Data Protection Officer

Edinburgh
45000.00 - 50000.00 per annum + benefits

My client, an international business process outsourcing company with its regional headquarters in Edinburgh are looking for an experienced Data Protection Officer to join the team.

You will be responsible for looking after the EMEA business with your primary focus being the UK.

In this role you will be ensuring that systems and controls are in place that comply with their obligations under the relevant data protection legislation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being the focal point for all activity relating to data protection
  • Promote a culture of awareness of data security throughout the company
  • Develop and manage the data protection strategy for the region
  • Oversee the regions systems and controls for data protection
  • Manage data compliance and assess risk
  • Provide incident management response
  • Preparation for GDPR

Required experience and skills include:

  • Previous experience in a compliance / data protection role
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and legislative frameworks that underpin data protection in the UK & Europe
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
  • IT Audit experience would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills and business acumen is needed

This is a fantastic opportunity to join this leading company where you will be able to add value and establish a great career.

Search Consultancy is acting as an employment agency for this role.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

Application Details

Closing date:
04-Jan-2018

Gary Simpson
0141 272 7720

Reference No: Req/453520

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