This is a key role within BEIS UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and Data Protection team ensuring that the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) meets its statutory obligations under the UK GDPR, and Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.

It is a challenging and busy environment engaging with a range of stakeholders across the extensive BEIS Data Controllership. You will be regularly reviewing procedures or systems with teams to identify improvements and simplify processes and decision making to deliver compliance with data protection laws and policies of the BEIS.

Job description

You can communicate in a straightforward, honest, and engaging manner with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that BEIS meets its Accountability and Governance requirements under the UK GDPR. You are confidently able to develop strong relationships with senior colleagues and the wider Directorate, positively interacting with others and bringing motivation and enthusiasm to the role. You are:

•Flexible and able to prioritise multiple commitments at a fast pace and adapt and react to change.

•Able to handle sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality.

•Able to make confident judgements, taking the initiative on tasks and able to network to collate information and complete work.

•Fluent at interpreting a wide range of data protection issues and use this to delivery exemplary service to our stakeholders.

•Able to make confident judgements, taking the initiative on tasks and able to network to collate information and complete work.

•Capable of delivering specialist training and awareness training sessions for all our BEIS staff.

•The BEIS representative at cross government data protection events and meetings.

Responsibilities

You will have relevant experience in data protection including expert knowledge of data privacy legislation including the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, UK General Data Protection Regulation and GDPR. Including:

Essential Criteria:

•Be prepared to take managed risks, ensuring these are planned and their impact assessed aligned to UK GDPR/DPA 2018 provisions.

•Be willing to meet the challenges of difficult or complex changes in relation to data protection law, including briefing Ministers, our Senior Leaders and engaging with BEIS Partner Organisations on data preparedness and cross organisation initiatives. This includes advising on Covid-19 issues that impact on BEIS data protection responsibilities.

• Excellent in IT skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Desirable Criteria:

•Qualified/Accredited KIM Professional (or willingness to obtain KIM professional accreditation or qualification).

Technical skills:

We will assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

•Technical questions will be based around the essential skills and criteria as listed in the job description.
•You will be asked to outline your experience in data protection including expert knowledge of data privacy legislation including the new Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation.

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others
  • We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Technical skills

    We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • GDPR working knowledge
  • Benefits

    BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:

    •A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, home working and compressed hours.

    •Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

    •A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.

    •An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.

    •Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.

    Things you need to know

    Security

    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is .

    .People working with government assets must complete checks.

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.Interviewees will be asked to deliver a presentation; further details will be provided nearer the time.

    As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement.

    Your personal statement (maximum 500 words) should:

    Outline your understanding of GDPR legislation and your experience of working in the area.

    Candidates will be sifted on personal and behavioural statements.

    In the event of a large number of applicants, applications will be sifted on the lead behaviour (Making Effective Decisions).

    The interview will consist of behaviour, technical and strength-based questions.

    Expected Timeline subject to change

    Expected Week of Sift *29/03/2021
    Expected Week of Interviews *05/04/2021
    Interview Location *MS Teams

    Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.

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