Data Protection Officer, Dublin

Last update 2023-12-02
Expires 2024-01-02
ID #1924269825
Data Protection Officer, Dublin
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Modified November 15, 2023


About Us:

Tuath Housing has provided safe, secure and affordable housing since 2006. A lot has changed over the years, but our values remain the same. In partnership with Key Stakeholders, our main focus is on delivering more quality homes to more people and providing an outstanding Customer experience to our 27,000 residents 

Working with Tuath Housing is different because we make a difference. We maintain and develop our team of dedicated, motivated, and authentic people through focused training and career development.

If you are driven to make a difference and believe that everybody needs a home, Tuath is waiting to hear from you. 


This is an exciting new role for a Data Protection Officer. You will be the primary point of contact for Tuath Housing Association’s (the Association) employees, regulators and the public for issues relating to data protection matters and data access requests. The DPO’s primary focus will be to project manage and monitor compliance with the Association’s Data Protection Policy, GDPR, the Data Protection Acts and other European and national legislation and policies. The ideal candidate will oversee day-to-day operations thus ensuring excellent service delivery to all internal and external customers. The DPO will drive the development of and adherence to best legal practice to optimise the Association’s compliance and mitigate legal exposure. He/she/they will act in an advisory capacity on relevant business decisions



  1. Inform and advise the Association on its data protection obligations and ensure compliance with data protection law
  2. Provide internal guidance and direction to support with Data Protection queries at every level and embed a GDPR compliant culture within the Associatio
  3. Monitor and report within the Association on data protection compliance.
  4. Develop and delivery data protection training for internal departments.
  5. Advise on and coordinate replies to Subject Access Requests.
  6. Maintain registers for subject access requests, data breaches, external data processors and ROPA.
  7. Ensure Data Processing Agreements are in place with all external data processors.
  8. Ensure implementation of the Data Protection breach notification process and follow up on departmental action plans.
  9. Work with stakeholders to manage the implementation of changes required for data protection compliance, e.g. upgraded IT systems & functionalities and new work practices & culture.
  10. Complete reports/ submissions for the Association’s Board meetings as necessary participate on forums/working groups/committees as required.
  11. Keep the Association informed of up-to-date data protection developments in the areas of core interest to the Association’s work.
  12. Actively develop the relationship between the work of the Corporate Services Department and its internal customers by collaborating on projects.
  13. Develop a culture of ‘constant improvement’ in compliance with specific focus on process, controls and system


  1. Relevant Degree and Expert knowledge of data protection law and practices
  2. Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar working environment
  3. Experience of training staff of GDPR awareness and keeping informed of regulatory changes
  4. Experience of dealing with boards, senior management teams and regulator(s)
  5. Understanding of and experience of working with partners
  6. Computer literacy with experience that includes word-Processing, spreadsheets, presentation packages, e-mail, electronic schedulers and internet
  7. Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail and within deadlines
  8. Excellent reporting skills
  9. Possess good verbal and written communication skills, have the ability to compose letters, memos and reports
  10. Ability to be self-motivated and work on own initiative and also be part of a team
  11. The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  12. The ability to deal with problems/enquiries in a diplomatic and sensitive manner
  13. A high level of organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  14. Possess commitment to deliver a high-quality customer focused service
  15. The ability to identify opportunities for continuous improvement, evaluation of options and critical thinking skills


·      C.C. €61,000 pro rata (commensurate with experience)

Working for Tuath Housing:

·      Attractive salary commensurate with experience

·      24 days annual leave

·      Service leave

·      Organisational performance bonus

·      Generous pension scheme

·      Sick leave

·      Wellness allowance

·      Hybrid working

·      Bike-to-work scheme

·      Flexible working hours

·      Career break

·      Career development program

·      Employee assistance program

·      Linkedin Learning licence

·      Car-parking on site

·      Sports & Social Club

·      Work-life balance package


Tuath Housing are accredited with the Bronze Award from Investors for Diversity and are committed to promoting a diverse and respectful workplace reflective of all cultures, nationalities, backgrounds, genders, members of the LGBTQ+ community and people from traditionally marginalised backgrounds.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Data protection officer

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