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Job Opportunities: Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has three positions available within its Data Protection Unit

Job Opportunities: Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has three positions available within its Data Protection Unit

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for three key roles within its Data Protection Unit (DPU). These roles will appeal to candidates looking to work as part of a multi–disciplinary team implementing a strategic transformation programme of agency–wide improvements to ensure Tusla has effective people, processes and systems in place to support its statutory and regulatory obligations.

The roles offer an opportunity to work in a fast–paced, dynamic environment across various projects and assignments in the area of Data Protection and FOI. Including but not limited to DPU Operations, Data Protection and FOI Compliance, and the GDPR Programme, which includes Operating Model Design and Implementation, Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and Third–Party Privacy Risk Management, Regulatory Engagement, and Change Management, Training and Communications.

Whilst the location/base of the role is flexible, attendance at Tusla Head Office in Dublin will be a requirement of the successful candidate at a frequency agreed with the Data Protection Officer.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified people for the posts of:

1.     Data Protection Compliance Lead – General Manager

2.     Data Protection Compliance Lead – Grade VII

3.     Data Protection Unit – Deputy Data Protection Officer

Applications are invited by CV, together with a personal statement clearly stating your suitability for the role as linked to the stated competencies (250 words max) to lisa.watters@tusla.ie.

Closing date for applications for all three job posts: Monday, 20 December at 12 noon.

The job specifications containing essential criteria for these posts are available on the Tusla website. 

Summary of each role 

Job 1: Data Protection Compliance Lead – General Manager

The appointee is required to operate at a strategic level, working closely with the Data Protection Officer, and participating in the ongoing leadership of the Data Protection Unit. The appointee will be responsible for the strategic oversight of the DPU’s compliance functions, including but not limited to: Complaints and Investigations, Vendor Data Privacy Compliance, Regulatory Compliance and Assurance, and Data Protection Impact Assessments.

Further details on this job post can be found here.

Job 2: Data Protection Compliance Lead – Grade VII

The Data Protection (DP) Compliance Lead is a Grade VIII role within Tusla, reporting to the Data Protection (DP) Compliance General Manager. The appointee is responsible for supporting the Data Protection Compliance General Manager in the oversight of the Data Protection Compliance Programme focussing on key initiatives and any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Further details on this job post can be found here.

Job 3: Data Protection Unit – Deputy Data Protection Officer

The Deputy Data Protection Officer is a senior management role within Tusla. The appointee will be responsible for supporting the DPO in the strategic oversight of multiple sub–functions within the Data Protection Unit (DPU). The role requires a dynamic and progressive approach to service delivery, engaging with 3rd parties, staff and the wider public sector.

Further details on this job post can be found here.

About Tusla

The Child and Family Agency was established on January 1, 2014 and is responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of services for the development, welfare and protection of children and the support of families ever undertaken in Ireland. It is an ambitious move which brings together some 4,000 staff who were previously employed within Children and Family Services of the Health Service Executive, the National Educational Welfare Board and the Family Support Agency.

The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child Welfare and Protection Services, including family support services
  • Family Resource Centres and associated national programmes
  • Early years (pre–school) Inspection Services 
  • Educational Welfare responsibilities including School completion programmes and Home School Liaison
  • Domestic, sexual and gender based violence services 
  • Services related to the psychological welfare of children
  • Adoption & Alternative Care

Further information is available on tusla.ie