Data Protection Assistant (Part time 0.6)

  • Job Reference: 103427
  • Date Posted: 7 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £24,000 to £27,000
  • Sector: Administration, Charity and Not For Profit
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Data Protection Assistant (Part time 0.6)

Job Advertisement – Data Protection Assistant

Role Overview

Do you have a passion for data protection? Could you help to maintain and embed a privacy management programme across the Charity that promotes choice, control, and transparency? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and want to develop your skills in one of the country’s leading children’s charities?

As the first point of contact in the Charity for data protection matters, the Data Protection Assistant is a pivotal role at GOSH Charity. You will champion a practical and pragmatic approach to implementing data protection best practice in line with regulations and legislation including PECR, UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

You will be self-motivated, with a positive can-do attitude and an excellent ability to build and develop cross-team relationships quickly and effectively. The advice and support you provide will contribute to ensuring the Charity and its third-party suppliers act in compliance with legislation, regulation and best practice. Helping the Charity to maintain the required records of activity; advising on data protection and privacy matters; enabling individuals to exercise their legal rights; and supporting a programme of information governance training and communication will form your key objectives.

This role is 0.6FTE (i.e. equivalent to three days a week). It is based in our London office with the option to work from home or remotely up to 60% of the time.

About the Team

The Data Protection Assistant sits within the Charity’s Corporate Services Department. The Department leads on a programme of compliance which spans across secretariat, data protection, and corporate governance. With operational responsibility for all aspects of legislative, regulatory, and monitoring requirements including those set out by the Charity Commission, Companies Act, Information Commissioner, and Gambling Commission the Department’s workload is varied and far-reaching.

Reporting directly to the Company Secretary, Corporate Services, who acts as the Charity’s Data Protection Officer, you will work in a small but close-knit team of subject matter experts. In addition, you will routinely collaborate with colleagues across both Fundraising and Cross Charity Teams.

About You

You will be a team player who has previous experience of advising people on data protection compliance and who is genuinely passionate about applying the principles of good quality compliance in a pragmatic manner and inspiring others to do the same.

A data protection qualification is useful, but not essential. Support is available if you are interested in pursuing a qualification.

You will also:

  • have significant understanding of the data protection legislative framework in the UK;
  • be flexible and responsible with a proactive approach to problem solving;
  • be able to inspire, influence, and enthuse others – making data protection engaging; and
  • be able to describe complex regulations and their practical implications to those who aren’t subject matter experts.

About the Charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.

A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.

Please refer to the full job description below for more information.

How to Apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the 'GOSH Charity Information Pack' on the Careers page of our website before you apply.

Closing date: 26th October.

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