Data Protection Officer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 March 2020
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Closing on 2 April 2020

Job Description

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Data Protection Officer. This will be a permanent role based at Save the Children International in London and it is an exciting time to join the team as the organisation is going through a great period of growth and transformation.

In this role, this person will be responsible in ensuring that all SCI is compliant with all relevant legislation and any areas of risk or non-compliance is reported to the SCI. The post holder will also create and maintain appropriate data protection policies and procedures and manage the assurance programme and related audits including, but not limited to, data sharing, disclosure and data retention and ensure these are appropriately published, communicated and adopted.

They will also lead on the compliance programme for data protection but also monitor ant changes to the law and update frequently with the policies and procedures including advising senior stakeholders on the relevant changes and matter and be the prime focal contact for the other offices around the world. This includes updating and maintaining records and drive programme of awareness-raising and training to deliver compliance and to foster a data privacy culture for SCI.

In order to be successful for this role, the person will bring:

  • · Expert knowledge of data protection legislation, in particular the GDPR, and a good understanding of other major privacy frameworks and evolving legislation worldwide
  • · In depth knowledge and experience of information technology and data management systems
  • · Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with people at all levels within SCI
  • · Experience in managing data incidents and breaches
  • · Desirable knowledge of cybersecurity risks and information security standards
  • · Experience in a similar role and understanding of the data protection risks faced by a large data-driven organisation with the ability to conduct the role independently and with integrity
  • · Ability to make good judgements regarding data privacy risks and to prioritise resources and activity around managing those risks
  • · Have previous experience in developing policy and compliance training

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, attractive company pension scheme and 30 days annual leave.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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