Data Protection & Compliance Lead

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Data Protection & Compliance Lead

About The Fire Fighters Charity

The Fire Fighters Charity offers specialist lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives.

Welcome from our Director of Organisational Development and Corporate Services, Chris Goonan.

We are in year 3 of our 5 year strategic plan and to achieve the aims of our plan we have reviewed our support roles to ensure that we have the right resources and skills to achieve our strategic direction. As a result, we are strengthening our support functions to include a Data Protection and Compliance Lead who will be the subject matter expert for this area of work.

This is an exciting and pivotal role to support the development of our organisation, and as new role there is an opportunity to make it your own. We are looking for an experienced data protection and compliance professional with the skills and knowledge to evidence our organisational compliance while also possessing the communications skills to engage and support our employees and other stakeholders with data protection and compliance matters.

This role will be both proactive and information and can work with a variety of people across all areas of the organisation.

If this is you, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest, I look forward to receiving your application.

Data Protection & Compliance Lead

Salary per annum: £40,042

Role Purpose

  • Responsibility for controlling the organisation’s data protection compliance activities.
  • Responsibility for the organisation’s assurance, due diligence, and risk management frameworks and carrying out compliance audits.

Qualifications / Professional Memberships

Recognised Data Protection Officer qualification or willingness to undertake and successfully achieve it.

For more information about the role and the skills required please visit our website.

Contract and Benefits

Contract: Full time, working hours are 37.5 hours a week.

Pension: The Charity operates a Group Personal Pension Scheme. The Charity will contribute 8% of salary. Personal contributions can be arranged.

Work base: This post can be based at either our Head Office, Belvedere, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4HG or homebased. Hybrid working arrangements can be considered.

Closing date: Monday 4 July 2022 @ 09.00hrs

Interviews will be held week commencing 11 July 2022

Interview venue: Interviews will be virtually.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Rebecca Webster, Organisational Development & People Partner on 01256 366580 or via our recruitment.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date if enough suitable applications are received. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

The role will be subject to a satisfactory Basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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