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The ODPA is where people who are passionate about the data protection rights of others work to make a difference. Our work culture is supportive, inclusive, and we encourage everyone to be themselves.
We embrace flexible working as it allows us to attract talented people. There is no 'normal' working pattern for current staff: some work term time only; others compress their hours into a 4-day week; others work part-time; others work from home; others finish early on certain days; some choose to work traditional 9-5 Mon-Fri with the odd day at home. Regardless of your circumstances we will endeavour to help you balance your life outside of work with the work you do for us.
Our talented team puts ethics, impartiality and respect for human values at the heart of everything we do.The individuals who make up the ODPA team and the Authority Members themselves are our most valuable asset, and they are treated as such. All staff are valued for the unique talents they have and the important part they each play in ensuring the ODPA remains an effective regulator. We work hard to ensure staff work effectively as a team, building on the existing genuine commitment staff have not only to the ODPA’s mission, but to each other. As an equal opportunity employer the ODPA strives to achieve a workplace that is representative of the Bailiwick workforce and of the people we serve. We embrace diversity and inclusion, and are committed to fairness, transparency and access.
We actively encourage our staff to develop their skills and knowledge through formal training and qualifications. We are also committed to team development and work hard to create a culture where everyone feels valued and respected.
We offer a range of benefits, including health insurance, flexible working, personal development, training, and generous equal parental leave (i.e. you get the same time off if you become a parent, regardless of your gender).
The Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) offers a variety of opportunities for talented and enthusiastic individuals seeking to further their careers.
The ODPA regulates The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017. This involves enabling the public to exercise their rights under the legislation as well as supporting organisations in the public, private and third sectors to comply with its requirements. The ODPA is overseen by the Data Protection Commissioner. The Commissioner is an independent public official appointed by the States of Guernsey to enforce data protection legislation in the Bailiwick.
As of 25 May 2018, the creation of the Data Protection Authority moved data protection regulation to a new, independent footing. The Authority is responsible, through the Commissioner, for the implementation and operation of the regulatory function under the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017.