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Data and Information Assistant - (SARS requests)

Networx Recruitment
Walsall, West Midlands
£30,000 per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Data and Information Assistant - (SARS requests) 

£30,000 per annum 

Midlands / East of England with travel across our geography as required - Hybrid 

Full Time  

Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months 


Do you have experience of Subject Access Requests? 


Continuing our commitment to good governance within Longhurst Group we’re currently looking for an individual with experience of Data Protection who can support our team primarily with subject access requests (SAR). Working with our customers this role represents an opportunity for an individual with previous data protection experience to further develop their experience within a leading Housing provider. 


This role is offered on a 12 month FTC, working hybrid, whether from home, one of our geographical offices (Boston, Rushden, Walsall) or locations across the Midlands and the East of England to ensure that you support your team, our colleagues, and our customers.    Acting as an initial contact point, you’ll deliver a full subject access request service to our customers. This will include informing and advising organisations of their obligations and ensuring these requests are fulfilled within required timeframes. You’ll work both on the phone and via email to manage expectations with your stakeholders and external parties whilst also maintaining a log of any access requests. 

  As part of your ongoing personal development you will need to maintain a high level of knowledge around data protection law and its regulations, and you will also deploy this knowledge to help the Group further develop its policies. 


With a customer focus to your work we’re looking for an individual who can work independently, has excellent verbal and written skills and an individual who would be motivated in knowing that they their work will also contribute to creating positive change to customer experience and process improvements. 

  To be successful in this role you will need to have a working knowledge of Data Protection, ideally gained within a compliance-based role. With a core element of this role being the completion of the access requests with our customers it is preferred you have prior experience of delivering this service. 


Our offer 


When you join you will enjoy: 


  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays 

  • Pension Scheme 

  • Life Cover (as part of pension scheme membership) 

  • Health Care Cash Plan 

  • Free Eye Tests 

  • Investment in your personal development through our extensive learning and development opportunities. 

  • Family friendly, carers leave plus other paid leave 

  • Employee Assistance programme 

  • Wellbeing Support 

  • Free flu vaccinations 

  • Carers Networking Group a platform to support Unpaid Carers 


How to apply 


Please click apply now to submit your CV today. In the event of high applicant volumes we reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early. 


Vetting Requirements 


The important things - We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature. 


Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer). We also need you to tell us what you have been up to as a minimum over the past 5 years in terms of employment history. This could include carer duties, travel, seeking work, education, employment, training, or volunteering. 


Equal Opportunities 


As an equal opportunities’ employer, Longhurst Group is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. 


We pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues and as part of our commitment we are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities. 


We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Longhurst Group. 


Our company 


Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 24,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services.  


With a team of 1,300 colleagues guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and our colleagues and to enhance the communities we serve. We do this by focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. To see how we’ll achieve this through our Improving Lives strategy, please watch the video below. 

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