
Salary Sacrifice Scheme for big purchases
Up to 10% employer matched pension contribution (6% matched at 3% auto-enrolment)
Life assurance
Primary Responsibilities
Assist the Privacy Manager in fulfilling the requirements laid out by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), or the Data Protection Officer.
Maintain and improve the current suite of data protection policies and processes, whilst also maintaining an up-to-date data protection knowledge base.
Provide day-to-day support of the Group’s data protection and privacy framework, taking responsibility for supporting BHSF in embedding a data risk-aware culture across the Group.
Ensure independent challenge can be brought to the business in a collaborative manner.
Act as a point of contact for the business on all matters relating to data protection and privacy, engaging on more complex queries as required.
Build a trusted partner relationship with the Group and help to advise and monitor on various relevant subject matter items.
Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of all relevant regulation and legislation; e.g. EU GDPR, UK GDPR, UK DPA 2018, PECR, etc.
Work with the Privacy Manager to:
build strong relationships with the business and colleagues at all levels, to include negotiating on DPIA’s and other data protection items, and influencing decisions taken.
review, maintain service delivery, and further embed the data protection / privacy framework.
ensure delivery of targeted, proportionate, and engaging supplementary data protection / privacy training.
ensure third parties which BHSF contract with comply with agreements held.
assist in the oversight and maintenance of ROPAs.
Promote data protection, privacy culture and Privacy by Design around the Group, through suitable training sessions and programmes that are widely disseminated and made available to relevant staff.
Liaise with third party data protection / privacy consultants and providers, where applicable.
To perform all tasks and duties when required providing flexibility and contributing to a team working environment.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the protection of personal data, as such you are required to actively engage with all requests relating to data protection and proactively ensure compliance with GDPR and the DPA when handling any personal, special category or criminal conviction data.
You must report data incidents in-line with Company Policy.
2+ Years delivering and operating a data protection / privacy framework.
Data Protection Impact Analysis (DPIA) assessing experience – “used to rolling your sleeves up”.
Experience of working in a small, specialist team.
Experience of analysing data, providing summaries and explanation to non-technical colleagues.
Thorough understanding of policies and best practices of data protection / privacy.
Specific industry data protection / privacy experience, e.g. clinical and/or financial services (NHS, private healthcare, etc.).
Commercial and business acumen.
Personal qualities
Ability to think strategically.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent Investigative and auditing skills
A bit about us! We’re a not-for-profit health and wellbeing provider with a proud history dating back to 1873. We put employee wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. By helping employees with their physical, mental and financial health, we can make a positive impact on workplace wellbeing. We also help individuals by getting them the support they need, when they need it most.
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