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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/07/2022.

Senior Data Privacy Officer

Job Reference: 918-IX9583

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
DDTS - IG Team
National - See Advert
£32,306 - £39,027 pa + HCAS where applicable

This is a national vacancy, the successful candidate may be based at any of our main centres in the UK, final location to be agreed at interview.

Data that saves lives every minute

Information and data is crucial to every clinical organisation. At NHS Blood and Transplant, however, it’s also tremendously complex. From two million annual blood donations to growing numbers of organs collected and supplied; this goes further than mere data protection ¬– to saving literally millions of lives. In this position, you will play a fundamental role in delivering NHSBTs Data Privacy and Records Management programme to ensure that everything NHSBT develops and delivers and the data we hold is safe and secure.

Acting as the lead for all NHSBT Subject Access Requests (including clinical and staff), you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that all relevant exemptions are applied, stakeholders are engaged with, and responses drafted and provided to customers in compliance with UK GDPR.

In addition, you will work closely with the Records Manager in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a records management strategy, play a key role in supporting and deputising where required to ensure Freedom of Information Requests are dealt with in a timely and compliant manner as well as working collaboratively to support the triage of police enquiries and complaints.

With a background in a data privacy, you will have strong communication skills to provide advice and guidance in your field and also to support the wider team operations.

to ensure NHSBTs adherence with all applicable legislation and best practice standards (such as the General Data Protection Regulation, Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act, Public Records Act and NHSX Records Code of Practice ).

Because your work affects everyone across the country, you will need to travel and occasionally work irregular hours and take overnight stays.

In return, there’s a generous pension, and 27 days’ leave plus 8 the bank holidays. You’ll enjoy training and development opportunities from day one, covering leadership and management to scientific and clinical development.

While the professional attraction to shape a national organisation at a pivotal time is certainly outstanding. The personal reward of helping so many people, brings an extra dimension that will make it a real highlight of your career.

This advert closes at 23:59 on Wednesday 6th July 2022.

Interviews are anticipated to be held the week commencing 18th July 2022 – subject to confirmation.

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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