Global Data Protection Manager

Save the Children, London, United Kingdom
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Job Summary

Job Description

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Global Data Protection Manager. This will be a 12 months FTC role with possible extension based at Save the Children International in London. It is an exciting time to join the team as the organisation is going through a great period of growth and transformation.

In this role, the manager will be responsible for overseeing and driving the implementation of the Global Data Protection Model across the organisation thereby ensuring that we meet our obligations under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018).

The role holder will also be the primary contact point for our regional and country offices, senior management and key stakeholder on privacy matters, advising and ensuring that they are regularly updated on all important matters concerning data protection. Ensure that any changes in the law and getting guidance on all matters relating to data protection will need to change according to updating the policies, procedures and communicated properly across the organisation. This person will also manage the delivery of DP awareness communications and mandatory online DP training and escalate any potential risks and issues in respect to processing data across the business. Be a champion in identifying risks and coordinate implementation of risk remediation measures. The role is not exhaustive of this description.

In order to be successful for this role, the person will bring:

  • Expert knowledge of data protection legislation, in particular the GDPR, and a good understanding of other major privacy frameworks and evolving legislation worldwide

  • Understanding of business process documentation, developing policies and defining best practices for data protection change and communications

  • Conceptual understanding of information and data security by design

  • Demonstrable experience of supporting subject access requests, data breach management and data protection awareness requirements

  • Practical knowledge of information security, records and change management gained within a complex privacy programme or project environment
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of SCI

  • Experience of working within a large global organisation

  • Ability to work unsupervised, exercise leadership, and influence change

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Strong change and project management skills including the ability to manage time well, prioritise effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
  • Ability to use independent judgement and discretion when making majority of decisions
  • Detail-orientated approach needed to recommend and implement strategic improvements on a range of data privacy and data protection issues
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, attractive company pension scheme and 30 days annual leave.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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