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Privacy Apprentice - Sheffield - (Hybrid Working)

Job details
Posting date: 20 June 2024
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 July 2024
Location: Sheffield, S98 6HR
Company: Royal Mail
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 1085088501


Job reference number 313168

Privacy Apprentice – Sheffield - (Hybrid Working)

Starting Salary £19,000 with pay progression, company pension scheme with highly competitive contribution rates. Eligibility required and generous annual leave offering of 22.5 days, plus bank holidays.
Fixed Term, Full time

Location: Royal Mail , Pond Street, Sheffield, S98 6HR. This is a Hybrid working role with a requirement to attend our Sheffield office every Tuesday and one to two further, flexible days each week. During the apprenticeship program You will rotate across the DPO team gaining experience in Information Rights & Governance team, Assessments team, Assurance & Partners team, and Governance & Culture team. Any necessary travel beyond your agreed place of work would be supported by the business).

Do you have a passion for data and privacy? Do you want to build a career in data protection and information assurance. Do you thrive on new challenges and have the drive and determination to deliver a first-class service for colleagues, customers, and stakeholder? Do you want to earn while you learn with a competitive starting salary?

We have 2 exciting opportunities for the right people to join our Privacy team through our Privacy Apprenticeship Programme. Royal Mail are partnering with Damar Training to start early September 2024.

Now is a fantastic time to join Royal Mail Royal Mail is on an exciting digital transformation journey, working to reinvent itself for future generations through innovation, and data is at the heart of what we do.

About the role

As Privacy Apprentice you will join the Privacy function and gain experience across the full portfolio of activities. The apprenticeship program provides unique exposure and is designed to provide deep insight into the Data Privacy Office function to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience to kickstart a successful career in Data Protection.
During the 24-month scheme you will gain experience across the 3 arms of the team:

1. Privacy Assessments and Information Rights and Governance,
2. Governance, Risk, Compliance and Culture,
3. Privacy Assurance Management Programs and Partnerships

Please note, this is initially a 24 Month FTC within Royal Mail.

Apprenticeship Overview

We are looking for someone with a passion for data and privacy who wants to build a career in data protection and information assurance. You will be a team player, have a strong work ethic and take pride in you work, as what we do has a real impact on our colleagues and customers. You will rotate across the DPO team (Sheffield and London) during your 24-month apprenticeship. (Necessary travel beyond your agreed place of work would be supported by the business).

What you will do:

  • Logistical support to the Privacy Partners in developing and managing relationships with stakeholders across all parts of the Business to ensure that data protection is embedded within Business strategy and the DPO has oversight of key changes impacting Royal Mail’s data protection risk, ensuring high quality inputs and outputs are captured and monitored.
  • Co-ordination and logistical management of the Privacy Management Program, including organising meetings/workshops and drafting presentations with key stakeholders, championing information security, governance and compliance best practices across the Business providing additional support where required.
  • Supporting the DPO functions to deliver excellent privacy services for customers and colleagues, including handling of information rights requests, responding to data protection enquiries from internal colleagues, customers, or stakeholders.
  • Support the IRGT team in their management, investigation and remediation of data incidents reporting to the Data Protection Office
  • Support the DPO team in developing a centre of excellence (CoE) for stakeholders to access up to date, relevant privacy information, our policies, and processes.
  • Work with the team to create tailored training for our people, using creativity and innovation to ensure our messages are little, often, and memorable, and embedded within the culture of Royal Mail.

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you to build your skills and make a difference?

About You

  • A passion for a career Privacy & Data Protection and be commitment to competing the Data Protection Information Governance Practitioner apprenticeship.
  • Experience of data collection, data analysis and presentation of insights.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Critical thinking in assessing the effectiveness of data protection measures.
  • Resourcefulness in learning new tools and techniques for data protection.
  • Understanding the importance of confidentiality and data privacy.
  • Willingness to stay updated with the latest developments in data protection laws and technologies.
  • Act in a professional manner with integrity and confidentiality.
  • Effective time management.
  • Works collaboratively with others across the organisation and with external stakeholders.
  • Have accountability and ownership of your tasks and workload.
  • Seeks learning opportunities and continuous professional development.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Take responsibility, show initiative and organised.
  • Level 2/GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or higher.

Extra Benefits

RMG Share Schemes - partnership and matching share offer
Family friendly support - enhanced maternity pay, paternity leave, adoption leave and shared parental leave
Discounts and offers - there are more than 800 offers to help you save on things like groceries, days out, holidays and your household bills*.
• Supportive and generous company sick pay
Your Wellbeing - you and your family have 24/7 access to services and tools to help you get the most out of life. From your physical and mental health to financial and social support and advice. It’s free, and it’s for everyone.
Lifestyle benefits - You can purchase a car, bike, home technology or mobile phone, or choose from a range of health benefits and insurance products. You make regular payments from your salary, and so could save on tax*.
Financial support - information and services to help you manage debt and grow your financial knowledge, with debt consolidation & savings plans*
Your peace of mind with - Healthcare CashPlan, Dental Cover, Additional Life (life insurance) & Additional Life Partner, Hospital & Death Benefit Plans; Voluntary Critical illness & Voluntary Critical illness Partner
Free & discounted RMG products - free keep safe & redirection, partner discounts
Free stamps at Christmas
*Available only to perm employees

Your career in safe hands

At Royal Mail we value our people and we want our people to be proud to work for our businesses.

We have the assets, the infrastructure and the scale that others don’t, yet we are a big part of the communities we operate in, making billions of precious deliveries each year. We are responsible for the largest B2B customer database in the UK and are one of the largest employers in the UK, providing one in every 194 jobs.

An operation of this size needs a strong support network, and the HR, Legal, Finance, IT, Risk & Governance, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing departments are all integral to helping us to utilise the latest technology and business approaches to optimise, automate and digitise our operations.

Royal Mail is a forward thinking, innovative organisation, that is also committed to reducing emissions and improving air quality in our communities. This includes investing in technologies such as electric vehicles, drones, alternative fuel trucks and energy improvements to our estate.

For more information on Royal Mail Group and our values please click here:

Next Steps

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th June 2024. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.

The next stage of the selection process will be online tests followed by a face-to-face assessment consisting of competency based and role specific questions. We plan to hold interviews W/C 8th July 2024 at Royal Mail , Pond Street, Sheffield, S98 6HR. Candidates who pass the assessment will be invited to a final interview on Monday 29th or Tuesday 30th July 2024.

Trust forms the foundation of everything we do in Royal Mail. We want to be transparent about what kind of qualities we are looking for and build trust from the very beginning of your journey with us. The first step is your interview, and we mean ‘your’ interview. We want to give you the opportunity to shine. To enable you to do this, we will provide you with your interview questions ahead of the interview taking place. This will allow you time to prepare, and ensure you have your best examples in mind. Royal Mail Group values both trust, and our people.

We don’t expect every candidate to meet the full criteria for the role. If your experience looks a little different from the job requirements, but you feel you have the relevant skills to bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you.

Royal Mail are proud of our diverse employee network groups and the active role they play to support belonging and encourage a positive work environment. We are firmly committed to inclusion and passionate about our people representing the communities we serve.

We are happy to support your need for any adjustments during the application and hiring process. Please share the details within your application if required.

We are Forces family friendly and a Gold signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant. We welcome applications from ex-Armed Forces personnel, reservists, veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.

For more information on Royal Mail Group and our values please click here:

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