Senior Information Compliance Officer- Fixed Term for 12 months

University of Oxford

Senior Information Compliance Officer

The Information Compliance team are responsible for the University’s approach to Data Protection/GDPR and work across the university to support the processing of all personal data. This ranges from getting involved in individual subject access requests through to world-renowned research.

This is a key role in improving the privacy practices within the university. In the short and medium-term the focus will be on the provision of advice and guidance to our divisions and departments on the detailed application of data protection requirements, such as privacy by design and data protection impact assessments; and the further development and implementation of University-wide guidance and policy.

Whilst the work will cover the full range of the University’s activities, much of it is likely to focus on the University’s extensive and world-renowned research, and the increasing demands made by funders for assurance that data privacy requirements are met.

The post holder should be enthusiastic and highly motivated, capable of working in all areas of the team’s work, particularly the investigation of personal data breaches; and the development and provision of policy/advice and project work.

As the successful applicant, you should be able to clearly demonstrate:

  • A strong knowledge of data protection law and GDPR
  • Proven experience in project management delivery
  • An ability to assess risk and find pragmatic solutions
  • Excellent information retrieval, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A strength of character, with a commitment to completing tasks to tight deadlines.

The University has a range of supporting benefits that can be found on our website at Staff benefits HR Support (

Application Process

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

Only applications received before 12:00 Noon on Monday 4 December will be considered.

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