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Data Protection Officer

Ref: 76002

  • 80,000-90,000
  • 04 Nov 2021
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Group Data Protection Officer 

About the Company

One of Ireland’s largest property and casualty insurers, headquartered in Dublin. 

About the Position

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage the continued development and implementation of the Data Protection Framework in a leading insurance company

Key Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of the Data Protection Framework and annual Data Protection Plan to support adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Delivery of the annual data protection monitoring programme including conducting privacy impact assessments.
  • Lead Data Protection Team.
  • Identify and evaluate data processing activities. 
  • Provide advice to the business on appropriateness and effectiveness of data protection controls, application of rules, policies and procedures.
  • Participate on new business initiatives, ensuring that relevant GDPR considerations and resulting risks, are part of all strategic planning discussions, and decisions.
  • Assist with the implementation, review and amendment of data protection policies / procedures. 
  • Act as contact point and co-operate with the Data Protection Commissioner. 
  • Act as point of contact for data subjects when exercising their individual data rights Support the data incident response and data breach notification procedures.
  • Identification of new and emerging data protection legislation and risks, ensuring business awareness of requirements and assist in developing implementation plans.
  • Regular engagement with Senior Management, Board Risk Committee and Board.
  • Promote a positive data protection culture and awareness through the development and roll out of appropriate and tailored training for staff.
  • Champion and promote a positive consumer culture in all engagements.


  • Preferred candidates should have 5-7 years experience in a compliance related role with specialist knowledge of data protection regulation.
  • Basic Familiarity with information security.
  • General Insurance background preferable.
  • Formal qualification in Legal or Data Protection (e.g. Professional Certificate in Data Protection (IOB)/ Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification (IAPP).
  • A relevant Third level qualification.

Remuneration Package

This role is being offered on a permanent basis with a salary of €80 - €85k plus benefits. 
Please contact Louise Morrissey in Brightwater on 01-5927885 or email [email protected] Alternatively hit apply to send your details directly. 

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