Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Data Protection Assistant to join our team within Vistry Services, at our office in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. As our Data Protection Assistant you will work alongside the Head of Data Protection in ensuring that Vistry’s data protection strategy and implementation are in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation requirements.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality.
  • Demonstration of range of educational achievements to include Maths and English.
  • Previous experience working within a data protection team.
  • Strong knowledge of data protection regulation.
  • Sufficient knowledge of information technology and data management systems.
  • Understanding of the Data Protection Act.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with people at all organisational levels.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to use independent judgement and discretion when making decisions.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of records management, complaints processes, archive and retention principles and their supporting systems.
  • A working knowledge of IT applications and systems.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to show initiative and contribute in a changing environment.
  • A commitment to work as required to meet the needs of the business.


  • Certification/accreditation in data protection law.
  • Experience working within risk management or compliance.
  • Experience working in law.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

More about the Data Compliance Manager role…

  • Acting as first point of contact for the processing of all information rights requests relating to the business.
  • Ensuring responses are accurate, compliant and timely and providing advice when required to the team of SAR Officers on whether information should be disclosed or refused in compliance with the relevant legislation. 
  • Ensuring accurate records are kept of requests, responses, disclosures and exemptions and associated correspondence.
  • Continually updating and improving processes to deliver a better information rights service.
  • The management of the Data Protection Inbox, ensuring that all queries are responded to in a timely manner alerting the Head of Daat Protection or Data Protection Lead when necessary.
  • To  update the Data Breach Log ensuring all suspected breaches are recorded promptly and correctly and to assist with analysis of data for common trends/risks.
  • Assist with ensuring that company policies are in compliance with the UK GDPR.
  • Assist with the drafting/amending  of internal data protection policies, guidelines and procedures in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Assist with the completion and regular review of DPIA’s and DPA’s.
  • Assist with data breach management to ensure containment and remedy.
  • Provide advice and support relating to data protection matters.
  • Liaise with external lawyers on data protection issues when required.
  • Other general administrative duties to include ad hoc updates on company intranet and archiving.

Safety, Health & Environment…

  • Ensure you have read the Company’s health and safety policies and procedures observe them at all times.
  • Reporting any accidents or near misses immediately to your Manager and record them in the accident book.
  • Ensure your workplace is kept tidy and any hazards are eliminated or reported to your line manager.
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing on site at all times.
  • Attend all health and safety training as required by the Company.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
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