Data Protection Officer

Contract: Full time- 37.5 Hours per week
Salary: £33,000
Location: Fair Havens (with agile working)
Closing Date: May 31, 2022

We are currently recruiting for a Data Protection Officer to support the IT and Compliance Lead in progressing, and monitoring procedures and processes to ensure the charity is compliant with all relevant regulations through policy, procedure and all other activities

The successful applicant will be a Hospice employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable people and carers, they may certainly come into contact with those who are caring for vulnerable people and or their carers. It is necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our entire community. In order to comply with our duty of care, Havens Hospices require all our staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Vaccination will be a condition of employment unless a medical evidenced exemption applies.

At Havens Hospices we care for children, young people and adults with complex or incurable conditions. Our specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens and Little Havens.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.


Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide support in managing all data processing/sharing agreements between the Charity and other organisations.
  • To deliver appropriate information governance training to all staff within the Charity as part of the mandatory training programme, corporate induction, and other induction programmes as may be agreed
  • To provide expert Information Governance advice and guidance to the organisation and Trustees.
    • To ensure the Charity has an accurate, complete and maintained data protection registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Protection Officer.
    • To ensure the Charity complies with all relevant legislation in relation to information governance, including the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018.
    • To support with information requests under current Data Protection Legislation and the Freedom of Information Act/Environmental Information Regulations, ensuring that requests are dealt with in accordance with legislation and within agreed timescales

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)