Deputy Data Protection Officer, Head Office

Based at any mainland SCRA office with capacity
With occasional travel to Stirling required
35 hours per week
£32,367 – £34,341
(Job Evaluation pending)
Ref: EST1173/23

The Children’s Hearings System provides the operational setting in which SCRA and our partner agencies work.  The aim is to provide a safety net for vulnerable children and deliver tailored solutions which meet the needs of the individuals involved, while helping to build stronger families and safer communities.

Reporting to the Information Governance Officer, you will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to Localities and Head Office to ensure SCRA meets its obligations under UK Data Protection laws.

Educated to degree level or with significant experience in a similar role, you will ideally have knowledge and understanding of SCRA’s responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018.

With excellent communication skills, you will have proven ability to develop strong and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Support will be provided to attain the necessary professional qualification.

For further information please download the job description, person specification and application form or contact

This post is subject to PVG clearance by Disclosure Scotland.  It is normal practice to appoint at the minimum point of the salary scale.

All SCRA posts are subject to a probationary period of 6 months or the term of the contract if shorter.

Closing date:  Thursday 8 June 2023

How to apply

Save the application form together with the separate Diversity Monitoring form to your desktop, fill in the relevant sections and click here to submit them both via email.  When the email opens you must attach your completed forms to it. The diversity monitoring form enables us to monitor equalities throughout the recruitment process.

The selection process may include an interview in which the panel and candidate are attending either physically, virtually or a combination.  If you require any particular arrangements to support either your application or participation in any selection process please contact HR at

SCRA is a socially inclusive employer and welcomes applications irrespective of gender, gender reassignment, race, ethnic origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital / civil partnership status, disability, care experience or socio economic status.  We particularly welcome applications from Black and Ethnic Minority Groups.

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