CB21, Cambridge
Circa £43,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.

The Data Protection Manager is part of the Operations, Risk & Compliance (ORC) team, a key part of Corporate Services.  Reporting to the Head of Operations, Risk & Compliance, you’ll deliver a comprehensive and high-quality service across the organisation. This is an exciting role, keeping the legal and ethical integrity of the charity intact by helping all areas of the charity to comply with the rules and regulations that apply to charities around data protection.

You’ll be empowered to lead on exciting and varied projects which shape the way our charity works and supports making research breakthroughs possible.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

You’ll manage our compliance with data protection laws as they relate to the activities of Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and the Early Detection of Neurodegenerative (EDoN) project. This will include:

  • UK/EEA and International data transfers
  • DSA and DPIA management
  • Reviewing, advising on, and monitoring complex contracts and contractual obligations
  • Privacy Notices
  • Liaison with ARUK and EDoN partners
  • Audits (internal and our partners)
  • Advising on appropriate legal basis for processing
  • Maximising the use of data assets of data
  • Developing and designing data protection policies and procedures
  • Front line data protection compliance
  • Responding to queries from the business on data protection
  • Carry out projects such as data mapping exercises
  • Incident investigations
  • Face to face bespoke training
  • Championing the ARUK Data Protection Champions network

What we are looking for:

  • A data protection qualification and/or relevant experience
  • Demonstrable experience of managing data protection in the field of medical science, research, open data, or equivalent
  • Excellent experience with data protection as it applies to technology (AI, wearable tech, mobile phone apps etc) and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn etc)
  • Excellent experience of managing controller/processor and controller/controller relationships
  • Administrative and IT skills; Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Up to date industry knowledge in related subjects

Ways of Working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.

Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals.  This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.

Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD. 

Salary: Circa £43,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.

The closing date for applications is 30 January 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing 7 February 2022. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. When applying, please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a certain date.

Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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Refreshed on: 18 January 2022
Closing date: 30 January 2022
Job ref: DPM22
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