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Data Protection Manager/DPO

Trust Keith

3 months ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (UK Only)

Hiring from: UK Only

Category: Data

Trust Keith is an early stage Data Protection company helping leaders of tech scale-ups effortlessly manage their Data Protection and Data Compliance so they can focus on growing their business with confidence. We combine real humans with technology to help some of the fastest growing startups in the UK, like Thriva and Student Beans, successfully comply with all data regulation, reduce their breach risk, and protect their staff online.

We’re called Trust “Keith” because Data Compliance is often associated as a “boring” and “unsexy” subject stereotypically conducted by individuals with names like “Keith” [credit to Family Guy], and we’re here to change that!

We’re looking for an ambitious privacy professional to join our team as a Data Protection Manager/DPO. You’ll work closely with our customers, providing sensible and practical data protection advice, and report to our Head of Data Protection.

In This Role You Will:
  • Act as the primary privacy ‘expert’ for your own set of Trust Keith customers
  • Provide bespoke advice to some of the fastest growing start-ups in the UK in consultation with our team of experts
  • Support our customers’ questions around the day to day privacy challenges they face, finding creative and simple solutions to complex customer challenges
  • Lead training sessions with our customers, to help them implement and understand our solutions
  • Lead on customer data protection audits and data-mapping workshops, and chair monthly risk committee meetings with your set of customers
  • Collaborate with our Customer Success team to deliver the best experience to our customers
  • Work closely with the Head of Data Protection to help shape how we deliver the Trust Keith service
  • Support the development of our privacy products
  • Help shape your role as Trust Keith grows and develops



The Ideal Candidate:

[Caveat: Our team comes from different backgrounds and we’re conscious that some people, maybe yourself, are less likely to apply for roles unless they feel 100% qualified or meet all the skills - if you’re unsure please do apply regardless. We’re all about personal and professional development so in most cases we can help you develop the skills missing.]

  • 3-4 years experience in a data protection focussed role
  • Experience of working in a start-up environment
  • One or more data protection qualification, such as CIPP/E or C-DPO
  • A good understanding of European and British privacy legislation (bonus points if you’re also able to advise on US legislation)
  • The ability to give practical, operational, and easy to understand advice
  • An enjoyment of grappling with some of the challenges and grey areas of data protection
  • Experience with working with ISO 27001, or working in an ISO 27001 certified company
  • A willingness to seek input and advice when needed, whilst enjoying and thriving on autonomy
  • Experience working with small, fast growth businesses
  • A systems and process-orientated focus - you loving making order out of chaos
  • Tech-savviness - you know your way around tools like GSuite, Asana, Front, and Notion
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • A willingness to get stuck in and an appreciation for the challenges of working in a fast-paced, fast-growth start-up
Values Fit:
  • Brave: You’re willing to challenge the status quo, share an unpopular opinion, and deliver and receive honest feedback
  • Diligent: You make yourself accountable by default, following through on what you say you’re going to do
  • Empathetic: You’re able to put yourself in the customers' and other team members’ shoes, everyone is human after all
  • Personal & Professional Growth Mindset: You’re ambitious, want to learn, grow, and become the best version of yourself
  • Quirky: You don’t take yourself too seriously… We’re very aware we’re building a company in an ‘unsexy’ industry, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun



Why Trust Keith?

You’ll be working at a company that:

  • Works with leaders from some of the hottest and fastest growing companies
  • Believes in helping every employee develop personally and professionally
  • Works remotely
  • Is at an incredibly exciting stage of growth: there is so much opportunity for you to define your role in the company and grow out the role
  • Base salary of £30 - 35k (depending on experience) with scope to increase as you progress
  • 25 days of paid annual leave
  • Workplace pension (obviously)
  • Generous personal development and learning opportunities
Our Recruitment Process:
  • Application review
    • Please upload your CV, but instead of giving us a cover letter, please accompany your CV with answers to the following 2 questions with 1 sentence answers only: 1) Why are you applying to this role at Trust Keith? 2) What excites you about Trust Keith? Thanks:)
  • 30min initial chat to see if we’re a mutual fit (via Google Hangouts)
  • Task and 60min interview (via Google Hangouts)
  • 45min meet some of the team (via Google Hangouts)

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place: UK Only.

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