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Data Protection Manager

Apply now Job no: 051509
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - Newcastle, England - Leeds, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, UK
Categories: Regulatory Compliance & Risk Management, Risk&Audit, Compliance - Group Risk

Business Unit: Chief Compliance Office – Office of the DPO
Location: Flexible
Basic Salary: £ 51,500 – circa £67,000 depending on experience
Contract Type: Permanent

Disrupt the status quo. It’s a simple statement that tells you everything about our ambition. It’s about thinking what money could be, instead of what it’s always been. Thinking this way gives us so many opportunities to make our customers happier. We’re not like other banks – and we want you to help us be even more exceptional.

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) helps the Bank to comply with its obligations under the UK GDPR through the provision of advice, the performance of assurance, the provision of training and providing support in relation to privacy impact assessments and personal data breaches. There are four data protection managers in the DPO team dedicated to maintaining high privacy standards across the Bank. High privacy standards help maintain a relationship of trust between the Bank and its staff, customers and regulators and supports the Bank’s Purpose of Making you Happier about Money.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Providing cutting-edge privacy advice to the Bank, supporting project and business as usual activities;
  • Performing privacy-focused assurance over key Bank processes;
  • Reviewing a high volume of High-Risk Privacy Impact Assessments and making reasoned recommendations to the Data Protection Officer in relation to each; and
  • Managing reporting activities within the DPO team.

There are a few essentials you need to bring:

  • An excellent understanding of UK-GDPR and related UK privacy law and regulation;
  • Experience performing privacy-related oversight and assurance over complex data processing activities;
  • Experience in performing proportionality assessments, legitimate interest assessments and delivering privacy advice and risk opinions in complex areas;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Competence in Microsoft suite of products including Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel and Teams; and
  • A great work ethic.

It’s a bonus if you have…but not essential:

  • One or more relevant privacy qualifications (such as CIPM or CIPP/E);
  • Experience of providing privacy advice and assurance in digital environments; and
  • Experience in the financial services sector preferably in the privacy area.

We really need you to have the skills and experience listed in the to be brilliant you must have section above, but the rest is just our wish list, so please don’t let that put you off applying, we’d love to hear from you!

RED HOT Rewards

  • A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
  • Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
  • Pension!  A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
  • Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at or

Point to note…

At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit…

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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