Data Protection Officer

University of Bedfordshire

This vacancy has arisen in the Governance and Planning Department. The purpose of this role is to provide high-level professional expertise to ensure that the University is compliant with data protection legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. 

The overarching objectives of this role are to ensure the University manages information compliance appropriately, recognising this as a key resource; to maximise the efficiency of the administration requirements of General Data Protection Regulation, Freedom of Information (FOI) and Subject Access Requests (SAR). The role minimises the risks of regulatory or legal exposure and contributes to the success of the University's data handling externally and internally. It ensures full cooperation across the University of relevant information with GDPR, FOI and SAR processes as required to ensure compliance and effective delivery in this specialised area. 

The role reports to the Senior Legal Officer, with overall accountability for data protection resting with the University Secretary

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 18 September 2017

For a full job description and person specification please click here

Due to the Home Office and UK Visas & Immigration requirements on immigration and Right to Work in the UK, the University of Bedfordshire can only accept job applications from Non EEA applicants who hold a current Tier 1 or Tier 2 (in country) visa and their status allows them to work and reside in the UK with no restrictions.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

To apply: Please complete the online application, quoting reference number and job title. 

Please note: CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form. All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

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