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Compliance Officer

  • Location:

    Exeter

  • Sector:

    Office Support

  • Job type:

    Permanent: Full or part time

  • Salary:

    up to £35,000 pro rata if part time (could be negotiable)

  • Contact:

    Lisa Veale

  • Contact email:

    careers@sarahwest.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01392 873813

  • Job ref:

    VR/3645

  • Published:

    14 days ago

​Are you an experienced in Data Privacy and GDPR? My client who is on the outskirts of Exeter are looking for a Compliance Officer to join them. As the company are quite unique in what they do, specific industry experience is not required. They have a wonderful team culture and this role will see you dealing with all departments, so naturally you will be a people person and be driven to do the best by your colleagues and clients and committed to continuous improvement.

As the Compliance Officer you will have both an external and internal focus. You will be the contact for all clients ensuring that the company’s policies and procedures meets their requirements. Internally, this will range from ensuring all employees are aware and working to the agreed standard, as well as things like checking new starters have been taken through their induction (that you will do), internal apps are being used correctly through to admin rights being correctly assigned. Another example is being involved in the data compliance side of procurement.

What will your role as Compliance Officer include?

  • Leading all compliance activities including auditing and data protection in relation to customers, suppliers and stakeholders

  • Meeting and exceeding obligations for data protection

  • Conducting internal audits on the company’s procedures and processes

  • Data analysis

  • Create reports for the Senior Management Team

  • Ensure relevant stakeholders are bought in to the need for audits and compliance

  • Manage and resolve any issues that arise from audits

  • Be a subject matter expert for the business on GDPR, QMS and ISMS

  • Carry out all related risk assessments

  • Develop security and compliance policies

  • Coordinate with different department managers to review all departmental compliance policies

  • Perform periodic audits on company procedures and processes

  • Ensure certifications held are relevant and up to date

  • Assess the implementation of improvements.

The skills and experience we are looking for:

  • Degree level

  • Experienced in Data Privacy and GDPR

  • Great communication skills

  • Deadline and detail driven

  • Customer focus (internally and externally)

  • Strategic and commercial awareness

  • Experienced in Data Analysis

  • Excel skills – advanced

  • Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination (desirable)

  • Qualified 9001 Auditor (desirable)

  • Qualified 27001 Auditor (desirable).

The role is offered on part time (24 hours) or full-time basis. If part time, the company are flexible on the hours and days that you work. When you are back in the office you will love the working environment and they also have a great benefits package! To be a part of this exciting team and be an integral part of the businesses continued growth, don’t delay in sending your CV to Lisa!