Data Protection Officer (Headquarters, Chelmsford)

Location of Role: Chelmsford 

Advert Closing Date: 21/05/2019 

Salary Range: £45,801.00 to £48,828.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)

Part/Full Time: Full Time 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Working Pattern: Mon-Fri 

Weekend/Evening Working: No 


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Data Protection Officer. The successful applicant will provide leadership for the force in respect of Data Protection law and public disclosure, working with the Head of Information Management in order to ensure delivery of Information Management services and statutory obligations of the force in relation to the responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer.


The post-holder will have a comprehensive working knowledge of data protection legislation. They will need a sound understanding of information security, specifically within a progressive police force, together with substantial amount of practical experience of the issues surrounding public access to information. The post holder should have 5-10 years’ experience in Information Management.


The statutory responsibility of the Data Protection Officer is set out in the Data Protection legislation (GDPR Articles 37, 38 & 39, & DPA Sections 69, 70 & 71).

The post holder will develop and maintain effective relationships to further all aspects of data security, advising and guiding officers and staff at all levels to ensure the Force remains compliant with the legislation and the very best service is provided to the public.


You should evidence the following areas in your application: -


Values and Behaviours


  • Analyse Critically
  • Collaborative
  • Deliver, Support and Inspire
  • Impartiality


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Your reason for application will be limited to 9000 characters. Within your answer please refer to the criteria stated in this job advert and include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable for the role.


All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance.  During the recruitment process you will be sent on-line vetting information forms to complete. 


If you require any assistance or further information regarding this opportunity please contact the Business Centre on 01245 452833 or alternatively email

This post is open to British citizens, nationals of the EEA or commonwealth citizens who have no time limit on their stay in the UK, and who have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years. Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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