SSAFA – Data Governance Manager (Maternity Cover)



£41,820.25 per annum  

30/37.5 Hours

London, with flexibility to work remotely. 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Data Governance Manager (Maternity Cover) to join the Data Governance Team for up to one year at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 82,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet: those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

You will be ensuring that the organisation has robust practices & procedures to ensure it operates effectively and efficiently about its Data Protection obligations working with senior management and the external Data Protection Officer to ensure best practice is implemented. This role also takes the lead on handling Subject Access Requests, data breach reporting, and conducting reviews to ensure privacy and data protection compliance is being managed across the different SSAFA teams and is expected to play a significant part in ensuring that GDPR training across the organisation is relevant.

We are open to discussing the possibility of combining remote working with office work and working 30 hours a week.  Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible for the role.

About the team 

The Data Governance Manager (Mat Cover) will report to the Director of Finance and work very closely with our external Data Protection Officer, who provides expertise and objectivity to the organisation. The DGM will also work closely with the Data Governance champions that represent each team across SSAFA. 

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of experience of working with data protection laws and their application in a large organisation alongside an excellent knowledge of data protection legislation under GDPR and DPA 2018.You will need to show that you can think creatively and analytically to find pragmatic solutions that you drive through to implementation.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact xxx on xxx for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on 18/03/2021

Interviews: Week commencing 29/3/2021] [If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test / deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.] 

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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