Data Protection Manager

Job Title: Data Protection Manager
Location: Gatwick
Category: Corporate
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Up to £45,000, depending on experience
Reference #: VN1580
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Job Description

The CAA is looking for a Data Protection Manager to play a vital role in fulfilling our obligations under data protection legislation, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation. You will use your influence to strengthen and drive data protection awareness and a compliance culture.  You will achieve this through working collaboratively with all staff and engaging a wide range of stakeholders.

The Position

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead and shape our data protection compliance activities by developing and evolving our general data protection practices.
  • Act as the CAA’s subject matter expert, providing advice and interpretation of data privacy legislation.
  • Initiate and implement changes to policies, processes, systems and current practices.
  • Work collaboratively with the Data Protection Officer to ensure the Board is informed about data protection compliance activities.
  • Ensure continued education and awareness campaigns are delivered.


About You

  • You will have a data protection qualification or be able to demonstrate a strong background in Data Protection, with at least 3 years practical experience.
  • Additional experience within a role involving managing information and records. Freedom of information or wider security controls would be an advantage, as would audit experience.
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast moving environment.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to prioritise work load.
  • Takes a huge amount of pride in their work.
  • An ability to develop positive working relationships and be regarded as a credible expert and focal point.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience of developing and implementing policies and procedures, and a track record of embedding regulatory change.


Interviews will be scheduled 16th November

Closing Date: 3rd November 2017

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

CAA Data Protection

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recognises the importance of privacy protection, and acts in compliance with all applicable privacy laws. Please review this document carefully. It contains information regarding the terms of collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information submitted through the CAA’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and your usage of the ATS.

Use of Candidate Information

The CAA's HR team collects and stores your personal details (ie name, contact details, qualifications, right to work, etc.) for the purposes of recruiting and hiring suitable candidates for employment by the CAA

1. CAA rely on your consent to process your personal information. By consenting to this notice, you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purpose identified.

2. Processing of your personal information is required for the performance of a contract with you/or in order for us to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.

3. The processing of your personal information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation which CAA is subject.

4. The processing of your personal information is necessary for the performance of a task CAA carries out in the public interest or official authority vested in us in accordance with UK/EU law.

Information provided electronically by users of CAA's ATS will be utilised by CAA, and shared with its contracted agents (Penna and Government Recruitment Services), and representatives for the purpose of recruiting and hiring suitable candidates for employment by the CAA.

Types of Information

CAA's ATS maintains personal information that you voluntarily submit electronically on one or more secured servers. The CAA will delete all personal information associated with unsuccessful applications after two years following an unsuccessful application. If your application results in an offer, CAA retain your personal information for the duration of our relationship with you, following which condensed employee file details are kept for 7 years. Thereafter, personal details (including full name, years of service, date and reason for leaving) are kept for a period of 30 years to enable CAA to provide information for referencing requests.

Accuracy of Information

You are responsible for ensuring that all information submitted by you and contained within the ATS is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Knowingly submitting inaccurate, false, or misleading information may make you ineligible for consideration for employment opportunities, and in some cases where CAA rely upon such information, may lead to termination of employment with CAA. CAA takes all reasonable steps to ensure that information collected within the ATS by its employees and representatives is correct, however, CAA will rely upon you to access the ATS periodically to update or verify your personal information and to confirm your willingness to receive communications from CAA.

Withdrawing from Participation

Participants in CAA's ATS should contact CAA via email directed to: Indicating whether they wish to withdraw from a particular competition or alternatively, from all participation in the ATS. Further rights as a data subject can be found here. Contact details of the CAA's Data Protection Officer can be found here. You have a right to complain to the ICO about the CAA's processing of personal data.

Acceptance of the Data Protection Agreement

In order to submit an application, you must consent to the above Data Protection Agreement. You may withdraw your consent at any time. By checking this box you are indicating that you understand and agree to the Data Protection Agreement herein; and you consent to be contacted via electronic messages, telephone and post for the purposes of recruitment, hiring and human resources management.

*If you do not agree to the Data Protection Agreement, your application will not be processed and a candidate profile will not be created in CAA's Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

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