Privacy Advisor


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

10/05/2019 11:15

About the Role

We are currently looking for a Privacy Advisor to join the Business Risk team here at Matalan Head Office. As a privacy Advisor, you will be required to provide expert support and advice within the field of Data Protection and contribute towards the planning and provisions of Business Continuity and Risk registers.  You will work with colleagues around the business to ensure adherence to Data Protection legislation, you will also respond to Subjects Access Requests within the given timeframes.

  • Support the corporate objective of reducing or mitigating risk to protect the profitability of the company.
  • Monitor the Privacy inbox and respond to Subject Access & other Data requests within strict timeframes.
  • Advise colleagues on Privacy matters, taking into consideration business requirements
  • Maintain a log of Privacy incidents.
  • Where necessary, liaise with the ICO to resolve complaints or obtain advice on privacy matters.
  • Conduct DPIA’s (Data Privacy Impact Assessment)
  • Establish and maintain Breach Logs
  • Monitor training penetration across the business
  • Respond to and identify lawful requests for information from local government authorities
  • Support the ongoing maintenance of Privacy related policies
  • Work with colleagues to update & maintain privacy risk register
  • Assist line management with PCI-DSS compliance
  • Ensure full completion of Risk Registers across both DC and Head Office
  • Operate effectively within the requirements outlined within employment law.
  • Develop your own learning log to capture issues arising from audits and document your findings / actions. This document to form the basis of structured monthly 1:1 meetings with line manager to agree on actions to resolve any outstanding issues.

About You

  • Prior experience in data protection/privacy role, preferably in the retail sector preferred
  • Privacy Qualification such as CIPP and/or Certified GDPR
  • Experience of PCI-DSS
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written and good IT skills for report writing and review
  • Deep understanding of Data Protection regulations and how they impact business processes
  • Understanding of Data Mapping & Process Logs
  • Ability to follow methodology to complete Risk Registers across the DC & Head Office

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, challenging, and above all fun!  As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer.  This is Retail Made Real. 

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.



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