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Data Protection Officer - Bristol or London based


Data Protection Officer - Bristol or London based

Bristol | England | United Kingdom

The DPO sits within the Bank of Ireland (BOI) UK Compliance & Conduct unit which forms part of the BOI (UK) Chief Risk Office.

BOI (UK) Compliance & Conduct is primarily responsible for:

  • Oversight of the BOI (UK) Conduct Risk Programme;
  • Independent Assurance Monitoring;
  • Data Protection;
  • Regulatory oversight of the Firm`s Joint Venture with Post Office Ltd; and
  • Providing 2nd line of defence support and guidance to the Firm`s Business Units and Risk Partners.

Purpose of the Role

This role reports directly into the Head of Conduct & Compliance. You will be responsible for the GDPR mandate across BOI UK and will therefore be required to review and implement current frameworks and strategy.

This is a high profile role with significant exposureat senior level that will allow you to further scope out your future plus manage and develop a team.

This role can be based in Bristol or London.

Key Responsibilities

  • Data Protection & Privacy (DP&P) Framework - The development of robust DP&P governance frameworks, including DP&P BOI UK policy and supporting Guidance (standards). Work in close collaboration with the UK Information Security team to ensure IS guidance complements DP guidance.
  • Work closely with internal colleagues who control or process data to ensure all necessary records of relevant processing operations under the responsibility of the Company are maintained appropriately under the regulations.
  • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) - required to evidence that BOIUK has considered the risks associated with its particular personal data practices,
  • Breach Management - Independently overseeing, investigating and managing DP&P breaches or other incidents related to data protection.
  • Oversight & Assurance- Monitoring compliance with GDPR
  • Group Relationships- Working in collaboration with BOI Group DPO, ensuring harmonisation where relevant across Data Privacy Frameworks
  • External Relationships- Build and maintain strong relationships with the ICO and the designated point of contact for all customers who may have concerns in respect of data processing.
  • Data Privacy Awareness- Proactively remaining up to date with developments in Data Privacy to ensure appropriate oversight and support is provided to BOI UK
  • Leadership and People Management- Lead, develop and mentor a team of Data Privacy specialists.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Strong business acumen and pragmatism, together with in depth understanding of existing UK Data Privacy, PECR, GDPR, and e-Privacy requirements
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory risk and substantial experience working within a Risk, Legal or Compliance discipline
  • Ability to take a strategic view
  • Strong research, analytical and interpretative skills and decision making capability
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong influencing skills across all levels of seniority, both internally and with external stakeholders such as regulators and industry representatives
  • Integrity, resilience, tenacity and independence
  • Strong initiative, drive, attention to detail and task completion
  • Minimum of 5GCSE`s A-C including Maths and English or equivalent
Closing date: Apr 04, 2018
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