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Data Protection Advisor - FTC 12 months

Hatfield, UK

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About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide
services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role FTC 12 Months

A great opportunity to join a Data Protection team which is extremely busy, with competing deadlines and changing priorities. This is a tight team, working together to manage the workload. The role involves advising and influencing employees across the international business to continuously  improve data privacy compliance. 
You will support multiple stakeholders across the global business to make sure there is a single, end-to-end view of all business processes using personal data.  
This role is integral in driving a data privacy culture, you will be responsible for educating the business on all aspects of data privacy.  


  • Writing guidance, communications, and policy documents.
  • Ensuring the company data privacy policies, standards and guidelines are operating effectively and are kept up to date.
  • Investigating personal data breaches, collaborating with the Data Privacy Champions to identify risks and advise on mitigating actions, ensuring they are implemented.
  • Immediately escalate personal data breaches to DPO that present a high risk to the rights and freedoms of data subjects.
  • Supporting investigations  of any complaints from a Data Protection Supervisory Authority.
  • Working with the Data Privacy  Champions across the global business to ensure Ocado maintains processing inventories and a record/register of processing activities.
  • Identifying potential issues and risks with respect to the processing of personal data both within and across business functions.
  • Clearly communicating areas of concern to Data Privacy Champions, Process Owner and DPO escalating on issues log/Risk Register.
  • Support in the prioritisation of any issues, risks or other actions identified.
  • Providing advice to the Individual Rights Team responsible for managing requests for data subjects.
  • Supporting the business with Data Protection Impact Assessments to influence and improve compliance for projects and processes involving personal data; including advising on the most appropriate legal basis.

About you

  • Experience of process analysis and process documentation in a programme or project environment.
  • A good understanding of information technologies and data security.
  • Experience of using OneTrust.
  • Knowledge of risk management frameworks and best practice.
  • Ability to work with a range of business stakeholders to understand and articulate their activities in line with defined standards.
  • Excellent knowledge of EU and UK Data Protection Legislation.
  • Experience of investigating data breaches and advising the business in relation to data protection requirements.
  • A professional qualification in data protection would be desirable.

What we offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.
30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy 
Wellbeing support through dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme 
25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
Generous Private Medical Insurance (within the first month of joining!)
Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary) 
22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
Cycle to Work Scheme
Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices 
Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
15% discount on and free delivery for all employees (within the first month of joining!)

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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