Data Protection Support Lead

In this dynamic role, you will spearhead the development, implementation, and maintenance of robust data protection policies and procedures aligned with relevant legislation and best practices, supporting our overarching DPO strategy.

Your responsibilities include managing and ensuring compliance with data protection laws through regular audits and assessments, including Cyber Essentials, ISO, and GDPR, implementing recommendations to enhance our security posture. As a leader, you will provide comprehensive training to staff, fostering a culture of data protection throughout the organization, and mentor your team to deliver efficient support services to the business.

Additionally, you will play a vital role in monitoring, managing, and maintaining our CP GDPR Framework, swiftly addressing, and resolving data breaches and requests. Collaborating with the DPO Centre, you’ll handle Data Breach escalations and ICO requests, ensuring a prompt and effective response to incidents. Your expertise will be pivotal in conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments for new projects, mitigating risks, and serving as the primary point of contact for all data protection queries. Join us in championing data protection excellence and staying abreast of legislative changes and best practices by interfacing with relevant authorities and regulators.

At Clinical Partners, we are dedicated to providing our patients with an exemplary service, and we believe that our employees are the greatest tools in achieving that. We’re seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our fast-growing company, with patient care at its core; we feel the best way to achieve this is to invest in our workforce through encouragement of training, access to other resources like webinars and educational events and expertise from our talented workforce.  

• We’re offering hybrid working in this role. You’ll be fully equipped to enable remote working.
• 25 days paid holiday (increasing with service to 28 days) plus bank holidays.
• A day off for your birthday.
• Company events, including Christmas parties and Team building days.
• Free coffee onsite at our head office in Semley.
• Opportunities to take part in charitable events.
• Flexible working opportunities to fit around your personal and family life. 
• Access to a Wellbeing portal and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
• Eyecare Scheme/Company contribution towards eye tests and glasses.

At Clinical Partners, we pride ourselves in being one of the country’s leading mental health services, specializing in assessing and treating neurodivergent issues, whilst offering a wide range of other services.  At the core of our company culture, we look to drive operational excellence, using cross-departmental collaboration to provide an elite patient experience, and ultimately better mental health. 


• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. Data Protection, IT, Law or related disciplines) or proven significant  relevant experience.
• A data protection certification
• Proven experience in a similar data protection role preferably within the healthcare sector.
• Experience in conducting risk assessments and implementing data protection policies.
• Experience in interpreting and applying UK data protection law in practice, especially around data subject rights.
• Experience of developing and delivering training. 
• Thorough and in-depth working knowledge of Data Protection legislation, including requirements of UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and supplementary regulations and good practice guidance.
• Understanding of what privacy by design means in practice and experience in documenting privacy considerations.
• Solid understanding of good records management practice.
• Commitment to continuous development, staying abreast with new or changes in data protection laws and technologies.
• An awareness of the CQC and relevant regulatory requirements.
• Leadership experience.
• Previous experience operating in a healthcare environment or other heavily regulated setting.
• In-depth knowledge of CQC and regulatory requirements.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please simply submit your CV.
If you’d like to discuss this role in more detail with the hiring manager or wish to have a copy of the full job description and person specification, please email and this will be arranged.
We’re proactively recruiting to this role which may result in the advert being closed early. All CVs received at that point will be considered.
Clinical Partners is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, and expect all workers to share this commitment and these values. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and are in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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