Interim Deputy DPO - 3 months (Outside IR35)

£350 - £400 per day + Outside IR35



Data Privacy Compliance Officer (DPO Deputy), Three month contract, London and remote based to start ASAP.

The main purpose of the role will be to deputise for the DPO, perform monitoring and testing on key controls to identify key risk areas.
The Data Compliance Officer will have functional 2nd line responsibility within the UK to implement and maintain processes and routines for monitoring compliance with GDPR. This requires a collaborative individual who has both detailed knowledge of regulatory expectations, and is able to articulate them clearly in written form. S(he) must also be comfortable liaising with staff of all levels, including senior stakeholders and explaining their findings verbally.


  • Providing 2nd line of defence oversight of the privacy policy framework
  • Evaluating and escalating compliance risks and deficiencies against UK privacy requirements
  • Executing the Compliance Monitoring Plan to identify systemic issues and agree action plans
  • Providing proactive 2nd line advice and support to the business operation, in protecting and handling personal data, including awareness activities and training, as required
  • Participating and giving advice and support, as required in accordance with the Bank’s Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) process, when DPIAs are undertaken
  • Responsibility for internal reporting of compliance issues relating to UK data protection law
  • Being a local contact point for UK data subjects instigating 1st line processes
  • Sharing information with internal stakeholders as required
  • Assisting the DPO with reporting to, interacting with, and being the contact point for, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
  • Managing the Bank’s UK data controller registrations with the ICO
  • Assessing and reporting, relevant Personal Data Breaches to local management and the UK DPO
  • Escalating data breaches to the Group DPO
  • Providing 2nd line oversight of 1st line remedial actions agreed as part of Personal Data Breach response plans
  • Being a member of the permanent sub-group of the Compliance function’s IT & Infrastructure team
  • The opportunity to be involved in other compliance related activities at a senior level
  • Maintaining knowledge of industry standards and best practice as well as regulatory and legal requirements
  • Representing Handelsbanken at local industry forums, and supporting responses to the media

The successful applicant must act with integrity and have an understanding of UK privacy regulations best practice and key regulatory requirements. Experience in business continuity and disaster recovery would be useful, but is not a requirement. They will also ideally:

  • hold a data protection professional qualification and/or equivalent technical knowledge and substantial relevant experience
  • have practical experience of UK data protection law (e.g. DPA, PECR, GDPR, Lawful Business Practice Regulations) and regulatory codes of practice in financial services
  • maintain good knowledge of retail banking products and operations
  • be able to plan, organise and prioritise tasks and projects
  • have the ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • demonstrate a proven ability of building positive cross functional working relationships
  • able to influence decision making to surface and mitigate issues and risks across a wide network of stakeholders, including senior management and product owners
  • demonstrate strong analytical ability and a structured approach
  • have a drive to succeed
  • evidence the ability to work independently, and collaboratively, as a strong team player

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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