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Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

  • Location

    Cardiff

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus!

  • Contact:

    Jessica Harmer

  • Email:

    Jessica.Harmer@yolkrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH35494

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-04-13

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

🔒 Job Opportunity: Data Protection Officer with Compliance Line 2 Expertise 🔒

Are you passionate about safeguarding data integrity and compliance within the dynamic realm of financial technology? Join our innovative fintech business as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and play a pivotal role in ensuring the security and integrity of our data assets.

About Us: My client are revolutionising the way financial services are delivered. With cutting-edge technology and a commitment to excellence, they empower individuals and businesses to thrive in the digital economy. As they continue to grow, we recognise the paramount importance of data protection and compliance, which is why they are seeking a dedicated professional to join our team.

Role Overview: As a Data Protection Officer, you'll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of data protection and privacy compliance within their organisation. Your expertise in Compliance Line 2 will be instrumental in designing and implementing robust policies and procedures to ensure regulatory adherence and mitigate risks effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and maintain comprehensive data protection policies, protocols, and procedures in alignment with relevant regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, etc.
  2. Conduct regular audits and assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of existing data protection measures and identify areas for improvement.
  3. Provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders on data protection best practices and compliance requirements.
  4. Serve as the primary point of contact for data protection authorities, ensuring timely and transparent communication regarding data incidents and regulatory inquiries.
  5. Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Legal, IT, and Compliance, to address data protection issues and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  6. Stay abreast of emerging regulatory trends and industry developments to proactively adapt our data protection strategies and policies.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Information Security, or related field; advanced certifications such as CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT are highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience (X+ years) in a similar role within the financial services industry, with a focus on Compliance Line 2 functions.
  • In-depth knowledge of data protection laws and regulations, particularly GDPR and other relevant frameworks.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex regulatory requirements and translate them into actionable strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record of driving compliance initiatives and implementing effective risk management practices.
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