Data Protection/AML Assistant - Blackpool CU

Blackpool Credit Union Ltd

5 Great William O’Brien Street

Blackpool Cork

is now inviting applications for the following position



Contract Status : Temporary 6 month contract

Reporting to : The Board / Manager/ DPO

General Scope of the Role

The DP/AML Assistant will play a key role in fostering a culture of compliance with regard to Data Protection and Anti Money Laundering within the credit union and will support the DPO/AML Officer.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Inform and advise the credit union and our employees on all DP matters and in particular in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
  • Assist in the development and overseeing the GDPR implementation plan for the credit union.
  • Maintain records of processing activities and analyse and document the compliance of processing activities.
  • Assist with developing policies and procedures, systems and controls and suggest process changes to secure DP compliance.
  • Monitor compliance with DP legislation and regulations in addition to the credit unions own DP policies, including conducting relevant audit checking.
  • Keep abreast of any regulatory or emerging data privacy legislation/ trends which may impact credit unions.
  • Ensure training of all relevant staff involved in data processing operations.
  • Ensure data processing agreements are in place with third parties handling personal data and monitor their compliance with those agreements where necessary.
  • Respond in a timely manner to data subjects’ requests to assert their rights, e.g. data access/erasure/portability etc.
  • Assist the credit union in its response to a data breach within required timelines.
  • Maintain a central register of data security reports (to include actual or suspected data security breaches) in a form that allows the DPO and the credit union; to monitor and assess the effectiveness of the credit union’s DP systems.

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Have knowledge of the financial services sector and of credit unions;
  • Have a good understanding of the processing operations carried out, as well as the information systems, data security and DP needs of credit unions;
  • Have expertise in Irish and EU DP legislation to include an in-depth understanding the GDPR;
  • Have a relevant degree, other third level qualification or relevant professional qualification; QFA, a legal, compliance or DP/AML qualification would be an advantage;
  • Have experience applying and implementing legal and regulatory requirements, ideally DP requirements within an organisation;
  • Previous experience in a direct DP/AML role or a compliance role with DP/AML responsibilities is advantageous;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high degree of self- motivation;
  • Possess strong interpersonal, influencing and communications skills/ ability to promote a DP/AML culture within the credit union;
  • Have a good understanding of information technologies and data security;  
  • Experience in report writing and project management desirable.
  • Assist the management team with other duties as required.

Please email your CV with a covering letter stating why you are the right person for this role, to: before close of business on Saturday 9th March 2018.


Blackpool Credit Union is an equal opportunities employer

Canvassing will disqualify.