GDPR Project Manager

Glasgow Caledonian University

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This is a full-time/fixed term opportunity for 12 months


The University is currently planning to hold interviews for this role on 12 December 2017


Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities. Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core value; integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking organisation which has evolved from its Glasgow base into an international centre of excellence in higher education with a post-graduate campus in London and work currently underway on a New York centre.

Glasgow Caledonian University is working to implement a project which will enhance our arrangements for managing personal information to meet the requirements of new data protection legislation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and work together to support the transformation required. The successful candidate will work at our modern campus, which has just undergone a £32 million redevelopment, in the heart of the vibrant and welcoming city of Glasgow.

We are looking to recruit a skilled and experienced project manager to support our strategic project to prepare the University for compliance with GDPR and embed the requirements in business as usual processes. Our approach is to work collaboratively with the Academic and Professional Services teams, to understand, document and improve our processes.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience and will have experience of project management and ideally will hold PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent project management qualifications or experience. Further essential criteria include a working knowledge, and enthusiasm for, privacy legislation including the existing Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation and good practice in information management.

We are looking for a project manager with exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal, who is able to demonstrate a successful track record in project management using structured methodologies to deliver large scale and cross boundary change projects. 

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

For any enquiries in relation to the role, please contact Hazel Lauder, Head of Information Compliance, at

Applications must be made online at


£16,654 to £17,764 per annum, 2, Glasgow

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