Data Compliance Officer

22 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Part Time
Set hours
Contract Type

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced and qualified professional to join our clients Governance department, as a Data Compliance Adviser.

Position: Data Compliance Adviser

Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (minimum of 21 hours per week)

Salary: £18,000

Contract: Fixed Term Contract - 12-month maternity cover 

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing Date: Monday 4 November 2019

The Role

The Data Compliance Adviser will support the Data Compliance team in establishing, developing and coordinating effective governance of information across the charity to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Data Compliance Adviser will:


  • Assist with the day to day operations of the charity’s insurance portfolio and policy library.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the charity on data protection issues.
  • Carry out data protection audits and conduct impact assessments for all departments.
  • Investigate and report upon any data concerns and/or breeches.
  • Be responsible for responding to Subject Access Requests within the required legal framework, and will record and prepare responses for all data related complaints from members of the public.


About You

As Data Compliance Adviser you will ideally qualified to a high level at a professional standard (MILM, CIPD, AAT) or possess experience of working in a similar role.

You will have:


  • Demonstrable up-to-date knowledge of the Data Protection Act and GDPR.
  • Experience of collating information of a confidential nature across a wide group of internal stakeholders.
  • Experience of producing detailed, high quality reports for senior level interpretation.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and planning skills.
  • The ability to make good decisions and maintain a high degree of professionalism and composure whilst dealing with a number of conflicting and time-sensitive demands.


If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role… then we would love to hear from you!

In return…

You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.

About the Organisation

The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

You may also have experience in areas such as Data Officer, Data Compliance Officer, Data Officer, Compliance Advisor, Data Adviser, Data and Compliance.

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