Data Protection Officer

Job Title: Data Protection Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Watford
Salary: £35,444 pa to £39,177
Reference: 183081
Job Published: February 12, 2018 12:07

Job Description

Post Location:  Watford Borough Council, Town Hall

Salary:  FTE £35,444 pa to £39,177 pa plus Local Weighting Fringe Allowance £840 pa, payable pro-rata (Band 8)

Contract Type:  Permanent

Hours:  Part-time, 18.5 hours per week

Closing date:  Sunday, 4 March 2018 (midnight)

Interviews:  TBC

What we are looking for:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Protection Officer to come on board, as soon as possible, to advise on all aspects of data protection and ensure full compliance for upcoming GDPR.  Duties include:

  • Assisting the Council on all data privacy matters and in meeting GDPR obligations
  • Raising awareness and undertaking staff training on all aspects of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act
  • Undertake data auditing
  • Analysing and checking compliance with data processing activities and informing/issuing recommendations, as necessary, to the Council.

The successful applicant to have an in depth understanding of the GDRP and processing operations carried out by the Council.  Therefore, knowledge of local government is required.

You will also provide awareness training to a wide audience using different methods for different audiences.  We are looking for a data protection professional that can devise and deliver a challenging programme.  This role will advise on all areas of data privacy and undertake Data Impact Analyses.


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Carol Chen, Head of Democracy & Governance (T:) 01923 2778350.

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