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Data Protection Officer

  • Location:

    Dublin City Centre, Ireland

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  • Contact:

    Ian Donnelly

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

MA Tech have partnered with a leading financial services organisation to assist them with hiring a Data Protection Officer. In this role, you will lead the development and oversee the effective management of data protection framework, contribute to the setting of the overall data protection strategy, and monitor compliance with data protection legislative requirements. A key role of the DPO will be to communicate on behalf of the company with various categories of data subjects, supervisory authorities and stakeholders. The DPO will report directly to the Director of Compliance.



  • Lead the development and maintenance of data protection framework, developing and driving a data protection culture through awareness, training, and providing advice at all levels – up to and including the Board.
  • Create and maintain robust policies and procedures and communicate effectively to the business; and input into relevant policies and procedures developed by other business functions.
  • Determine optimal training strategy, content and mode of delivery maintain accurate and easily accessible training materials and records, working closely with training colleagues for roll-out and delivery.
  • In conjunction with the Operational Risk team, monitor and audit compliance with GDPR and internal policy.




  • Strong experience either in-house or externally in a financial services environment
    In depth understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation and the regulatory landscape in Ireland
  • Data Protection qualification
  • Experience in design and delivery of training courses
  • Relevant and timely updates on DP & Regulatory matters to senior management.
    Policies and procedures in place and communicated.
    Relevant communications and training deployed.
    Discussed with Operational Risk to ensure risks documented; controls in place; and monitoring/testing carried out.
  • Data flows and data inventories in place and up to date.
  • Privacy Impact Assessments completed where required. (DPIA, LIA, TIA) Documented risk assessment and plan, reviewed and updated as required. Timely, robust responses to authorities, data subjects etc.
    Delivery of prompt and accurate advice to the business
  • Audit logs and actions documented
    Data flows and data inventories in place and up to date.
  • Previous experience operating in a Compliance/Legal leadership position with experience a Data Protection Officer role (Desirable)



For more information, please contact Ian Donnelly on 015222908 or apply below: