Data Protection Analyst Data Protection Analyst …

Canada Life Limited
in Potters Bar, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Feb 20
Canada Life Limited
in Potters Bar, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Feb 20
Canada Life are currently recruiting for a Data Protection Analyst to join our Potters Bar team on a permanent basis.

Who we are

Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.


What we’re building  

We now need a Data Protection Analyst to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the Risk & Compliance function. The Compliance Function (part of the 2nd Line of Defence) will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the activities of the 1st Line of Defence, and providing consistent and technically accurate regulatory advice to the Business. The function will also be responsible for effectively balancing delivery of strong regulatory compliance along with sound commercial implementation.

Job summary

Provide advice and guidance to the Data Protection Officer in mitigating the occurrence of data protection/privacy breaches and maintaining company compliance with data protection/privacy regulations and guidance. Provide cover and support, where necessary, for others in the Compliance Department.


What you’ll do
•To provide accurate and timely advice, guidance and training to the business on data protection and privacy related matters to allow the business to follow the appropriate regulations and internal policies and standards.
•To lead the review of internal policies, guidance, and promotional literature, in relation to any necessary references to data protection and privacy, to ensure we maintain compliance with UK legislation/regulation and group-wide standards.
•Provide advice on, and where appropriate lead the drafting of responses to Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act, liaising with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in relation to data privacy complaints as necessary.
•To review privacy breaches and incident reports. Advise and support Privacy Representative's (i.e nominated individuals within the business and BUCOs) investigations and resolution of privacy breaches, both within and outside our business to ensure the business minimises such events
•To monitor developments in relation to forthcoming European Data Protection regulation and advise on actions to assist implementation planning
•To produce and analyse data privacy related management information, ensuring data privacy incidents and near misses are recorded in the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) framework.
•To provide support to the wider compliance function as necessary in relevant administration tasks


Who you are
•Extensive knowledge of current and forthcoming regulatory requirements in relation to Data Protection, including the FCA Handbook and ICO Guidance.
•A proven track record in data protection oversight
•A good understanding of different data protection governance models and controls, with particular reference to the financial sector
•Ability and confidence to engage with colleagues throughout the business and at all management levels.
•Excellent report writing skills.
•Excellent oral communication that can adapt to the audience.
•Have good attention to detail


•GCSE Maths and English


What you’ll like about working here

As a Canada Life UK colleague, you’ll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You’ll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Our focus is to have an engaged, committed and motivated work force, operating in a high performing and collaborative culture. We want to create an organisation that offers opportunities for all our people to develop their skills and talent, and build rewarding careers with us.


Diversity and inclusion

Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.