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Data Protection Associate

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Data Protection Associate

Posted about 1 year ago

Data Protection Associate 

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality! 

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day. 

Are you ready for the challenge? 

 What are we all about? 

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. We’re one of the leading providers of business management software to UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific small and mid-market organizations. It helps more than 55,000 customers across commercial, public sector and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative Access Workspace cloud solutions transform the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs more than 4,700 staff. We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. 

Day-to-day, you will: 

  • Continuously improve Access’ compliance maturity against data protection laws applicable to Access  

  • Identify and implement remedial actions re. data protection compliance  

  • Identification, monitoring and mitigation of data protection risks across the business 

  • Fulfilment of DSARs 

  • Respond to internal queries regarding data protection and escalate where appropriate 

  • Respond to complaints regarding data protection and escalate where appropriate 

  • Promote and raise group awareness of the data protection team in a manner consistent with the culture and tone set 


More generally you will: 

  • Lead on internal audits to monitor and measure compliance with data protection laws applicable to Access 

  • Support with updates of the data protection eLearning 

  • Identify and achieve relevant accreditations and standards (working closely with other teams such as Information Security) 

  • Take the lead with the roll-out of new and updated data protection policies, processes, notices etc., 

  • Assist with maintenance of the ROPA  

  • Support Access Group employees with the completion of legitimate interest assessments and data protection impact assessments 

  • Maintain the required registrations with supervisory authorities 

  • Work with a variety of teams, departments and functions to ensure data protection by design and by default 

  • Work with the DPO to identify, develop and manage key data protection objectives, policies and processes that scale efficiently with the successful continuous growth of Access 


Skills and experience:  

  • Strong attention to detail and good organisational skills 

  • A real passion for data protection and contributing to team knowledge 

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other teams within Access, including information security, sales and marketing, product development, HR, Legal, and others 

  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced team 

  • Good knowledge of UK GDPR, EU GDPR and PECR 

  • Experience working in the technology sector 

  • A high degree of self-awareness and judgement 

  • A strong communicator, both in writing and spoken communications  

Desirable skills and experience:  

  • Experience working in a large global organisation 

  • Experience working in a data protection team/function 

  • A data protection qualification  

What does Access offer you? 

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. 

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:   

  • A Competitive Salary 

  • Giving Back/Charity days 

  • Quarterly Socials 

  • 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service) 

  • The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain 


Become part of our amazing Access family! 


At Access we're all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life because we believe people can only be at their best when they can be themselves, love what they do and do what they love. 

We love the fact that we’re all different. Having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun. So, no matter what makes you individual, as long as you’re qualified, we can’t wait for your application.