Phone-paid Services Authority

Data Protection Officer

Location
Canary Wharf, London (Greater)
Salary
Up to £39,000 (equates to £65,000 full time equivalent)
Posted
04 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Practice area
Risk and compliance
PQE
5 years
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Sector
In-house
Hours
Part time
Contract type
Permanent

The role

The Phone-paid Services Authority have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Protection Lawyer to join our dynamic organisation.  The role will primarily be responsible for ensuring that we fulfil our obligations and requirements under UK and EU data protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 and is suited to a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with at least 5 years PQE.  The role has responsibility for regular reporting to the Audit Committee and will support the Board and Executive in achieving and maintaining compliance with data protection law.  

The role will also support the General Counsel’s directorate in ensuring compliance with Freedom of Information obligations as well as providing advice and support on commercial and corporate law matters as required. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator with high intellectual capability and effective project management experience.  A real self-starter who possesses a strong emphasis on professionalism, quality and timeliness of support.  

For more information about the role and a full job description and person specification please click here.

The hours

This is a part time role of 3 days a week. We are happy to have discussions with the right candidate about working patterns.  

The company

We are the UK regulator for content, goods, and services charged to a phone bill.  Phone-paid services are the goods and services that you can buy by charging the cost to your phone bill or pre-pay account. They include directory enquiries, voting on TV talent shows, donating to charity by text or downloading apps on your mobile phone. They are referred to as premium rate services in law.

The culture

We’re a small organisation with around 45 staff.  We have a friendly office environment and have worked hard to create a fantastic office culture, underpinned by our values. We have an open plan office to boost collaboration and the CEO’s office door is always open. We encourage everyone to speak face-to-face and build strong relationships with colleagues rather than communicating via email. We have regular all staff meetings to ensure that everyone is kept up to date on what we’re working on as a business, introduce new colleagues and to share successes.

We have a supportive management ethos with a strong emphasis on personal development. This means there’s plenty of opportunities to learn from colleagues, job shadow, knowledge share, mentor and take part in project work.  Lunch & learns regularly feature on the agenda, and occasionally we invite guest speakers in to present. We have a Silver Investors in People award, which we’re very proud of. The award demonstrates our commitment to our staff, and the value we place on our team.

The rewards

In addition to our friendly office culture, and supportive management ethos, we have an excellent reward package, here are a few of the highlights:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Life assurance at 4 x salary
  • 6% Employers pension contribution
  • Choice of private medical health schemes
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Season ticket loan

To apply 

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!   Please follow the link below to apply on our website.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28 April 2019.

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Laura or Angela in our recruitment team at recruitment@psauthority.org.uk.

Next steps

We have a two-stage selection process for this role:

1st Stage – scheduled for the 7, 10 & 13 May:

  • First competency-based interview with our Head of HR, and General Counsel.
  • Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (psychometric test).

2nd Stage – scheduled for 21 May:

 

  • Second competency-based interview with our General Counsel and Chief Executive.
  • Presentation, for which you will be given a brief and asked to prepare for in advance.

Please make us aware on your application if you are unable to attend interviews on the scheduled dates.

 Please direct candidates to apply on our website here:

 

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