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Data Protection Executive (GDPR)

If you are on a mission to build a career in data then our Data Protection Executive (GDPR Steward) role could be a very successful, strategic next step for you. You may already be in a compliance role, working with DPA and GDPR readiness and are now ready to take on more.

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual who loves everything about data, is comfortable working on their own initiative but also thrives on leading teams on a variety of projects.

Your opportunity

In this newly created role you will be part of the team responsible for delivering GDPR compliance across Dennis ahead of the May 2018 deadline. You will also be key to establishing tactics like an internal training programme or an annual GDPR audit that ensure continued compliance and are effective in the identification and resolution of any areas of non-compliance.  

You’ll be developing an understanding of operational processes and administrative controls, assessing their effectiveness in mitigating data protection risks faced by Dennis.  Working with the Head of Data you will have plenty of support around you on business decisions and clarification of legislative ambiguity.

You’ll be managing the general administration of the Subject Access Request (SAR) process ensuring that records are kept in an orderly fashion as well as carrying out Privacy Impact Assessments on new products and projects and completing Data Protection Audits on business functions and key risk areas

You’ll have opportunities to contribute to the development of the organisations risk management and control systems and welcome the challenge of needing to develop strong working relationships with all levels of the business using your gravitas and experience.


Why You?

You’ll have experience of working in a role where compliance to legislation is required. You will also have an interest in Privacy and Data Protection legislation and in particular the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR.)  Your grounding in data management practices and experience of how data flows in and out of a business would also help set you apart.

Ideally, you will have an honours degree or equivalent qualifications (higher education or professional qualifications) or, relevant work experience.

You pride yourself on being highly literate; with strong communication skills and are comfortable in dealing with all levels of staff.  


Why Us?

At Dennis, we dedicate ourselves to creating brands that people want to work with, and a culture that people want to work in.  Some more thoughts for you:

  • We’re award winning. Award-winning brands, award-winning teams and a culture that encourages innovation.
  • Our Commitment. We’re all very proud to work for the benefit of The Heart of England Forest; founded by our late chairman, Felix Dennis. Every employee can plant a tree in their name to be part of our vision and future.
  • We’re always thinking of you. You’ll have plenty of great benefits such as 28 days’ holiday, a contributory pension scheme, healthcare cash plan and discounted gym membership.
  • We recognise hard work. After five years with Dennis you’ll earn a 6-week paid sabbatical, to spend as you like. And there’s more…
  • We know how to have fun. Whether it’s swatting up for our pub quizzes, creating a costume for our famous fancy dress parties, or taking part in a fitness challenge as part of our annual charity day - we guarantee you’ll enjoy Dennis life.


Dennis does not discriminate. We’re just interested in your skills, your talent and your potential. So if you feel like this role is for you, please press apply now.

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