Job Opportunity

13 Jan 22

South Dublin County Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the role of Data Protection and Information Compliance Officer within the organisation. This is a leadership role offering the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and as a multiple service provider. South Dublin County Council processes a large volume of highly sensitive personal data daily in order to deliver the range of local authority services to citizens across the county. In doing this, the Council must ensure that it has adequate organisational and technical measures in place to develop a fit for purpose operating model for data protection and information compliance within the organisation, to ensure the rights of service users are respected and any privacy risks are minimised.

The person holding this role has primary responsibility for overseeing the Council’s data protection and information governance framework to ensure the Council is compliant with legal and regulatory requirements and adopts principles of good corporate governance in relation to data protection and information management.

The post holder will take the strategic and operational lead for compliance with corporate governance standards within the organisation in the areas of:

  • Information governance
  • Data protection
  • Records management and retention
  • Freedom of Information
  • Access to information on the environment

South Dublin County Council is a large urban local authority that provides a broad and diverse range of services to local communities. These services include housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, enterprise units, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, arts centres, community infrastructure, litter control, and financial supports. We support local economic and community development and serve as a platform for local democracy and engagement. As a staff member, you will become a valued member of our teams of an overall organisation of 1,200 staff. There are excellent career opportunities available in a wide range of administrative, professional, creative, technical, craft and general services roles.

Employees are provided with opportunities to learn, develop and grow through staff mobility and career development, comprehensive training and development programme and the provision of financial assistance to staff undertaking further education.

The Council recognises the importance of work-life balance and supports family-friendly initiatives such as flexi-time, work-sharing, paid maternity leave (and the newly introduced paternity leave) as well as generous annual leave allowances. There are Crèche facilities on site, a subsidised canteen and free staff parking.

All information relating to these posts can be found on

Applications can only be submitted through the online e-recruitment system.

The closing date for all competitions is midnight, Thursday, 27 January 2022.

Canvassing will automatically disqualify

South Dublin County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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