National Head of Risk Management (incorporating Data Protection Officer)

    Reference No:   NHRMDPO0122
    Location:   National Office Dublin 1
    Duration:   Permanent
    Hours:   37.5 hours per week
    Published:   12 January 2022
    Closing Date:   4PM Wednesday 26 January 2022

    The primary purpose of this role is ensuring risk is managed appropriately and at the correct level across the Society. This will involve the application of the Society’s corporate policies across all activities and functions ensuring adherence and compliance with all aspects of same. In addition to this the role holder will have Data Protection Officer responsibility to implement SVP’s Data Protection Policy by advising on compliance with GDPR, monitoring adherence to GDPR Standards and acting as a point of contact with regulatory authorities and data subjects as required.

    The ideal candidates will possess the following:

    • An approved qualification in a relevant discipline at NFQ Level 8 or Higher or
    • A recognised qualification in Risk Management and/or Data Protection.
    • At least 5 years of experience of working in a service delivery environment where the management of risk was a required core competency.
    • Previous experience within the Data Protection compliance field, able to demonstrate strong understanding of GDPR and associated legislation
    • Developing policy, procedure and work processes.
    • Developing and delivering training.
    • Change management
    • IT literate
    • Experience of Project Management
    • Clear commitment and strong value base relating to the recognition, and mitigation of risk
    • Capacity to manager complex cases and multiple stakeholder perspectives
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – confident and articulate communicator
    • Ability to work on own initiative
    • A solution focused approach to the challenges that arise
    • Ability to manage complex workload
    • Strong understanding of risk management practices and processes and their application
    • Previous knowledge of the not-for-profit sector an advantage and the risks associated with service provision
    • Strong regulatory awareness as well as strong, practical knowledge of data privacy regulation
    • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of core legislation in relation to GDPR
    • Knowledge and understanding of the issues and concerns of volunteers and staff involved in SVP areas of work
    • Knowledge of Project management methodology
    • Experience of stakeholder management and proven ability to influence
    • Ability to provide leadership and direction to Various stakeholders
    • An understanding and appreciation of the dynamics of a complex national, membership organisation and an understanding of how this both contributes to and constrains the work.

    The person must also demonstrate the following competencies:

    • Communications  – strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Influencing and Negotiating – ability to build relationships, internally and externally
    • Planning, Organising and Prioritising – works to optimise outputs
    • Effective Working Relationships & Team Culture   – Builds effective working relationships both internally and externally

    Life at SVP – Why work for us?

    SVP Benefits
    23 days annual leave to start Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7%.
    2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve) Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)
    Paid Sick Leave (following probation period with entitlement increasing with length of service) Education Support for job relevant courses
    Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service Employee Assistance Programme
    If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please complete the online application.
    Please note that we do not accept CVs.
    Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted.


    SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

    How to Apply

    If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form. CVs will not be accepted


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