Data Protection Project Manager

Dublin or Coleraine
09 October 2017
20 October 2017
Position / level
Manager, Professional
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time

Purpose of the role:

To lead on, manage and prepare for the successful implementation in Tourism Ireland of the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into effect in May 2018.

The objective is to ensure that the organisation is fully geared up to meet its obligations under the new EU regulations.

The Duties - Key Responsibilities  & Accountabilities

  1. Manage the procurement process for an independent third party supplier to provide professional services in the area of GDPR across all business functions and market offices.
  2. Manage the initial relationship, service levels and work programme of the Professional Services company.
  3. Manage the development and execution of the GDPR work programme. Lead the day-to-day work programme of the Data Protection steering group and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with GDPR.
  4. Oversee the development and implementation of comprehensive gap analysis and business wide data protection audits.
  5. Align policies and procedures with organisational strategies and business functions impacted by the new regulations. Develop, implement and review company policies and procedures, including data retention, data privacy and data consent etc., ensuring they are fit for purpose in meeting the GDPR.
  6. Develop a process for the managing and reporting of Data Breaches under GDPR.
  7. Design a suitable data protection corporate governance and controls architecture to ensure that Tourism Ireland is fully compliant and meeting its obligations under the new EU regulations.
  8. Collaborate with sister agencies to identify possible areas of commonality and collaboration.
  9. Manage the GDPR project budget in line with company policy and procedures.
  10. Such other duties as the company may from time-to-time reasonably require.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, experience and competencies.


  • Proven experience in a working in a Corporate Governance area, writing and reviewing policies and procedures, setting up controls and dealing with audits.
  • Good experience of managing third- party suppliers, ensuring service levels are met and their work programme is carried out on time and within budget.
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to forge good working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Action oriented with a sharp focus on driving results and record of achievement in meeting targets.
  • Project management experience with an ability to manage a number of projects/tasks simultaneously.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Strong IT skills including Word and Excel as well as skills and experience in database management and encryption.


  • Experience working in a data management environment.
  • Knowledge of current and future data protection regulations.
  • Managing different levels of procurement.

Salary scale is Dublin €51,609 to €74,512 (13 point scale) / Coleraine £36,448 to £40,072 (5 Point Scale)

New entrants generally start on the first point of the salary scale.

CLOSING DATE for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on Friday, 20th October 2017.

Screening is by Application Form only.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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