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Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Data Protection Officer - Darlington (Heavily Remote)

Currently looking for a Data Protection Officer to on a permanent basis.

The Data Protection Officer will ensure processes the personal data of its data subjects in compliance with the applicable data protection legislation. You will also be responsible for implementing a data protection strategy across the business which will incorporate policies, processes and procedures including the Data Protection Policy.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of providing expert advice regarding data protection including interpretation and methods of application as well as have experience of overseeing and undertaking audits that provide assurance on data management and compliance with policies. You will have managed data breaches and other issues relating to the processing of personal data to the Regulator (ICO).

T his role will communicate often with a broad range of stakeholders across the business as well as the Board of Trustees. You will take a proactive approach to data breach management and have the ability to advocate and promote data protection best practice whilst being robust when engaging with the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a financially secure and growing business, in which you will have the autonomy to shape their data protection function.


  • Several years experience as a Data Protection / Privacy Manager and / or Officer.

  • Senior DP professional, with the abaility to run an entire function.
  • Data protection strategy - including policies, processes and procedures across the business.

  • Training & awareness

  • Auditing to provide assurance on data management and compliance with policies

  • Managing data breaches and ownership for processing of personal data to the regulator (ICO)

  • Reporting to the Board on data protection strategy and compliance

This role is paying up to £70,000 + package (15% bonus, 17% pension contribution & 31 days holiday + bank holidays). This role will be 100% remote during covid, with travel on-site only required 1-2 days per week in Darlington once things return to normal.

If this role would be of interest to you or if you would like to discuss the role in more detail, then please apply to the advert or send your CV to and I will be in contact to give you more detail.

Keywords: Data Protection, Data Privacy, ICO, Policies, Audit.