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Data Protection Manager

Your Journey

At Sweaty Betty, we’re more than just a global activewear and lifestyle brand for women.

We’re also a community that believes fitness is a flip-the-switch trigger for becoming the woman you want. Leggings and sports bras won’t change the world on their own. But with a grab-my-hand, let’s-go-for-it-now spirit, the women who wear them can.

If you want to join us on the next chapter of our adventure, you’re in the right place. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Data Protection Manager to join a hyper-paced and multiple-disciplined IT department.

Sweaty Betty takes Data protection very seriously and this newly developed role will report into the Head of Data and be part of the wider team of 31. The required candidate will own and advise on data protection topic within delivery work streams and will enable Sweaty Betty to be on the forefront of global data protection regulations.

With a customer-focused, positive, people-oriented, and highly organised attitude, you will use your experience to help identify areas where Sweaty Betty can improve and implement data protection. Working closely with internal and external partners, you will be passionate about ensuring the business is doing it best to protect its data.

SB Values:

∙ We Really Care ∙ First, Best, Bravest ∙ Our Strength is in Each Other ∙ Stand Up, Speak Up, Shout Out

Your SB Journey:

  • Data Compliance and mitigating risk
  • Collaborating with members of SB departmental teams at all levels to advise and give direction on Data Protection regulations
  • Working with the data team to understand data flow and changes
  • Identifying and implementing data compliance improvements
  • Development and ownership of processes, policies and artefacts to ensure and demonstrate data protection compliance
  • Training and supporting departments on data compliance awareness
  • Develop and report on key data protection metrics, to provide enterprise-wide visibility on compliance
  • Monitor, inform and communicate any upcoming change regulations in the Data Protection space and ensuring Sweaty Betty is compliant with these regulations

Must Haves

  • An excellent understanding of UK-GDPR, PCI, PECR and related global privacy laws and regulation
  • An excellent understanding of Cookies and related Digital tracking technology
  • Experience performing privacy-related oversight and assurance over data processing activities
  • Experience in performing proportionality assessments, impact assessments, legitimate interest assessments and delivering privacy advice and risk opinions
  • Possess a good understanding of project management and change management principles and approaches
  • A technical understanding on how data protection principles can be executed across multiple systems
  • Confident communicator, able to work with and engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Competent in Microsoft suite of products including Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Visio and Teams
  • Data protection and governance experience in a Direct to Consumer, Ecommerce or Retail environment

The Extras

  • Generous clothing allowance
  • 50% off all Sweaty Betty merchandise
  • 23 days holiday, with buy and sell holiday option
  • Sample sales
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Monthly Office Meeting
  • Generous Company Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay and Childcare support
  • Discounts at the best Studio Classes
  • SB Flexible Working: we currently work flexibly between the office and home. Our focus remains keeping everyone safe and we will continue to review this in line with government guidance

Our D&I Commitment

Our mission is to empower all women.  This means doing more and working harder to make the long-lasting changes necessary to become an inclusive, diverse and actively anti-racist company. We care about our people, our community, our world.  And we want to stand up for what we believe in. 

We want to give our people a platform to use their voice. And actively listen and learn from what they have to say.  This involves focusing on learning, development and progression across the business.  Training our leaders, managers and teams about their rights under our equality, diversity and inclusion policy. And being clear on the responsibilities we hold to each other and our community. It also means being committed to equal employment opportunities. Ensuring we consider ALL applicants for jobs. And work harder to make our job advertising more inclusive. 

Ultimately, we’re working to create a culture and team that represents our customers, our community and our mission of empowerment. We want to celebrate our diversity and the power it gives our team and our business. 

We know we’re on a journey. And far from perfect. But we want to be a part of the solution to the problem. It might not be comfortable or straightforward. But if we weren’t up for doing the hard work and breaking the mould, we wouldn’t be Sweaty Betty.  We are committed to working across our business and with our Internal Diversity & Inclusion Squad to be champions, allies and inclusive, always. Because when we say All, we mean it. 


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