Data Protection Compliance Officer

Harris Federation
40000.00 - 44000.00 GBP Annual
07 May 2024
20 May 2024
Job Type
Data Protection
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time
Working With Us

The founder and sponsor of the Harris Federation, Lord Harris of Peckham, opened our first school in 1990. We have, over the past thirty years, implemented ideas and initiatives that have transformed the opportunities of pupils from working class and disadvantaged backgrounds. Harris academies are widely recognised as a force for social mobility. We are immensely proud of the role that our alumni are now beginning to play in the world and of what we believe our current generation of pupils will go on to achieve.

We now have over 50 schools educating more than 40,000 young people across London and Essex, and employ over 5,000 staff across our academies and head office. With the majority of our academies located in areas of high socioeconomic disadvantage, a high–quality education is key to the futures of the pupils we serve.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Our work will impact many generations to come, and our staff come from all backgrounds and walks of life, coming together to inspire young minds. We promote an inclusive culture that embraces the valuable and enriching contribution that all of our community make. We continue to be proactive in uplifting and supporting all voices at Harris.

To discover more about our culture, ethos and what it is like to work here, visit the Why Work For Us page.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Raising data protection awareness across the Federation
  • Delivery, design and coordination of focused data protection awareness training and preparation of analysis of data protection training needs
  • Managing data incidents, including swift containment, severity analysis and reporting
  • Preparing targeted data protection communication to Data Champions
  • Compilation of data protection impact assessments and data sharing agreements
  • Liaising with the Supply Management Team when carrying out Data Protection due diligence on new 3rd party suppliers
  • Monitoring the completion and maintaining records of Federation 'All Staff Data Protection Awareness Training'
  • Capturing and reporting data protection risks and mitigating action
  • Carrying out data protection monitoring and reviews in academies
  • Maintenance of data protection compliance records
  • Providing advice and guidance on data protection and compliance related enquiries from staff
  • Assisting the Data Protection Compliance Manager and Director of Risk and Compliance on initiatives and projects
  • Coordinating the review and quality assurance of Federation Policies and key documents
  • Coordinating a comprehensive suite of general compliance training to Head Office and academies
  • Assisting the Director of Risk and Compliance in the management of Federation risk
  • Supporting the compilation of the Main Trust Compliance Board report and other general compliance documentation
What We are Looking For

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Ideally, qualifications to degree level, but we will consider non–graduates with commensurate experience or qualifications
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft 365 applications.
  • Working knowledge of the UK General Data Protection Regulation and its practical implementation
  • Previous experience in an education management, compliance and/or data protection role
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience of working in a professional and high–paced environment
  • Proven and well–developed interpersonal skills, including good communication both written and spoken
  • Good administrative skills with an excellent eye for to detail, including proof reading skills, with the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Professional working ethic and a commitment to high standards
  • Ability to ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people
  • Ability to work as part of a team building and maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • A passion for education and a desire to learn and develop professionally

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

Applying for this Position

If you would like to discuss the opportunity further, or if you have any questions, please contact us via email to arrange a conversation.

Before applying please ensure you download the job pack from our careers website, this will help with completing your application. Please note that we only accept applications submitted online before the closing date.

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