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Data protection executive

Thames Water
Date Posted
3rd December 2018
£24,000 to £28,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

Here at Thames Water we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers, and to managing their personal data to the highest standards; this comes in various forms from providing advice to our colleagues, to monitoring compliance. To achieve this, we are seeking a Data Protection Executive to form part of our growing Data Protection team. This brand new role has been created in order to support the DP team and Governance Manager handling and analysing requests, coordinating agendas, collating metrics, and general administration.

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting chance to join a high-profile team which offers support and development as the team grows.

What will this role involve?

DP inbox triage, allocation and fulfilment process including the production of metrics.

Specific DP advice for internal compliance - eg, Legitimate Interest assessments, DaPRAs etc.

Assimilating and analysing the requests into a set of regularly updated FAQs.

Collating metrics, checking data and compiling KPI reports.

Support the team with meeting bookings, training coordination, agendas and action logs.

Support the team with ad hoc projects.

Liaison with Legal for specialist advice.

Answering of queries or complaints from 3rd parties.

Collation, checking and production of metrics for DP monthly report.

Internal queries and advice, development of FAQs, clinic sessions, further training needs.

DP team support - organising meetings, circulating minutes etc.

Supporting the Head of DP Governance and DP Governance manager on training and comms coordination and other ad hoc projects where required.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with experience of team coordination and administration in an office environment. Experience of collating information from several sources and evidence of good attention to detail in checking information and compiling reports. You will have excellent attention to detail, strong organisational skills and confident communication abilities. IT skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint is a must. Data protection knowledge isn't essential but would be advantageous.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based in our Reading head office with a salary of up to £28,000, depending on skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 17/12/2018.

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