Data Protection Assistant

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Job Reference: DPA0519

Location: Canary Wharf, London.
Salary: £35,720 plus excellent benefits


Newly created role for a Data Protection Assistant to support our Data Protection Officer and help ensure compliance with our statutory obligations regarding the Data Protection Act, GDPR and FoI requests.

As Data Protection Assistant, you will have a key remit in promoting service wide information governance and security across the organisation through providing advice, guidance and training. You will also assist the DPO with responses to Freedom of Information and Data Protection Act requests and act as a point of triage for incidents reported.

In addition to effective written and oral communication skills, key requirements include:

  • Proven ability to apply GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 to meet business objectives;
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the practical consequences of the GDPR and DPA 2018;
  • Knowledge of information security principles;
  • Proven ability to reach a decision following an investigation of a breach of the DPA;
  • Experience of maintaining key documents such as plans, strategies, risk registers and briefings; and
  • Experience of creating or delivering training.

An independent, impartial body, the Housing Ombudsman was established to consider disputes between tenants and landlords. We’re a small organisation (c70 full-time staff), but our remit covers England’s entire social housing sector and some private landlords. Our values help ensure a culture that is truly inclusive and supportive.

In addition to the salary offered, we also offer a range of other benefits including a commitment to a healthy work / life balance (35 hour working week, Flexi-time scheme, working from home opportunities).

If you’re interested in working for an organisation that makes a difference, please download the candidate pack and submit your application no later than midnight on Wednesday, 29th May 2019.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity. We have an environment that is inclusive and recognises the value of difference in the workplace.

Job Description

For more information about the role please download the candidate pack. If you decide to apply, please ensure that you demonstrate that you have the knowledge and competencies in the role profile within your covering letter / supporting statement. Your covering letter / supporting statement should be no more than two sides of A4.


Closing Date

29 May 2019, 11:59 pm

The Housing Ombudsman is committed to Equality Diversity and Inclusion in all that we do.

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