Job: Data Protection Support Officer

We're currently recruiting for a Data Protection Support Officer to join our Legal and Democratic team.

Work base: Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ

Service/team: Legal and Democratic

Salary: Up to SK10 (currently £25,611 per annum)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract type:  Permanent

Closing date: 22 February 2019 - interviews will take place on 27 February 2019

Job context and purpose

We have an opportunity in our Legal and Democratic team for a Data Protection Support Officer to assist and support the Data Protection Officer.

South Kesteven District Council is an ambitious Council with growth plans at the top of our agenda. The district has tremendous potential and we believe that by working in our communities and concentrating on growth we can achieve our vision, which is to help our towns and villages thrive by creating vibrant communities where people want to live, work and invest.

What we need:

This role involves communicating at a senior level in the organisation in order to establish, maintain and enhance the protection of data and how the organisation embraces data privacy and information management requirements

What you will do:

You will oversee compliance with data protection legislation and to supervise and administer the Council's and its related companies' responsibilities relating to freedom of information and environmental information legislation.

You will liaise and work with all Officers and Members of the Council to provide advice and guidance to ensure the provisions of relevant data protection, freedom of information and environmental information legislation are implemented and to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation.

 What you will bring to the job:

Ideally you will be a qualified GDPR Practitioner or be willing to acquire such a qualification.

You will have experience of performing as a DPO or a demonstrable sound understanding of current data protection legislation and its implementation and application to all services of the Council.

What we will do in return:

We are committed to caring for our employees both inside and outside the workplace and provide a variety of benefits, such as:

  • a generous pension scheme,

  • opportunities to progress and develop your career and skillset

  • access to a range of health and wellbeing activities

  • flexible working

  • generous leave entitlement of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 5 years' service),

  • travel season ticket loan and a variety of other staff/family friendly benefits and discounts.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Debbie Roberts on 01476 406305

​​For more information, please see job description below. 

pdf icon Job Description_Data Protection Support Officer [164kb] 


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By postHuman Resources
Council Offices
St Peter's Hill
NG31 6PZ