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British Cycling - Data Protection Officer

LocationThe National Cycling Centre, Manchester
Hours of Work
Salary & Benefits£55,000 Per Annum Benefits: Competitive Salary, Company Pension Scheme, 25 Days Holiday, Free Race Gold membership, Free Eye Test, Free NCC Parking, Employee Assistance Programme and use of NCC facilities
Closing Date14 Jan

Job Description

Championing a lifelong passion for cycling 

What's so good about us?

From winning Olympic and Paralympic gold medals to inspiring almost two million people to ride their bikes regularly, we are committed to making cycling the number one sport and activity of choice in Britain.

With more than 149,989 members, right now is the best time to join the team at British Cycling. Set within modern offices at Manchester's National Cycling Centre, the unique benefits of working for British Cycling include free gold membership, free access to the velodrome and BMX track, Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Group Pension Plan, free parking and much more.

Want to know more?

We now have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team as a Data Protection Officer to develop & improve British Cycling's Data Protection provisions ensuring compliance with relevant data protection laws and related fields, group-wide guidelines and standards and operating in accordance with best practice in the relevant sector.

The role of a Data Protection Officer is all about:

  • Informing and advising British Cycling and its employees about their obligations to comply with relevant data protection laws whilst maintaining and updating the organisation's Article 30 processing record
  • Co-ordinating responses to Data Subject Requests including management of responses in accordance with relevant statutory timescales
  • Addressing ad hoc internal and external queries relating to privacy issues and providing written advice as appropriate
  • Carrying out Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) where necessary, making recommendations and monitoring progress of agreed actions
  • Drafting contractual, legal and information clauses, including privacy notices
  • Negotiating with partner organisations and vendors in relation to data sharing relationships
  • Coordinating organisation-wide data protection compliance initiatives
  • Identification of data protection compliance issues that need addressing
  • To be the first point of contact for supervisory authorities and for individuals whose data is processed by British Cycling
  • Maintaining registration with the Information Commissioner's Office
  • Implement controls for compliance with the UK data protection legislation and relevant codes of practice
  • Undertaking ad hoc audits of personal data-handling activity in various teams to ensure compliance with internal policies
  • Liaising with relevant teams to test the company's capability to respond to a breach or other serious contingencies in its operations that affects personal data handling and data protection (both for automated and manual information)
  • Developing and maintaining policy and procedures, deliver presentations, and facilitate both face to face and on-line training to the relevant audiences; and
  • Analysing and reporting to senior stakeholders on types of data protection and information privacy risk issues, including recommendations for their resolution.

What do we offer?

As well as a great starting salary, we will provide with the support you need to deliver progressive data protection, GDPR and cyber security plans with the flexibility and freedom to make your own decisions to protect and minimise British Cycling from any data protection and security risks.           

You'll come up with ideas to drive the Legal and Integrity team forward and work cross functionally with our Regional teams and support network at the National Cycling Centre to promote these activities and initiatives.  In return for delivering consistent results, you'll receive the opportunity to learn and develop, as well as exciting opportunities to broaden your role and grow within the organisation.

The key skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for are:

  • A Data Protection qualification (e.g. CIPP/E), some other similar compliance qualification or legal qualification
  • In depth knowledge of data protection laws and practices and their application in a business setting, including General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018
  • Experience of developing data protection policies and procedures and monitoring and advising on compliance
  • Experience of conducting data protection audits and working with others constructively, persuasively and promptly to address adverse findings
  • Knowledge of direct marketing regulations and cross border privacy issues
  • Good knowledge of information security
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement when interacting with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to draft clear and concise briefings and reports and to simplify and explain technical information appropriately for different audiences
  • Experience of delivering training and guidance to a diverse audience
  • Ability to demonstrate superior IT and digital skills including MS-Office

This is a profession which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required.

To apply, please complete the online application form with your supporting evidence.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation.  Any appointment will be made on merit alone.  For more information on British Cycling please visit the following page

Closing Date: 14 January 2021, 5pm

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Attachments: RoleProfileDataProtectionOfficer2021.pdf
Closing Date5pm 14 Jan 2022