Data Protection Officer

About

Hivebrite helps organizations foster stronger bonds with, and between, their members and constituents. Launched in 2015, Hivebrite has over 400 clients in over 40 countries and is dedicated to providing the tools needed to build and engage online communities.

We deliver the industry’s most advanced all-in-one community engagement SaaS platform; organizations use it to create community sites and private portals to manage their memberships, create and promote events, share employment and mentoring opportunities, collect payments, and communicate directly with their members. The platform also strengthens connections between members through direct interaction like messaging, forums, directory tools, and in-person events.

Job Description

As a Data Protection Officer (DPO) reporting to our Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for advising on our compliance with GDPR and local data protection laws, monitoring our adherence to GDPR standards and acting as a point of contact with supervisory authorities and data subjects. You will also create policies that enforce compliance with legislation and deliver GDPR trainings to our staff to increase awareness of data protection measures.

To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of GDPR and local data protection laws and be familiar with our industry and the nature of its data processing activities. You should also know how to perform audits to our current procedures.

Ultimately, you will facilitate GDPR compliance through transparent data protection policies, systems and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as point of contact with customers, EU residents, supervisory authorities and internal teams
  • Identify and evaluate the company’s data processing activities
  • Provide advice and instructions on how to conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Monitor data management procedures and compliance within the company
  • Participate in meetings with managers to ensure privacy by design at all levels
  • Maintain records of processing operations
  • Ensure we address all queries from data subjects within legal timeframes
  • Liaise with other organisations that process data on our behalf
  • Write and update detailed guides on data protection policies
  • Perform audits and determine whether we need to alter our procedures to comply with regulations
  • Offer consultation on how to deal with privacy breaches
  • Arrange for training on GDPR compliance for employees
  • Follow up with changes in law and issue recommendations to ensure compliance

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in data protection and legal compliance
  • Solid knowledge of GDPR and national data protection laws
  • Knowledge of data processing operations in the company’s sector is preferrable
  • Familiarity with computer security systems
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ethical, with the ability to remain impartial and report all noncompliances
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75009)
  • Experience: > 5 years