Data Protection Officer (DPO) – Pimlico

Closing date: 2nd Dec 2018 Borough: Based in LDBS office in Pimlico with flexibility to work from home Position: Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Interview Date: 10th Dec 2018 Salary: P03 Scale 38 - £37,650.00 School: Data Protection Officer (DPO) - Pimlico

London Diocesan Board for Schools
Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Based in LDBS office in Pimlico with flexibility to work from home

P03 Scale 38 – £37,650.00
35 hours per week


Role and Responsibilities

The LDBS are looking for a data protection officer (DPO) to start on 1st January 2019 (Fixed term of 2 years).   You will report to our DPO Team Manager and the responsibilities include:

  • Advising schools on compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018:

This will take the format half-day visits to the school to carry out GDPR audits, which will usually involve meeting with the Head teacher, School business manager and IT support, subject to the team the school have put together to manage data protection;

  • Submitting a report to the school on their current status and recommended actions;
  • Reviewing school policies and advising of any changes, as necessary
  • Assisting schools in monitoring adherence to GDPR standards:

This will take the format of half-day visits to review implementation of policies with school senior leader(s) and possibly governors;

  • Submitting a report to the school on findings and recommendations;
  • Delivering training as requested to staff and governors;
  • Acting as a point of contact between the school and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO);
  • Providing support and advice to schools when handling
    • Subject Access Requests;
    • Data Breaches;
    • Contact with data subjects;
    • Data Protection Impact Assessments;
    • Other organisations who process data on behalf of the school;
  • Liaising with other DPOs within the LDBS team to share best practice and lessons learned and review the service level agreement to ensure it continues to provide a cost effective service which meets the needs of schools;
  • To undertake appropriate and regular training/development to maintain knowledge base;
  • Ensuring time spent with schools is accurately reported internally to enable accurate invoicing;
  • To provide occasional cover for DPOs if required due to absences etc;
  • To carry out other associated duties as requested.


Person Specification

  • Familiarity with computer security systems;
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal;
  • Computer literate in MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint);
  • Experience in leading and managing a team of people, who largely work remotely;
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of personnel e.g. school staff and governors, parents/pupils and ICO staff, remaining calm and diplomatic at all times;
  • Ability to handle confidential information;
  • Ethical, with the ability to remain impartial and report all non-compliances;
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Sympathetic with the aims and objectives of the Church of England and actively support the vision and values of the LDBS;
  • Ability to work flexibly as required and to travel within London
  • Experience in the education sector;
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail;
  • A flexible and practical approach to problem-solving and making recommendations;
  • Able to identify where improvements and efficiencies can be made to tailor the service the LDBS offers to better meet the needs of the schools;

For candidates working from home, they must have access to computer and internet

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If your application is unsuccessful, would you be happy for your application to be passed on to another LDBS school with a similar vacancy? All information would be handled and transferred under the terms of the Data Protection Act and GDPR.