Data Protection Officer

£30,000 - £39,999
09 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an incredible opportunity for you to make a difference and join a great team of people within the Head Office of a values-led organisation. Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is one of the largest not-for-profit multi-academy trusts (MATs) in England. MATs are charities that run schools. We have been around since 2009 which makes us one of the longest established trusts. We are also one of the largest with almost 5,000 staff and 29,000 students.

We are looking for a Data Protection Officer to join us and ensure that we continue to meet our legal and internal Data Protection Compliance requirements efficiently and effectively throughout the Trust. This newly designed role will report into the National Director of Estates and Technology and be based in Birmingham although we can offer some degree of flexibility. Travel to multiple sites in our network will be a regular requirement of this role.

If you are a talented multi-tasker with relevant experience in this field and a drive to deliver workable solutions, this could be the ideal role for you!

What will you do?
  • Developing and delivering the ongoing development of the Trust's Data Protection Compliance Management Systems
  • Drafting Trust procedures to comply with existing and upcoming requirements under national and EU Data Protection laws
  • Developing and delivering a training and refresher training plan for the whole Trust and its Academies.
  • Providing every day and ad-hoc UK Data Protection advice on a wide variety of queries and new initiatives to Head Office departments and staff in our academies; liaising with external legal advisers as appropriate.
  • Carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments, drawing up specific Data Processing and sharing agreements between the Trust and a wide range of business partners
  • Undertaking Data Protection audits, providing support for Privacy Breach management and regular reporting to the Compliance Director and the Board
  • Communicating with the Information Commissioner's Office when required

You will have:
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Expert knowledge of data protection legislation, the GDPR with a compliance, IT security, legal or audit background
  • A strong understanding of GDPR, DPA, Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) /ePrivacy
  • Passion for data protection laws
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • The ability to manage remotely and communicate at all levels internally and externally

Finer detail:
  • This is a permanent, full time role - our standard hours are 36.5 per week.
  • Up to £34,000 + great benefits including LGPS, health cash plan, retail discounts, flexible working, 24 days annual leave + statutory holidays and an early finish on Friday!
  • Birmingham City Centre office base, near St. Paul's Square - 5 minutes' walk from Snow Hill Station, 10 minutes from New Street.

If this sounds like you, and you would like to know more about the role, please contact James Miller, National Director of Estates and Technology at Ormiston Academies Trust for an informal discussion.

Completed applications together with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the role, should be submitted by Tuesday 12th November using the OAT application form which can be found on the careers page of the Ormiston Academies Trust website. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications in other formats but please contact us if you require an accessible application pack.

OAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and the expectation is that all staff will share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list check (child) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).