Head of Data Protection & GDPR – Insurance

A UK life and general insurance business in Surrey is looking to recruit a data protection and GDPR specialist. Our client is looking to recruit a Data Protection Officer. It is a permanent role, based in Surrey and salary will be circa £90,000 plus benefits.

The role will offer remit across all business lines.

To be considered for this position you must have at least 5 years of solid data protection experience and are currently working on a GDPR project within financial services. In order of preference Lloyd’s or general insurance experience is highly desirable and candidates from consultancy backgrounds.

In general terms, the client is looking for:

  • Degree and data protection qualification (e.g. IESB in data protection / CIPP certification)
  • Minimum 7 years of data protection and privacy experience
  • Expertise in global data protection laws, regulations and practices and an in-depth understanding of GDPR
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the highest levels of management and other key senior stakeholders within the Group
  • Experience of conducting data privacy compliance reviews and audits 
  • Working knowledge of IT security and network architecture

I am looking for candidates that can demonstrate the abovebut more importantly can highlight the methodologies needed, practical application, prioritisation and what your thoughts are on how GDPR will affect the insurance industry and the size and type of business you will be interviewing with. 

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