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Data Protection Specialist

Brief description

This role sits within the Group Data Protection team, as part of the second line of defence, working closely with the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Data Protection Office Team Leader to embed the Group’s Data Protection framework and approach for effective data protection management.

The role acts as a bridge between Group-level data protection activities and business-specific management of related risks. It assists specific businesses in managing their data protection risks in line with groupwide requirements, and in transparently managing their related risks.

The role involves providing basic advice, conducting oversight reviews across all lines of our business, regulatory and legislative development updates and training.

This full-time role would suit someone with good analytical skills and confidence to challenge business areas on their processes. Someone that can digest and apply complex regulatory papers would be ideal. This is a unique role in which the right candidate can mould the position to suit their strengths and make it their own.

Purpose of the role

Main purpose of the role is to assist the DPO in obtaining assurances and evidence from all business areas that their processes and procedures meet the requirements of all data protection legislation by mainly monitoring each business area.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Monitoring business areas for assurance of their compliance with data protection legislation
  • To provide timely updates to the business areas on any regulatory developments
  • To assist in ad hoc projects where data protection / privacy is involved
  • To provide basic advice to all business areas on data protection / privacy queries
  • To ensure adequate training is provided to all areas, and
  • To ensure relevant and timely reports are made to relevant committees on a regular basis
  • Good analytical skills
  • Able to read, understand and apply complex information
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing and to be able to articulate in a professional manner to all staff levels
  • IT literate with good Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills and the confidence to learn new business software applications as required
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A problem solver and someone willing to see queries through to conclusion

Qualifications and experience

Grade C or above GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics Previous experience in a monitoring or quality assurance role would be advantageous

Working hours

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (one hour for lunch).


Relevant training will be provided.

Paragon Banking Group PLC.  Registered in England number 2336032.  Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands  B91 3QJ.