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Data Protection Practitioner

Job summary

£30652 - £35110
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
09 February 2021 at midnight
IRC18126 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Data Protection Practitioner within the Operational Delivery department based in Dundee or Glasgow.This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

This is a high-profile and exciting area, with continuing political, public and media interest. Dundee is the location of the Agency's headquarters, with Glasgow the Agency's other main location.The post will report to the Agency's Data Protection Officer, within the Governance and Strategy Unit of the Agency. The post can be based in either location.

The team is responsible for ensuring we manage information in a way that respects individual rights whilst supporting business accountabilities. This will contribute to establishing the Agency as a role model for public bodies in Scotland. This post will have a key role in enabling the Agency to demonstrate delivery on it's obligations under Data Protection legislation. There will be opportunities to work across a range of themes and collaborate with staff across the Agency.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of work to deliver one of the Scottish Government's key priorities: delivering a stronger and fairer ScotlandAt this current time this role will be carried out by working from home. Colleagues in Social Security Scotland continue to follow Scottish Government guidelines around COVID-19. When we return to offices, it will be when we are advised that it is safe to do so and we will comply with any guidelines or stipulations around this. Since March we have successfully welcomed over 300 new colleagues to our organisation whilst working from home. We have robust, safe processes around delivering equipment and putting in place reasonable adjustments for our new colleagues. As before, we are still fully committed to supporting our colleagues as much as we can. For certain roles, learning has been delivered virtually and we have regular communication from senior leaders so you can be kept up to date with the latest developments around Social Security Scotland.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss. 

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. An understanding of GDPR and national data protection laws
2. Ability to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and professional disciplines
3. Excellent written and verbal communications skills
4. Good analytical skills and sound judgement skills

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rory Flood who can be reached at Rory.Flood@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

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