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Head of data protection governance

Thames Water
Date Posted
5th December 2018
Financial Services
£45,000 to £120,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

Here at Thames Water we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers by 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 Head of Data Protection Governance to form part of our growing Data Protection team. This brand new role has been created to drive and implement GDPR governance across the business, to ensure the delivery of ongoing governance tasks.

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting chance to join a high-profile team in a varied role, which will provide exposure to all areas of the business as well as the opportunity to engage directly with senior management on important issues to the company and its customers.

What will this role involve?

Developing and delivering an ongoing GDPR training programme, including generic awareness and training, technical training, internal process training and role based training.

Effectively leading and developing a team in adherence to HR policy and process; providing clear responsibilities and objectives, and monitoring progress.

Subject matter expertise on GDPR, giving advice and support to the business.

Establishing KPI metrics and producing regular reports and commentary; determining how these will be produced, and highlighting and investigating any areas of concern.

Working closely with the business to develop and maintain various Data Privacy policies for customers and employees; ensuring these are communicated and relevant staff trained.

Setting up an ongoing programme of communications structured by message, target audience and channel to keep Data Protection and Privacy at the front of mind.

What are we looking for?

The successful applicant will have strong data protection and GDPR expertise; with an understanding of the principles of the regulation, and experience in implementing a programme with similar components. We are seeking those with strong change and project management skills, including the ability to manage time well, prioritise effectively and handle multiple deadlines. You will have experience in a comparable environment: compliance, assurance, audit or risk function within a large, matrixed organisation. You must be able to demonstrable experience of leading successful teams, tracking and reporting on business metrics and experience in stakeholder management.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based in our central Reading head office, offering a competitive salary. In addition to the basic salary you will also receive bonus, car allowance, private medical insurance and industry-leading pension scheme. On top of our competitive salary package, you will also receive a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare and an industry leading pension scheme. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

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 19/12/2018.

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