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Data Protection Specialist


Data Protection Specialist

  • 540618
  • Closing at: May 29 2022 at 23:55 BST

Base Location: Dublin 18

Salary: Salary: €35,400 - €53,000 depending on skills and experience 

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security – we power SSE’s growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What is the Role?

SSE Energy Customer Solutions (ECS) is expanding its Agile capability. This new role of IT Data Protection Specialist in the ECS IT Team will be instrumental in our aim for Privacy by Design.

  • Collaboratively work with our Scrum teams across ECS IT contribute to achieving their delivery outcomes while ensuring that customer data is at all times respected and protected.
  • Ensure that the SSE Data Protection framework is applied from the very beginning of design and development, and you will educate your IT colleagues on Data Protection considerations.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with Corporate and ECS Business Data protection teams. You will ensure that all relevant information is collated and made available to ensure that Data Protection review and approval process runs smoothly.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • Experienced Data Protection professional and ideally a certified Data Protection Practitioner (Post/including GDPR).   
  • You’ll be knowledgeable in governance, risk and control concepts and application, with the ability to identity effective solutions.
  • You should enjoy working in cross functional scrum teams, contributing to the teams effectiveness and positive working environment.
  • You will have strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to lead delivery through others.  As a confident communicator, you’ll be capable of liaising with individuals at all levels within the organisation, you’ll have the confidence to challenge in a professional and proactive way when necessary. 
  • Strong analytical, and organisation skills will be necessary, as will the ability to have a structured approach in order to operate effectively and make calculated decisions.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738275846.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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