Senior Data Privacy Specialist

Up to £55k (dependent on experience) & excellent benefits (including travel allowance).

About us
Changing the world is no easy task. But in 1999 that’s exactly what Good Energy set out to do. Its purpose is to enable people, in their homes and their businesses, to play an important role in combatting climate change, by providing households and businesses access to locally sourced 100% renewable energy. Fast forward to today, and the business is now a key player in the renewable energy space, and despite challenging market conditions has continued to grow profitably over the past 5 years.

The business has recently reviewed its longer term strategy and is now poised to take a leap forwards, focused on a transformational growth agenda which delivers long term value for its customers, shareholders and people. This will enable the achievement of its purpose; powering the choice for customers, of a cleaner greener future. Good Energy now employs around 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire.

About the role
In light of our increased dependency on data and technology to realise our strategic objectives, the overall purpose of this role is to support the business to navigate data regulation in a way that balances regulatory, commercial and operational needs.

Reporting to the Head of Audit and Risk, you will be required to provide robust, accurate and pragmatic advice and guidance to the business regarding the handling and processing of data. You’ll collaborate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring that they take ownership of their data and complete privacy impact assessments and address any risks highlighted. Monitoring data handling incidents, you will work with the business to deliver solutions to reduce and mitigate future incidents. You will also support and manage individual right requests to data.

As a subject matter expert, it will be your responsibility to advise on current and future planned regulations surrounding the handling of data and ensure the associated risks are known.

About You
With previous experience in a similar role and knowledge of the Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR regulations and other related regulations, you will be able to demonstrate having driven appropriate and proportionate remedial measures alongside stakeholders.

You can influence at all levels and escalate issues factually, supported by data where possible providing logical, commercially considered and pragmatic advice. You are someone with experience of external relationship management with applicable regulators (ICO, OFGEM), ensuring relationships are maintained and mutually beneficial.

You will also have experience of operating in a highly regulated industry and knowledge of Data Sharing Agreements and Model Contract Clauses. A qualification in data protection law would be a distinct advantage.

You don’t have to have a background in renewable energy but you must be motivated by working for a purpose and values led organisation, and have the capability to learn about a complex industry, fast.

Behaviours - Works in a way which role models our values:

We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done.

We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.

We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together.

In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our future holders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; just a short drive off the M4 and a two minute walk from the train station.

If you’d like to be part of a multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to

By applying for a job at Good Energy, you agree that we’ll process your details for the purpose of applying for this vacancy. We’ll have access to your personal information from your application and other materials you submit in support of your application. We’ll retain your personal information on our own systems to facilitate the administration of the recruitment process and we’ll share your application with the relevant hiring manager. We won’t share your information for marketing purposes or with any third parties without your expressed consent (if we decide to perform a psychometric test we’ll require additional consent for being able to profile your personal information). We’ll retain your information if you’re unsuccessful for 6 months unless requested not to at which point your data will be deleted.

The closing date for this role is Friday 14th December 2018

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