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Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

Sir William Perkins's School

Chertsey, Surrey

  • Expired
Competitive Salary/Day Rate depending on candidate experience, skills & qualifications
Job type:
Part Time, Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
As soon as possible
Apply by:
22 January 2018

Job overview

Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girl’s school for approximately 600 students aged 11 – 18 years. The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA. It was founded in 1725 and is now on an attractive 12 acre site situated on the outskirts of Chertsey, a two minute walk from the railway station and very near to the junction of the M3 and M25. 

We are seeking an individual who is educated to degree level with relevant experience and may be a professional such as a lawyer, legal executive or data protection professional to manage the school’s compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements. 

You will be expected to grasp the complexity of data management and the legal requirements surrounding it.  You will have a strong understanding of databases and data analysis procedures and be tech-savvy with the ability to troubleshoot to succeed in this role.  We expect that you will value attention to detail and be comfortable working to tight deadlines. 

You will possess expert knowledge of data protection law and practices, including DPA 1998 and PECR 2003, preferably within the context of charity or fundraising activities. 

A background in facilitating workshops and presentations and the ability to influence, encourage and support positive change within an organisation would be advantageous. 

This is a full-time, fixed term contract position however we would consider candidates looking for part time role and we are willing to discuss hours by mutual agreement.  We would also consider candidates who wish to work on a self-employed basis.  Ideally we would be looking for the right candidate to start as soon as possible.

Sir William Perkins’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.  


Entrance to the School is by competitive examination and the School values its excellent academic reputation. The students are highly motivated and eager to learn. Significant emphasis is also placed on the broad and balanced curriculum, the wide-ranging co-curricular activities and the caring and supportive environment.   

The ISI regulatory compliance inspection in September 2016 recorded that all eight parts of the standard were met and our report in the Good Schools Guide 2016 describes our “Excellent Results achieved with a big dollop of humour, humanity and freedom of thought”.   

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.   

Please see attached Candidate Information Pack for further details.

Applications will be considered on arrival and the school reserves the right to interview before the closing date.

Attached documents

About Sir William Perkins's School

Welcome to Sir William Perkins's School

Where Generosity, Curiosity and Ambition thrive and Great Things are expected

At Sir William Perkins’s School, students are at our heart. We expect the best from them and in return they can expect the best from us – both in terms of teaching of the highest quality, and in receiving the tailored support and attention they need to achieve.

We know our students, their talents, hopes and aspirations; and in turn we seek staff who actively encourage our students to explore their interests and achieve their potential in an innovative and inspiring atmosphere.

Founded in 1725, we are a warm and friendly independent girls’ school for 600 students aged 11-18. Set in 13 acres of attractive green-belt grounds in Surrey, SWPS is a beautiful environment with first-rate facilities, in which both staff and students flourish.

Easily reached by road or public transport, we are a two-minute walk from Chertsey Train Station, with direct links to London Waterloo and surrounding towns.

The power of potential

We challenge each student to explore their potential through academic aspiration and active participation. We teach our students to expect Great Things of themselves, because we know every individual is capable of Great Things.

Academic success is always our priority, but education should be about far more than achieving top grades. We believe in educating the whole person and equipping our students with the confidence to make their mark on the world.

We encourage students to become involved in the many co-curricular activities on offer. Taking every opportunity to develop their interests and creativity, their interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills, to be forward-thinking and to reach into the wider community.

A SWPS student is:

  • Generous with their thoughts, their gifts and their time.
  • Curious about their world and their future.
  • Ambitious for themselves and for others.

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