Vacancy Details

Data Protection Advisor
Job Reference: 338
Application deadline: 20/05/2024

Job Description

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Job Title:
Data Protection Advisor

£32,500 per annum

Stafford with hybrid working

37 hours per week, permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Protection Advisor to join our Central Services, Legal and Governance team on a full time, permanent basis. We’re looking for a dedicated professional to bring our values to life and ensure our customers receive outstanding services.

The role

As our Data Protection Advisor, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring HPG remain compliant in all areas of data protection. You will ensure that the activities of the group are carried out to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in accordance with legal and statutory obligations, regulatory requirements, data best practice and the organisation’s policies and procedures.

You will keep up to date with relevant legislation, regulatory guidance, good practice and industry standard expectations and ensure these are communicated and understood across the business.

You will provide advice and support to senior management on data management and data security ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and discharge of the group’s statutory obligations particularly with regard to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

What skills and experience we are looking for:

  • A recognised qualification in data protection, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and experience of Data Protection, including implementation of statutory requirements.
  • Knowledge and understanding of data protection and its application to systems development and business processes to aid development of business continuity processes.
  • Ability to work with sensitive personal information, including medical and criminal offence data, and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent IT skills and experience of using a wide range of ICT systems.
  • Excellent communicator with ability to explain and apply data protection legislation to a range of issues that arise within the housing sector.
  • Resilient in handling conflict and challenges
  • We can offer you

    We offer a comprehensive induction programme and excellent learning opportunities; with mandatory and specialist training available. We can offer 25 days holiday (increasing with each year of service, up to a maximum of 30 days), bank holidays and three concessionary days over the Christmas period. We also offer the option to join our contributory pension scheme, access to a dedicated Employee Healthcare Portal, eye care vouchers and a cycle to work scheme. Please see our HPG Benefits page for more information.

    About us

    As one of the largest providers of affordable homes and care in the area, employing almost 1,000 people, Housing Plus Group offers rewarding roles with excellent training and career development pathways delivering services that customers can trust across Staffordshire and Shropshire. Housing Plus Group companies include Care Plus, Property Plus and Severn Homes.

    Housing Plus Group values the diversity of its communities and aims to have a workforce that is representative of this. We create inclusive environments for our people and customers where we can be our true authentic selves. We welcome applications from all sections of our community.

    Join our team at Housing Plus Group, where we value your time as much as your talent. We offer flexible working options such as hybrid working and adaptable schedules, to enable you to develop your career while maintaining a great work-life balance. You can find out more about Housing Plus Group and why we are a great place to work in the About Us guide attached.

    How to apply

    Please apply online including your CV and cover letter within your application. Should you need any support in submitting your application, please contact

    Closing date: Monday 20th May 2024 - interviews will take place throughout the advert

  • We are committed to carrying out safeguarding checks with all our colleagues. These checks may vary according to the role you have applied for, please refer to the job description for this role for details.

  • We may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications. Don’t delay – apply today to avoid disappointment.

  • If you have not received an update within 2 working weeks of submitting your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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    Vacancy Documents

    Document Title File
    HPG - About us info pack.pdf HPG - About us info pack.pdf
    Data Protection Advisor Job Profile V7 May 2024.pdf Data Protection Advisor Job Profile V7 May 2024.pdf