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Data Protection Officer

Location: Leeds Salary: 40000 - 50000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Insurance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: 3112256
This growing financial services business in the centre of Leeds is looking to create a new position of Data Protection Officer. Working closely with staff in Head Office you will be supporting senior managers in assessing risk and monitoring compliance. There will also be a large focus on making sure that the business is ready for GDPR implementation and the ongoing work around this in the future. This will be a fairly autonomous role so you must be comfortable in taking initiative and running with a project with minimum support. On offer is an excellent working environment and the opportunity to make your mark and really add value to the company.

• Be the nominated officer on the Data Protection Register.
• Develop and implement the organisation’s GDPR Policy
• Be the first point of contact for enquiries from staff on Data Protection and Subject Access requests, providing them with appropriate advice and guidance and seeking guidance from the Finance Director where necessary.
• Plan and carry out a programme of audit of Head Office functions and processes.
• Assess levels of staff awareness of Data Protection.
• Provide support to the group in responding to Subject Access Requests.
• Deliver a programme of training to staff and advisers on Data Protection requirements.
• Prepare reports and management information for SMT and the Board reviewing levels of risk related to Data Protection.
• Provide support to the SMT on research and development projects and activities as required.


• Demonstrable experience with DPA Compliance
• Proven GDPR awareness
• Experience creating policies and procedures
• Proven experience of Information Security within a financial services environment
• Good understanding of financial services and industry challenges
• Ability to deal with confidential and/or sensitive issues and information
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
• Ability to juggle conflicting demands and effectively prioritise
• Organised in approach to work
• Responsible and discreet


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