Data Protection Officer (Security team) - REMOTE

Job Title: Data Protection Officer (Security team) - REMOTE
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £14 - £15 per hour + Inside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH30755_1657554664
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2022 16:51

Job Description

Data Protection Officer (Security team) - REMOTE

  • SC clearance before starting - must have lived in the UK for the past 5 years
  • Remote/Newport/Titchfield
  • EO - £15 per hour, 37 hours per week
  • Contractor post - Inside IR35
  • LTD company or Umbrella for pay
  • Take home pay after all deductions: £1600/£1800 per month
  • until 19th May 2023
  • Deadline 12 noon 14th July 2022


The Role

The role is within the Security Compliance and Audit (SCA) team which forms part of the Security and Information Management (SaIM) directorate. The SCA team provides an advice service to stakeholders for the complete lifecycle, security and governance of sensitive information stored within data access environments. The SCA team also acts as an interface between stakeholders to deliver data protection assurance, monitor compliance with security policies and principles as well as provide evidence to stakeholders in support of these functions.

The primary focus of the role will be assisting the Security Audit team in the implementation of data protection assurance and audit capabilities, in line with clearly defined security strategy and data protection standards. This also includes advising internal users, stakeholders and Information Asset Owners on compliance and risk associated with use of data. The role supports ONS core security capability, covering service management, assurance and incident response, and provides many opportunities for cross-skilling and development.

The focus, outcomes and responsibilities are aligned to the Government Security profession Security Adviser and Process Associate roles.


  • Assist in reviewing and updating data protection assurance processes, procedures and documentation in line with security principles and legislation; providing feedback on effectiveness of implementation.
  • Assist in the audit and monitoring of systems and data use to ensure valid operation of agreed data protection assurance processes, promoting best practice and enhancing technical knowledge and skills within the team.
  • Conducting comprehensive risk assessment of multiple datasets by considering context, scope, nature and purpose of processing;
  • Assist in producing summary reports illustrating the use of data within the Data Access Platform (DAP);
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of training and engagement to raise awareness of data protection obligations and compliance.
  • Assisting with the investigation of non-compliance incidents and breaches and taking actions as directed.


  • Awareness of data protection legislation and regulations, including understanding of their implementation in different contexts across Government.
  • Awareness of risks associated with the use of Government data for statistical production, with ability to provide advice on appropriate data use, risk mitigation and disclosure control.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at different levels; ability to effectively communicate complex topics to non-specialist audiences.
  • Awareness of UK Government Security Policy Framework and relevant Information Assurance Standards, e.g. ISO 27001, Data Protection Act.


  • Holding or willing to work towards professional development qualifications within specialist Security discipline e.g. ISO 27001 Security Auditor etc.