Data Protection Officer

38389.00 - 41212.00 GBP Annual
30 Apr 2024
18 May 2024
Job Type
Data Protection
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Data Protection Officer to lead the RSPB's data protection and fundraising compliance.

Data Protection OfficerReference: APRLocation: Flexible in EnglandSalary: GBP38,389.00 – GBP41,212.00 Per AnnumBenefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave

This is a fixed–term role for 6 months, full–time for 37.5 hours per week.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

It is the RSPB's belief that respectful stewardship of personal data is essential in retaining the trust of our supporters. You will provide specialist advice on Data Protection (UK GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018) and Fundraising laws and regulations across the UK, EU and internationally. This includes advice on systems and process changes to ensure RSPB operates in a compliant way. The DPO will provide advice in respect of the development of RSPB internal processes, policies and associated functional strategies, programmes and projects. Will lead on investigations and complaints about data breaches and responsible for the management, administration and delivery of matters in relation to Data Subjects Rights, including Data Subject Access Requests, Right to be Forgotten requests. Individuals must have a legal qualification (law degree or other qualification) and/or experience in a relevant legal field (practitioner/solicitor/barrister in England & Wales or Northern Ireland).

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Practitioner qualification in Data Protection.
  • English law degree/qualification as solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.
  • Experience of working in connection to data protection and fundraising regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of Data Protection and fundraising.
  • Able to communicate effectively and work as part of team.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive and flexible approach to working.
  • IT literate, sound knowledge of MS Office and conversant with electronic communications including SharePoint.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Able to review and interpret complex documents and assess relevance to RSPB.
  • Able to independently research aspects of regulation and legislation.

Closing date: 23:59, Fri, 17th May 2024

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from week commencing 27 May 2024.


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website.

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature's side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies please.