Data Protection Assistant
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Data Protection Assistant for an initial 23 month contract with potential to extend on a rate of £178.83/day Outside IR35. This role will be hybrid, with a flexible option to have working from home days (up to a maximum of two per week). 
– Assist with the development and maintenance of the Inquiry’s data map and relevant audit procedures;  
– Help to complete Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and other risk assessments reporting on these to the Data Protection Manager;  
– Assist in responding to Data Subject Access Requests (SARs), where you will be responsible for managing and continually monitoring the process to ensure the organisation adopts best practice and meets all statutory requirements;  
– Work with key Inquiry business areas to understand and document how they handle personal data;  
– Contribute to the development of data protection policy, procedure and guidance;  
– Assist the DPO with investigating and recording any data breaches/incidents;  
– Assist in preparing and delivering monthly/quarterly data protection governance report for SCAI Senior Management including metrics such as training provision, SAR numbers, and audit/review results;  
– Help to embed a privacy-focused culture through developing and delivering data protection training across all levels of the organisation;  
– Work with organisation’s management team to understand Inquiry DP training needs and collaborate to develop and deliver training, as well as awareness campaigns;  
-Undertake other ad hoc duties, as required;  
– Be able to work at a trauma skilled level, demonstrating an understanding of the complex factors involved in engagement with Inquiry witnesses and the impact of trauma. 
Essential Skills: 
– An understanding of data protection issues and the handling of sensitive personal data  
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team sharing information and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders  
– Strong analytical skills, with an ability to interpret and analyse diverse sources of information at pace and use this to identify key issues and support decision making and recommendations  
– Strong organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work across teams and manage a range of competing priorities.   
– This will require a flexible and proactive approach  
– Ability to build constructive relationships with internal and external colleagues at all levels   
– A high degree of resilience and ability to deal with what can be a distressing subject area. 
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch. 

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Data Protection Assistant
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
£178.83 per day -

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