Data Protection Officer

Employer Worldwide Cancer Research
Job Type Supporter Care
Location Edinburgh and the East
Specific Location Edinburgh
Salary £43,000 FTE
Closing Date 06/08/2018
Application Documents Data-Protection-Officer-Jun-2018.doc 90 kB


Data Protection Officer (“DPO”)

Salary: £43,000 FTE

Base:  Edinburgh, Scotland (pending office move from St Andrews)

Hours: Part time/flexible

Benefits: 10% pension contribution, 33 days annual leave FTE

The Role

At Worldwide Cancer Research we value each and every one of our supporters and take our obligations to them seriously. We are seeking a qualified and experienced DPO to champion the security, safeguarding and accuracy of our supporters’ personal data so that it is used in line with their wishes and expectations.

The DPO will oversee the charity’s obligations in the collection, processing, control and security of personal data.  They will ensure ongoing compliance with current and future data protection regulations and sector good practice, proactively providing support, advice, training and guidance to all colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in a similar role, ideally in the charity sector, with excellent people skills and confidence in communicating.   A sound working knowledge of CRM and other data storage systems and understanding of data processing and use will be essential.


The key purpose of the role is to establish, build, lead and manage the day-to-day activities surrounding the collection, processing, control and security of personal data across the organisation, ensuring ongoing compliance with current and future data protection regulations, and industry good practice.

To provide expert support, advice, training and guidance across the organisation concerning the on-going implementation of data protection policies and procedures, ensuring all colleagues are fully informed of their own responsibilities for acting within the law.


If this sounds like the role for you, more information can be found in the job description and person specification, by following the link below:

If you wish to apply please email the following to Paula Cahill, at [email protected]

  • A covering letter outlining the skills and expertise you would bring to this role
  • A short CV (no more than 2 pages)
  • For administrative purposes, can you please state where you saw the job advertised.

Closing date for applications is:  6 August 2018

Interviews will be held in St Andrews during the week commencing 13 August 2018

For informal enquiries, please contact Paula Cahill, Human Resources and Administration Manager ([email protected] or 0300 777 7910).

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