Deputy Data Protection Officer


Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business

Corporate Affairs


Hammersmith - Griffin House Hammersmith Road

Job ID 00034622

About the role

This is a 12-month FTC

About the role

The Deputy Data Protection Officer will be working with senior leaders across VMO2, helping them to use personal data to achieve their business objectives by providing pragmatic, contextual advice and by developing a privacy first culture!

This will involve supporting the DPO with

  • Developing the team, and supporting on delivering an effective data protection and privacy compliance framework, delegating management of workstreams when required.

  • Providing expert advice on personal data breaches and complex data subject requests

  • Ensuring all statutory data protection obligations are met.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Practical experience of applying relevant data protection and privacy legislation and ICO codes of is essential. (Data Protection Act 2018, UK GDPR and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003 (PECR))

  • Experience of managing and developing a team

  • Demonstrable experience of senior stakeholder management is crucial

The other stuff we're looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • IAPP CIPP/E, CIPM or CIPT or equivalent certification is desirable

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

What's in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work life balance.

Next steps

If you think you've got what it takes to make a move, we'd love to hear from you.

Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a Saville Wave assessment and competency based interview.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime and if you do have burning questions, you can drop Sarah Annan a note on

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Our mission is to become the most recommended brand, by our people and our customers. A massive part of that journey is about how we ensure that our forward-thinking people have a working environment in which they can truly belong and thrive. For us, it's absolutely critical that every single person can bring, and be, their whole selves at work, and we're working hard every day to achieve this.

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