Data Protection Officer and Team Manager – Pimlico

Closing date: 5th Dec 2018 Borough: LDBS Head Office Pimlico Position: Data Protection Officer and Team Manager - Pimlico
Interview Date: 14th Dec 2018 Salary: P03 Scale 38-41 £37,650.00 - £40,653.00 School: Data Protection Officer and Team Manager - Pimlico

London Diocesan Board for Schools

Data Protection Officer and Team Manager

P03 Scale (38-41)
£37,650.00 – £40,653.00
Full time (35 hrs/week)

Based in LDBS office in Pimlico with flexibility to work from home, travelling to our schools in London is a requirement of this role

Role and Responsibilities

The LDBS are looking for a data protection officer (DPO) and team manager to lead an existing team to increase our capacity to provide DPO services to schools across London who have subscribed to our service. You will report to our senior management and the responsibilities include:

  • To lead and co-ordinate the activities of the DPO team to ensure consistency of delivery, sharing of best practice, allocation of workload and recruitment of additional staff as necessary;
  • Advising schools on compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018:

This will take the format of 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 the 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

  • Experience in data protection and legal compliance;
  • 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.