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European Data Protection Officer

Location: UK - Mobile England | Job-ID: 86097 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Legal


If you are looking a role that will allow you to add real value? Do you want to see the results of your positive impact? We are recruiting for a fantastic opportunity as a European Data Protection Officer to support the Computacenter Group Data Protection Officer. This is the perfect opportunity for an ambitious individual with experience of data protection compliance to take on a challenging and interesting role.

Location: This role will be primarily focused on supporting the UK, Netherlands, Belgian and Swiss Computacenter businesses so applicants from both the UK and other countries are welcome.

Role Responsibility
In your new job as a European Data Protection Officer you will utilise your experience of data protection to provide advice and guidance to the business in response to a wide range of data protection compliance requirements. The responsibilities of the role include:

•    Update and create data protection documentation;
•    Support the business processes for ensuring the rights of data subjects;
•    Completing records of processing and data protection impact assessments;
•    Supporting the response to security incidents involving personal data and delivering specific data protection projects across the Group of companies including staff training;
•    Ensures that Computacenter compliantly transfers data across borders and in line with the latest law and guidance and has a deep familiarity with the regulatory requirements arising from Schrems II and the new Standard Contractual Clauses;
•    Proactively identify improvements in our data protection strategy and processes; and
•    Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders at all business levels from different countries including in-country senior management.


The Ideal Candidate
•    Demonstrated leadership skills in achieving stated objectives involving a diverse set of stakeholders and managing varied projects;
•    Experience in the design, implementation and management of controls relating to data protection legislation;
•    Values outputs over inputs and can take a pragmatic view of data protection compliance including providing efficient and effective solutions to support the Computacenter data protection strategy;
•    Excellent understanding of data protection and data protections laws / regulations across jurisdictions;
•    Extensive experience in oversight of compliance and data protection controls in a large UK business with international operations;
•    Able to work autonomously and with a minimum of direct supervision but understand when to escalate issues to senior management;
•    Have excellent organisation, planning and time management skills and take a deep personal responsibility for their work and its quality;
•    The ability to build and maintain business relationships at a senior level (e.g. in-country management);
•    Resilient, highly motivated and will do what it takes to get the job done;
•    Clear ability to look and plan ahead;
•    Proficient in managing diverse views and developing a consensus around standards;
•    Demonstrated ability to independently manage and prioritise a busy and diverse workload with a range of deliverables for a variety of stakeholders;
•    Coordinate conduct and monitor data privacy audits;
•    Ideally legally qualified or with CIPP/E or CIPM or equivalent qualifications; and
•    Ideally business-level English and at least one other major European language (preferably French, German, Dutch or Flemish)

In return we will offer you exposure to a wide range of data protection compliance challenges and give you the opportunity to shine by allowing you to take ownership and responsibility for your work.


Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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