Data Protection & Compliance Officer

Reading, Berkshire
£35-45,000 pa
10 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract, Permanent

Data Protection & Compliance Officer

Full time, permanent employment, based central Reading, Berkshire

FTE Salary £35-45,000 pa plus benefits

We will also consider self-employment/limited company arrangements

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is the leading international provider of supported online learning for the Built Environment, with over 90 years’ experience in providing the highest quality learning opportunities for the industry.  UCEM offers a range of property-related academic programmes, as well as providing professional development and tailor-made corporate training courses.

In this new role you will use your compliance and data protection expertise to the maximum.  We are a data-rich institution and in the main you will:

  • Provide central information governance services, guidance and expert advice to stakeholders across UCEM.
  • Undertake a gap analysis on data protection compliance and then help UCEM develop appropriate systems and processes to both ensure compliance and good practice standards.
  • Secure UCEM’s compliance with the statutory institutional obligations (data protection, safeguarding, Prevent).
  • Help improve our records management functions, including managing our retention schedule, asset database, and relevant website pages.
  • Deliver awareness and training sessions for staff on information governance, and produce relevant communications to both staff and students.

As mentioned, we need an expert.  You must have relevant academic or professional qualifications and be keen to continue to develop your knowledge.  Through your work experience you must be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of information governance, data protection, and records management.  Other key skills include: strong all-round communication skills, project management, relationships with stakeholders, IT skills, analysis of complex data, initiative, and a commitment to deliver excellence in this role.

We have a very detailed job specification for this role so please, before applying, take a look:

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Fawkes on or contact the HR team on 0118 921 4641 or 0118 467 2113.

To apply please send your CV, covering letter, and Recruitment Check Form to

Closing date: Thursday 26 January 2017 at 5.00 p.m.

Please note any appointment to this post is conditional upon and subject to an enhanced certificate (criminal record check) issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which will also include a check of the DBS Barred Lists.

NOTE TO AGENCIES: We do not use agencies as part of our recruitment process.  We politely ask that you respect this decision and do not call our offices on seeing this advertisement; if you do, the same message will be repeated to you.  Thank you for your co-operation.