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      Overview:

      We are looking for experienced Data Privacy Specialist to join our Mental Health Charity in London / South east. The Charity which has been recognised by the Queen by awarding the CEO a BEM is looking for someone who will be responsible for supporting and implementing all aspects of the data protection compliance strategy and advising on legal matters surrounding data protection/privacy with appropriate input from external organisations where appropriate. Working with our charity you will be able to make a real difference.

      To apply please send either a ‘one pager’ of no more than 400 words explaining why you are suitable for the role of your CV if it provides this information to recruitmentandtraining@supportinghumanity.org. The closing date for applications is midnight 28 March 2022.

      Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      At Supporting Humanity, we are committed to ensuring that all our data is handled and protected in line with regulatory requirements.

      We’re seeking a Data Protection and Compliance specialist to help us improve our management of potentially sensitive information, carry out regular audits, and act as the main point of contact between Supporting Humanity and the relevant Authorities.

      Key Responsibilities:

      • Act as the primary point of contact within the charity for members of staff, trustees, volunteers and any relevant public bodies on issues related to compliance / data protection

      • Inform and advise the Charity on the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its requirements. Serving as a subject matter expert and develop and implement a robust compliance plan.

      • Manage the charities registration and relationship with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

      • Evaluate the existing data protection framework, policies and procedures and identify areas of non or partial compliance and rectify any issues

      • Provide expert advice and educate Trustees, leadership team and volunteers on important compliance requirements, promoting a culture of compliance

      • Devise and deliver training for all members of the Charity

      • Proactively conduct audits to ensure compliance and address potential issues

      • Maintain records of all data processing activities carried out by the charity

      • Handle enquiries and issues relating to data privacy practices, withdrawal of consent, the right to be forgotten, and related rights.

      • Partner with all key business areas, in particular the IT Security team, to ensure data privacy issues are considered at the outset of new projects, products and initiatives

      Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

      • Demonstrable experience working in data protection and compliance or a related field

      • Expertise in data protection laws and practices including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR.

      • Experience within a legal, audit and/or risk function department

      • Strong project management skills

      • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive and confidential information

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail

      • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

      • Good computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)

      Physical Requirements: Delete if appropriate

      • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the SH standards

      • Experience within a legal, audit and/or risk function department

      • Access to a computer

      • A comfortable home working environment that satisfies any health and safety requirements