Systems Management Section: Data Protection Co-ordinator

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We are looking for a Data Protection Co-ordinator to work closely with our Data Protection Officer.
UNISON Centre, London NW1
Starting salary
£42,229 per annum incl. London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
1 March 2019
Contract type
Full time, fixed term
Contract length
Fixed Term Appointment until 31 December 2019 (Maternity Leave Cover)

About this job

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 in May 2018, and the Data Protection Co-ordinator will play a major role in helping UNISON implement the numerous changes that the new law requires.

Duties are wide ranging and will include developing training materials for staff and lay members, providing support for subject access requests and the rights provided to individuals under the GDPR, developing and maintaining the record retention schedule, carrying out data flow reviews and creation of data flow maps for key processes across the union and working closely with UNISON Centre departments to ensure data processing complies with the GDPR:

The work will also include providing data protection support for UNISON’s charity “There For You”, Managers in Partnership and UNISON’s holiday resort Croyde Bay.

You will need excellent communication skills and be a confident user of Microsoft Office with first-rate IT skills. Knowledge and understanding of The Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR is highly desirable, as well as experience of the challenges faced when implementing robust privacy arrangements in a membership organisation.

How to apply

Please send 3 copies of the completed application form to Shauna McDonald, SMS, UNISON Centre, London NW1 2AY quoting ref: ORD/137T.  Application forms must be received by no later than 5pm on Friday 01 March 2019 .

Interviews will be held on 19 March 2019.


UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.