Data Protection Officer (DPO06/2018)

We are looking for a Data Protection Officer to effectively administer our research data and our information governance procedures.


Job reference: DPO06/2018

Closing date: 20/08/2018 12:00

Salary: Circa £43,000

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full-Time/Part-Time

For more information on this vacancy contact:

020 7631 8450

We are looking for a Data Protection Officer to effectively administer our research data and our information governance procedures, with a leading role in the design and continual improvement of our Information Security Management System.  

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for monitoring the Trust’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (subject to Royal Assent), as well as other applicable privacy laws. The DPO will be responsible for informing and advising the Trust on its Data Protection obligations, providing advice regarding Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and to act as the contact point for data subjects and the relevant Data Protection authorities.

The applicant will also be responsible for supporting c.20 analysts within the Trust to access and manage the data required for research projects. A large part of this job will be liaising with NHS Digital and other data controllers to obtain appropriate approvals for data, ensuring Nuffield Trust compliance with information governance and information security requirements, and arranging the secure transfer and internal management of datasets. 

These datasets often include pseudonymised individual-level data from routine data sources – such as hospital episode statistics, primary and social care data sets, as well as other clinical datasets, and they underpin the majority of quantitative research projects carried out by the Nuffield Trust. Furthermore, our qualitative research routinely involves the collection of data through interviews, questionnaires and other methods and we are committed to ensuring that this data is collected, stored and archived using best practice principles used for quantitative data. 

The Nuffield Trust is committed to undertaking ethical research that protects personal information and uses data responsibly to benefit patients and the public. We are committed to maintaining the international standard for information security management (ISO27001) that we achieved in 2016 and part of this role will be to act as guardian to this achievement.

The applicant will support the development of information governance training and provide support to staff across the Nuffield Trust. They will be expected to keep up to date with the latest developments in information governance and data security, as well as contributing to thinking on information governance and data security in the wider health care community.

To apply, please send your application form and CV to our HR department via email by no later than 12pm on Monday 20 August 2018. Please remember to quote the correct reference.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in London on Thursday 30 August 2018.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the receipt of two satisfactory references and candidates providing proof of their right to work in the United Kingdom.

Strictly no agencies.

Nuffield Trust endeavours to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

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