Website One Manchester

One Manchester is an innovative provider of housing and community services. Formed in April 2015 from a historic merger between two of Manchester’s largest housing associations – City South and Eastlands Homes. In the subsequent two years the Group has achieved its initial merger aspirations and is now extending and expanding (doubling) its new homes programme across a range of tenures and locations. It currently owns and manages more than 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester.

What is the role purpose?

We are looking for a highly organised and confident individual to join us as our named Data Protection Officer. Within this pivotal role, you will be responsible for managing our procedures, disciplines, processes, awareness and technologies in respect of privacy and data protection. This means ensuring that such activities are effective, fit for purpose and compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations.

Meticulous and thorough in your approach, you will review, document and propose enhancements to the Group’s business and data handling processes. You’ll be responsible for establishing best practice standards for data governance and reviewing and updating our policies to ensure they remain effective. Identifying and rectifying threats to data integrity, you will raise awareness of data protection issues and maintain accurate logs of identified Data Protection activities.

You’ll be our first point of contact for regulatory bodies and for individuals whose data is processed. Excellent communication and influencing skills are therefore essential as you will also need to liaise effectively with colleagues and partners, supporting them to adopt relevant standards and practices and providing appropriate training to achieve this.

What do I need to apply?

This role requires strong knowledge and experience of Data Governance and Data Protection compliance and legislation. Demonstrating resilience when questioned and prepared to robustly challenge the status quo, you will need to be determined, confident and trustworthy. Essentially, we need someone who is as committed as we are to ensuring that the group’s Data Protection stance and obligations are maintained.

Closing date: 22nd October 2018

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