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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom) is an independent public office with a mandate to regulate the use of personal information by organisations in a manner which recognizes both the need to protect the rights of individuals in relation to their personal information and the need for organisations to use personal information for legitimate purposes, among other duties, in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2016. More details about our office are available via our About Us page.

We offer individuals the opportunity for broad exposure to private, public, and third-sector data management and governance practices, international regulatory issues, and a variety of work experiences.

PrivCom is an employer that seeks to employ individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage applicants who may feel they do not meet 100% of the requirements. We fully support the use of reasonable accommodations in our working environment. We will consider filling positions as part-time or flexible hours.

In addition to other advertisements, current job postings will be displayed in the section below.

 

Please note that PrivCom uses personal information because it is needed for a potential employment relationship, as allowed by PIPA's section 6(1)(h). We may request information on your Bermudian status to comply with Public Service Commission Regulations 2001. This use of sensitive personal information is considered lawful in the context of recruitment or employment, according to PIPA's section 7(3)(d).

To meet our Purpose Limitation (section 10) and Integrity (section 12) requirements, personal information will only be retained until the specific position is filled.

 

Additional details are available in our Privacy Notice, and you will find a contact mechanism on that page for further questions regarding how PrivCom may use personal information.

Current Opportunities

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Assistant Commissioner (Policy & Engagement)

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom) is seeking the services of a skilled and capable individual to work as an Assistant Commissioner to lead our Policy & Engagement business unit. Reporting to the Deputy Privacy Commissioner (with a dotted line to the Privacy Commissioner), the Assistant Commissioner (P&E) is responsible for the office’s public-facing initiatives in training and awareness, including the development and distribution of policy interpretations and guidance.

The post-holder’s work will consist of a range of complex and diverse functions, including the management of other professional officers and offering of policy advice. The post holder ensures the unit provides effective and efficient strategic communications services and generates awareness of the office. In addition, the post holder manages the budget and expenses for his/her business unit, ensures accurate staff records, and co-ordinates the preparation of performance appraisals and supervises assigned staff. The post holder collaborates to develop and/or document internal policies and procedures and external communications. The post holder will prepare complex reports on a number of diverse subjects within broad guidelines for final agreement by the Privacy Commissioner, and will carry out creative work.

 

This position is placed on the BPSU salary scale as PS-36 through PS-38, meaning the annual salary begins at $118,643.75.

For this position, the post-holder must have/be:

  • A high level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters that come to the post holder’s knowledge and the ability to effectively handle confidential and sensitive information

  • Good interpersonal skills with a professional service orientated approach in effectively interacting with customers both internally, as a team, and externally

  • Sound time management and problem-solving skills  

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

  • Good supervisory, team-building, motivational, conflict management and resolution skills

  • Advanced ability to multi-task and be adaptable whilst working in a fast-pace, dynamic environment

  • Must be detail oriented and careful to verify documentation

  • Able to learn quickly, retain and understand relevant information

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and plan work effectively

  • Have a flexible approach to the job and willingness to assist in other areas within the department

  • Domestic and international research skills

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of Products and other common computer programmes

  • Working knowledge of the Personal Information Protection Act 2016

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification in Business Administration or relevant field of study.

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in a similar capacity

 

While not required, licenses, certifications, or training in government accounting, law, data privacy, or cybersecurity will be considered an asset.

 

A full list of job duties is available in the Job Description.

We invite you to submit your application online by sending your resume and a cover letter to Careers@privacy.bm with the subject line “Asst Commr (P&E).” Applications for this position must be received no later than 19th November 2021.

To facilitate the hiring of qualified Bermudians in accordance with the Public Service Commission Regulations 2001, please indicate your status as “Bermudian”, “Non-Bermudian spouse of a Bermudian”, or “Non-Bermudian” in your cover letter.

PrivCom is an employer that seeks to employ individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage applicants who may feel they do not meet 100% of the requirements. We fully support the use of reasonable accommodations in our working environment. We would consider filling this position as part-time or flexible hours; please indicate such a preference in your cover letter.

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Secondment opportunities

Particularly as a newly-established entity, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (PrivCom) is undertaking major developments and expansion. To meet the needs of the office while providing opportunities for individuals in the community to enhance their privacy programme management knowledge, skills, and abilities, we are offering secondment opportunities in a spectrum of business unit functions.

We would be interested to host secondments of individuals with backgrounds or interests in policy, cybersecurity, audit, investigations, information governance, training and awareness, organisational development, project management, technical writing, and human resources.

Experience with or understanding of the Personal Information Protection Act 2016 would be desirable, but we will consider individuals with a range of expertise as we undertake the process of developing and documenting our business processes.

A secondment with PrivCom would be an opportunity for an individual to maintain their current employment with an organisation or company while gaining new experiences and perspectives from working within a regulatory office focusing on information rights.

As part of a secondment, an individual will remain under their existing organisation's employment contract. PrivCom will engage in an agreement with the organisation to determine the length of the secondment (including whether it is full- or part-time or a job share) and the source of the funding.

 

As a default, the secondment agreement contemplates full funding of salaries by the secondee's employing organisation, but we will consider other arrangements, particularly for public or third-sector organisations. For these reasons, we ask that individuals discuss the possibility of a secondment with their employer before applying. We also welcome inquiries from organisations looking to second staff to PrivCom.

Individuals selected to undertake a secondment must commit to a confidentiality agreement, including an acknowledgement that any knowing or reckless act of disclosure could be an offense under PIPA section 47(1)(f). Secondees must commit to PrivCom's code of conduct or other employee policies and procedures, as appropriate.

To express an interest in secondments, please email a copy of your resume/CV and a cover letter that outlines your business processes of interest to: Careers@privacy.bm with the subject line "Secondment"

 

Since secondment opportunities may be ongoing, please indicate if you wish us to retain your data for only a set amount of time. Otherwise, we will discard secondment application details on a bi-annual basis.