Data Protection Officer Job in Remote at Action for Children –

Salary: £50,000 per annum.

Contract/Hours: Permanent – Full-Time – 35 hours per week. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. (Flexible)

Benefits: Paid annual leave, pension scheme, career progression, fantastic training opportunities, employee wellbeing support, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands.

Location: Homebased (very occasional travel to London/Watford).

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard and we campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the role:
You will lead on organisational compliance with all legislation, regulations and best practice relating to the governance and management of information. You will also lead the development of an Information Governance Strategy to drive forward best practice within the organisation and to establish and embed, to achieve transformational change in the management of information governance.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

Managing a team, whilst also providing leadership and line management.

Leading the development, implementation and review of organisational policies and procedures, guidance notes, and templates relating to information governance.

Working in collaboration with the Information Security Analyst and the Information Governance Task Force.

To lead and develop education and training for all staff and volunteers.

Informing and advising the controller, its employees, and any associated processors about their obligations to comply with GDPR and other relevant data protection laws.

Challenging and escalating practice to minimise risk.

Developing and providing reports to senior management, the Audit and Risk Committee.

Reviewing contractual documents and tenders to ensure contracts, variations and data sharing agreements are compliant with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Let’s talk about you

Professional qualification in Data Protection or a related area of law such as CIPP/E, CIPM or ISEB.

Understanding of issues affecting the social and health care sector.

Experience of working for a charity or local authority (desirable)

Experience of providing advice on compliance with the relevant legislation and internal policies and procedures applicable to information governance.

Excellent people management skills and the ability to drive forward a team.

Detailed knowledge of the legal frameworks applicable to information governance (including Data Protection, General Data Protection Regulations Freedom of Information, and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004) and their application.

Effective written and verbal communications skills and ability to create engaging presentations, to a range of audiences.

Thorough understanding of records management principles and practice and experience of writing polices.

Ability to prioritise, and manage challenging workloads.

Good to know:
Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We’d love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you’d rather we didn’t.

For any recruitment related queries or help with your application please contact: Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743 or email [email protected]

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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Company Location:  Remote

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