Data Protection Analyst


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The OVO Group’s purpose is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. To reach Plan Zero, we need everyone to come together – not just as customers buying energy, but as members with a common goal. As part of this ambitious plan, our goal is to become the ‘Leading Employer in the UK’ by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we’re looking for, then come and join the adventure!
Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

The Data Protection Team sits within the Regulation and Compliance area – a growing, tight-knit bunch of individuals who are passionate about building something more than your average in-house compliance function.  You will also work closely with OVO’s legal and information security teams.

Much like OVO itself we believe things can be done differently – and better.  We believe there’s more to life than “ticking-the-box” and being called only when something goes wrong.  The Regulation and Compliance team are at the front line with everyone else working towards OVO’s vision and goals, truly integrated in the OVO business.

What will I be doing?

you will be working closely with senior management and teams across OVO:

  • to provide data protection compliance advice and support to the business;
  • to raise awareness throughout the organisation, including supporting the design and organisation of training;
  • to support the investigation and management of data protection incidents;
  • To support the completion of data protection impact assessments;
  • to support our retail product and marketing teams in relation to new proposition development;
  • to support the maintenance of the data protection policies and procedures, including website privacy policies;
  • to support the management of centralised documentation of our activities in relation to data processing, data sharing and data storage;
  • to advise on legal and regulatory restrictions in respect of personal data location, cross border data transfers and personal data access restrictions/requirements;
Is this the job for me?

OVO is a dynamic, innovative and fast-paced business that operates in a highly regulated industry where the rules are complex and constantly changing.  In that environment it is essential that OVO compliance, legal & risk teams strike the perfect balance between technical precision and commercial agility.

Every team member therefore takes pride in applying highly commercial and constructive analysis, building strong relationships both within the business and externally, and ultimately being courageous in finding a way to achieve OVO’s vision and goals.

Although OVO is always willing to consider a wide range of candidates, as a guide the successful candidate is likely to have the following experience level and skills:

Ideally you will have:

Specific skills:

  • Successfully performed an equivalent role in another organisation – preferably in a complex and growing business.
  • Some  knowledge of GDPR and associated regulations, and experience in practically applying those regulations.
  • Familiarity in translating complex legislation or regulatory guidance into specific and clear business-focused guidance.
  • High level of direct contact and autonomy with business colleagues / clients.
  • Knowledge of IT systems, processes, and information security practices.

General skills:

  • Highly commercial and constructive problem solving abilities. The OVO compliance, legal & risk teams prides themselves on ‘finding a way’.
  • Highly responsive and proactive – we build bridges as well as fight fires.
  • Strong, articulate communicator – written and oral.  Must be able to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, data protection authorities and customers where appropriate.
  • Strong team player who can also work comfortably autonomously.
  • Ability to juggle a large workload and rapidly shifting priorities.
  • A well-rounded personality with the capacity to work effectively with others from a wide range of professional and non-professional disciplines.
  • Sound common-sense judgement and a willingness to operate out of his or her comfort zone.
From us you’ll get* 

  • An annual discretionary bonus
  • 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
  • 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
  • 25 days holiday + 1 for your birthday
  • Flexible working hours
  • And many more…

(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.

We want the best people

At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work – flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.

We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds – our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you’re excited about joining us and think you have much of what we’re looking for, even if you’re not 100% sure… we’d love to hear from you.

Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We’re also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!

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