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2 months ago
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes
Job type: Permanent
Category: Consultancy Jobs
Data Protection Consultant (Advisory Team) – Milton Keynes

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Data Protection Consultant (Advisory Team) – Milton Keynes


South East England

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Making banking easier for all of our customers

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Protection Consultant to join our Advisory team in Milton Keynes.

The job holder will use a risk-based approach to provide advice and guidance to support the business in complying with Data Protection and associated legislation and codes of practice across Santander in the UK, building strong relationships with internal and external business contacts.

We’re passionate about helping people and businesses prosper and we strive to be simple, personal and fair in everything we do. That’s why we’ve built a culture of respect, where everyone is empowered to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond for our customers, colleagues and the communities we serve.

As a Data Protection Consultant your main responsibilities will be to

* Be a subject matter expert within the Data Protection “centre of excellence” providing technical guidance and advice on the requirements of data protection legislation and policy to the business in respect of projects, new product proposals and BAU activities, establishing any risk areas and mitigating actions as required, working with the business to develop appropriate solutions to identified issues

* Provide compliant, concise, practical and easily understandable advice to all areas of the business

* Provide oversight and guidance to the business working with them to ensure that they are identifying the root cause of any data protection issues or breaches and are putting in place appropriate steps to mitigate any risks

* Interpret and analyse legislative developments and guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and other bodies identifying the impact on Santander and any action required

* Provide training and coaching to the business on all areas relating to data protection including raising awareness of any external activity including action taken by the ICO

* Input into MI and reports for senior management and the business as and when required

* Liaise with business areas building up an excellent relationship and understanding of the business to ensure that all data protection matters are appropriately addressed and supported

Minimum skills and experience required

* Relevant academic qualifications, and recognised data protection experience and / or qualification such as ISEB or CIPP/E is highly desirable or evidence that the applicant is working towards this

* In-depth working knowledge of data protection/associated legislation and ICO guidance as well as codes of conduct and experience in the Financial Services or Legal/Compliance environment

* Being able to effectively advise on the issues that the business areas face, provide compliant outcomes to these challenges based on a sound understanding of the external regulatory landscape and liaise with external parties when required

* Flexible approach and the ability to adapt to variations in workloads and changes in responsibilities and priorities with minimal supervision and experience of working in Financial Services or for Financial Services clients and understanding of the Regulatory landscape in relation to Financial Services

* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing

* Ability to analyse complex problems and identify the relevant issues and potential risks and be able to provide compliant and workable solutions. Demonstrate creativity and innovation in reaching solutions through challenging the status quo and “thinking outside the box”

Rewarding you

Salary – Competitive

For your commitment and success, Santander offers a competitive basic salary with a distinct career development opportunity. In addition to your salary and bonus, we offer you a benefits package that’s flexible and allows you to be in control, as well as all the policies, tools and guidance to support you.

Other Santander benefits include:

* Pension with generous contributions from Santander

* 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

* £6,000 car allowance per year

* Company funded Individual Private medical Insurance

* Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as Private medical insurance for your family, Dental insurance, Healthcare Cash Plan and Health assessments

* 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more

* Benefits supporting you and your family, such as voluntary Life assurance and Critical illness

* Access to an All Employee car scheme

* Excellent employee recognition schemes, be recognised for demonstrating great behaviours

* Share in Santander’s success by investing in our Sharesave and Partnership shares plans

* Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships


You’ll be based in one of our biggest offices in the UK, right in the heart of Milton Keynes, home to a range of key functions including Marketing, Finance and Risk and conveniently located only a short walking distance from Milton Keynes Central rail station and Shopping Centre. Offering an onsite gym, restaurant, coffee shop and banking facilities, the atmosphere is a vibrant one with plenty of opportunities to socialise and get involved in local community and charity work.

Why Santander?

We’ll give you more than a job, we’ll give you a purpose – to help people and businesses prosper.

Our aim is to be the best bank for our people, customers, shareholders and communities and we’re making it happen by focusing on the behaviours that bring everyone together. By bringing passion, talking straight, embracing change, showing respect, speaking up, keeping promises, giving support, truly listening and actively collaborating, we believe we can really make a difference.

We’ve created an environment where we always put people first, that’s why we offer flexible work options to help you do your job in a way that suits you. Whatever your unique ambitions, you’ll have plenty of room to grow, with tailored training and development opportunities and a wide range of benefits designed to suit your lifestyle. What’s more, we’ll also support you in making a difference through our volunteering and fundraising schemes. Our commitment to our people hasn’t gone unnoticed and we’ve been listed as one of Britain’s Top Employers by the Top Employers Institute since 2012.

Time to apply

If this sounds like a role you’re interested in then please apply on the link below.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Santander are an equal opportunities employer who are simple, personal and fair in everything we do. For more information on our commitment to equal opportunities, please visit our diversity page here.

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