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Data Protection Officer and Data Governance manager

Job summary

£39312 - £47065
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
29 June 2021 at midnight
IRC87586 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Data Protection Officer and Data Governance manager within Disclosure Scotland based in 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.

Disclosure Scotland (DS) is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, operating on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, to perform an important safeguarding role for the people of Scotland. The work of DS directly supports the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes for Children and Young People, Economy, Fair Work and Business, Communities and Human Rights. To contribute to these, DS is responsible for two primary services, managing and delivering the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and processing applications for disclosure certificates which enable safer recruitment decisions to be made by employers.

In order to carry out these functions DS uses an extensive number of data sources to derive the required disclosure products and deliver services to its customers. Therefore, it is of key importance that data is stored, maintained and used appropriately for its intended purpose in a robust, controlled environment.

This role is critical to deliver this corporate objective.This post is within the Chief Executive’s Office  at Disclosure Scotland and will report to the Head of Governance and Change.The post holder will be required to hold or complete a relevant data protection qualification from an accredited professional body (e.g. BCS, GCHQ, GDPR-P, APMG etc) and maintain professionalism through continued professional development.  

Disclosure Scotland will support relevant training if the successful candidate does not currently hold this.

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. Proven track record of working and delivering in an Information Governance / Data Protection legislation environment, including an understanding of Data Protection compliance requirements and the risks faced by a data-driven organisation
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders
3. Strong planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage challenging workloads and competing priorities
4. Detail-orientated approach to recommend and implement improvements on a range of Data Protection issues, including the ability to exercise strong leadership, sound judgement and discretion when making risk-based decisions in line with overriding legislation and the strategic needs of the organisation.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

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 Christopher Hyslop by email at Christopher.Hyslop@disclosurescotland.gov.scot.

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. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to 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.  

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team via recruitment@gov.scot.

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