Digital and Data Manager / Data Protection Officer (2 Year FTC) – Housing Ombudsman Careers

Digital and Data Manager / Data Protection Officer (2 Year FTC)


Job details

Homebased / Remote – all our roles are available office-based, hybrid or home-based

Full time

Fixed term contract

£54,833 plus excellent benefits

Closing date:
11 September, 2022 11:59 pm

Digital and Data Manager / Data Protection Officer (2 Year FTC)

If you offer in-depth knowledge of the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information legislation with experience within a statutory role, as our Digital and Data Manager you will play a pivotal role in the evolution of this ambitious, influential and growing organisation.

The Housing Ombudsman Service provides independent, impartial and fair dispute resolution services for nearly 5 million households in England. Through resolving disputes effectively and promoting positive change across the social housing sector, we improve residents’ lives and landlords’ services.

Reporting to the Head of Corporate & Information Governance, and leading a small team, the Digital and Data Manager, who will be the statutory DPO, will be responsible for ensuring the organisation’s compliance with Data Protection laws, monitoring adherence to FOI/EIR compliance, and ensuring data/cyber security and information governance/IT support across the organisation.

This will include:

  • As the organisation’s Data Protection Officer, acting as the point of contact for providing advice to staff and senior management including the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO); responsible for breach management, including liaison with supervisory authorities and data subjects where necessary; and ensuring the organisation is compliant with ‘data protection by design and default’.
  • As Digital and Data Manager, the postholder will create and maintain Information Governance and Technology policies and guidance that ensure compliance with relevant legislation and best practice, and inform delivery of training to staff to increase awareness of data protection and information security measures.

For this key role, you will be qualified as a Data Protection Practitioner / Information Lawyer and / or offer a minimum of 2 years equivalent knowledge and experience gained in a statutory role within the public sector. In addition to your demonstrable DPA expertise and knowledge of risk management, you’ll possess good communication and influencing skills, as well as being highly organised with strong attention to detail.

In addition to the salary offered, we also offer a range of other benefits including a commitment to a healthy work / life balance, including a 35 hour working week. Applications to carry out the role on a secondment basis are welcome.

It’s an exciting time to join us and to contribute your skills to the evolution of our ambitious, influential and growing organisation.

For further details, please download the information pack.

CLOSING DATE: 23.59 on Sunday, 11th September 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Following unprecedented interest in our vacancies, we reserve the right to close the role to applications earlier than indicated.

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

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