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ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, services and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland.

We enable customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. Our customers benefit from our energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.

ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.
Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 160,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €60.6 billion in 2018.

ENGIE are recruiting for a Data Protection Correspondent to be based in our Shared Service Centre - Quorum Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE12 8EX. This is a permanent, full-time role working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. On offer is a competitive salary.

The Key Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Provide advice for the Shared Service Centre (SSC) and help embed a compliant culture with respect of data protection, including promoting the UKBU Data Protection Policy and relevant procedures;

  • Provide advice for the Shared Service Centre (SSC) and help embed a compliant culture with respect of all UK central policies;

  • To raise awareness of data protection requirements and SSC employee’s responsibilities around data protection;

  • Ensuring all new SSC systems, application and processes containing personal data are advised to the UK Data Protection Officer (UK DPO), a summary record of processing (SRP) is completed, and a business owner and IT owner are appointed;

  • Identify local training needs and liaise with the DPO as to delivery

  • Ensure that all subject access requests (SARs) are notified to the DPO promptly, assisting in information gathering and the response as required;

  • Ensure that all breaches are notified to the DPO in accordance with the UKBU Data Protection Policy, and work with them in delivering any remediation required;

  • To take an active role in privacy impact assessments (PIA)

  • Ensuring that the UK DPO is advised of any other situation or issue which is deemed to be relevant or of potential interest;

  • Undertake SSC data compliance reviews

  • Ensure all suppliers and data processors are aware of the UKBU Data Protection Policy

  • Challenge existing ways of working and to develop a continuous improvement culture; and

  • Instil a customer facing culture to enable the delivery of best in class services to all stakeholders

  • Be responsible to the External Financial Reporting Manager (and the UK Data Protection Officer) ensuring that the SSC complies with all relevant privacy-related legislation; to ensure that employees are fully informed of their own responsibilities for acting within the law; ensure that the organisation has proper risk-based systems of control over the personal data that it processes and deals promptly and professionally with requests for information.

  • A comprehensive understanding of the practical application of relevant legislation (including the GDPR) and official guidance relating to processing of personal data

Qualifications or Required Experience: 

  • An appropriate qualification or significant / relevant experience in a similar role;
  • A comprehensive understanding of the practical application of relevant legislation (including GDPR) and official guidance relating to processing of personal data;
  • The ability to exercise professional judgement in the processing of requests for various types of information from various sources, manage the collection of the relevant information and produce a professional response within the requirements of the relevant legislation;
  • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels both inside and outside the company, particularly with strong written communication skills;
  • Confidence in providing advice to staff at all levels across the organisation;
  • Able to develop and deliver guidance, advice and training to staff about their responsibilities regarding data protection;
  • Basic IT knowledge and understanding in terms of data storage, retrieval and information security. (The DPO will need to be able to discuss requirements and solutions confidently with IT staff.)
  • Excellent planning and administration skills;
  • Ability to proactively take on new work as and when required;
  • Ability to credibly challenge at appropriate levels within the organisation. 
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel

For more information about ENGIE, please visit:


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. ENGIE do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The ENGIE Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to ENGIE Managers.

If you are a disabled applicant and meet the minimum outlined in the job description, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at interview.

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