Deputy Data Protection Officer (DDPO)

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£44,559 - £50,132
22 Feb 2019
22 Mar 2019
Education, IT
Job Role
Data Protection
Job Type

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, we are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

Our preparations for Strategy 2030 are underway and we are making major investments in key roles and consequently have a new vacancy for the post of Deputy Data Protection Officer.

The Deputy Data Protection Officer (DDPO) will support the work of the DPO who has responsibility for ensuring UWE’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the DPA).

We are seeking a highly experienced and skilled individual to ensure implementation and adoption of UWE’s Privacy Compliance Framework across the University, safeguarding that the University is meeting all its security obligations and leading staff in all areas of the Data Protection & Privacy Office’s work.

Key focuses of this role will be to lead, motivate and manage staff in the Data Protection and Privacy Office as well as develop cross-institutional teams and activities to deliver outstanding results. Using your specialist knowledge, you will have the opportunity to contribute to university wide projects, strategy development and process improvements taking the lead where appropriate, and steer and facilitate data protection compliance through developing and implementing transparent data protection policies, systems and procedures that are in line with relevant legislative requirements.

Significant experience of Data Protection and Privacy management within a large or complex organisation is essential, ideally within Higher Education, along with a comprehensive and current knowledge of UK and EU data protection legislation and GDPR. Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey complex messages effectively to a varied audience, deliver briefings and draft complex reports are also essential.

Please see the attached full job description and person specification for more information on the role and its requirements.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any queries, please contact Steve Dinning on 0117 32 82204 or by email at

In addition to progressive pay rates we offer a wide range of staff benefits which includes a holiday allowance of 27 days as well as up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year, flexible working, excellent defined benefit pension schemes and a range of family friendly policies.

Interviews are expected to take place on 11 or 12 April.

Previous applicants need not apply.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.