Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes – Data Protection Officer


Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses attributable to their service in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, we believe that those prepared to put their lives second, deserve a second chance at life. Every course and activity we offer aims to empower them to look beyond illness and injury, regain their purpose, reach their potential and have a positive impact on society.

We have an incredible opportunity for a Data Protection Officer to join our Team.

Please see below for more information on what just might be your future role.

About You

Are you a curious and highly motivated individual with proven experience in Data Protection and records management who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a thorough knowledge of data protection legislation, specifically GDPR, the DPA 2018 and PECR and are able to apply this knowledge practically? If you enjoy building strong working relationships, excel at communicating complex information in a simple and easily understandable manner, and can engage positively with a wide cross section of people from Trustees to volunteers then this is the role for you.

About the Role

You will be responsible for embedding and maintaining a privacy culture across all teams in Help for Heroes and will ensure that all policies are in place and adhered to providing regular reports to the Board and the Executive team to update them on all areas of data protection compliance. In this role you will also be the liaison with the ICO on all data protection and privacy matters and will be responsible to ensure all Data Subject requests are responded to as required. You will review and implement Data Processing and Data Sharing agreements with joint controllers and processors as needed and you will ensure Privacy Impact Assessments are completed where relevant for all change initiatives. This is a wide and varied role which allows you to work across this complex and dynamic team.

About the Team

You will be part of the Risk and Compliance team working collaboratively across the entire organisation supporting and guiding every team on data protection compliance and records management processes. Help for Heroes is a unique organisation with specialists from a variety of different disciplines all engaged in making huge positive impacts in the lives of our beneficiaries.

If you have any questions about the role or need further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email to

To apply please visit our website.

Applications close 01 March 2020.

Download the job description here.

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