Operations, Compliance and Data Protection Specialist

SSE plc

Location: Belfast

Job Type: Full time


About the Role

Base Location: Belfast

Salary: £23,000 - £30,000 + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

Our Operations, Compliance and Data Protection Specialist will be a key operational requirement within SSE Airtricity. In this role you will:

- complete audits, dip tests and checks within the department in line with business plans

- work alongside the business assurance team to target future change proactively by utilising key data reporting

- be the central resource for contract management, setting up new suppliers, raising payment requests, receipting payment requests, and investigating third party payment issues

- ensure GDPR is embedded into business culture, enhancing communication and knowledge across the teams

- act as a data protection ambassador and actively manage any GDPR and SARS requests

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- knowledge of the Northern Ireland retail energy markets and an understanding of the requirements associated with working in a regulated utility industry

- functional experience within a business operations environment, with working knowledge of GDPR and key data protection principles, as well as compliance audit expertise

- excellent project management, leadership, communication, and presentation skills

- strong analytical and interpersonal skills

- an understanding of key change management and change governance principles

About our Business

SSE is a multinational energy company listed on the FTSE 100, with a vision “to be a leading energy company in a net zero world”. We’re investing £24bn+ by the end of the decade to help deliver our Net Zero Acceleration Programme.

Part of SSE Plc, Energy Customer Solutions is the Customer facing division – providing energy and low carbon solutions to over 1.3million customers. We have a strong market position with great customer relationships and expert customer teams working in Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Perth, and Reading. ​​Energy Customer Solutions is made up of 2 external brands; we operate under the brands SSE Airtricity (Ireland) & SSE Energy Solutions (GB).

SSE Airtricity is Ireland's second largest and fastest growing energy provider, supplying around 800,000 domestic and commercial gas, electricity and home energy services customers in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Around 40% of the electricity SSE Airtricity supplies to its customers on an island basis is generated from renewable sources - the greenest energy supply of any provider on the island and over three times the average on an all-island basis.

We have ambitious targets to help our customers on their journey to Net Zero by increasing the accessibility of green energy solutions through the provision of customer-driven propositions and we’re a partner to customers and stakeholders as they seek ways to respond to the climate crisis.

Help us power change.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement (including public holidays), enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more. View our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and we'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andy on andrew.elder3@sse.com or 01738 340826.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.