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Head of Data Privacy

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  • Sector:

    Manufacturing, Energy & Resources, Compliance

  • Salary:

    £60,000 - £70,000 + 5k car allowance + bonus

  • Contact:

    Mark Cunningham

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

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The Audit and Risk Recruitment Company is recruiting a Head of Data Privacy on behalf of a global manufacturer. The organisation is continuing to grow and diversify and is at the forefront of design and innovation manufacturing many of the leading products within its sector.

You will be responsible for assessing the current operating environment, developing a data privacy framework, and ultimately implementing a global data privacy programme that will reduce data privacy risk and enhance data privacy resilience.

As the go to person, this is a superb opportunity to own and drive a data privacy programme within a global enterprise, and you will be provided with plenty of resources, support, and freedom from the business in doing so. Whilst there is an existing foundation is place, the organisation requires an experienced data privacy specialist able to elevate them to the next level from a data privacy perspective. 

Therefore, experience in leading such a programme within a large organisation (ideally global) would naturally be ideal, however, this would also suit a current number 2 able to demonstrate they’re ready to step up and lead. Similarly, if you’re an experienced and senior data privacy specialist working within a consulting firm and seeking a change, this would also work. 

Further responsibilities include

  • Identifying and monitoring emerging data privacy risks, and seeking ways to strengthen resilience to data privacy incidents
  • Enhancing data privacy policies, processes, procedures and technical controls to strengthen the data privacy capabilities
  • Data privacy by design, helping to review new applications to ensure data privacy considerations are incorporated in the design / build of new applications. 
  • Leading the internal and external audit for ISO, BS10012 and any other standards
  • Collaborating and influencing cross functionally to achieve high standards and compliance, and providing ongoing advice on the threat landscape and global data privacy laws
  • Ensuring ongoing improvements and maintenance of established security solutions, specifically relating to data privacy but may be called upon to support IT Security tools. 
  • Conducting internal investigations relating to given security incidents or SARs

Technical competencies

  • Data privacy or protection experience within a large enterprise
  • Comprehensive experience and knowledge of Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation globally (including US Data Privacy would be ideal), and knowledge of enterprise information security and standards including Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, 27002 etc.
  • Information security, governance, risk, and compliance experience
  • Confidence to operate in a Microsoft environment and effectively communicate security best practice into established IT and Security teams

Equally as important as the technical proficiencies, you will be consultive, and able to build relationships at a senior level and display commercial acumen.  

The organisation is actively recruiting now and will be conducting remote video interviews. Please get in touch for further information.

*the role can be based from Merseyside or Belfast site