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 (“the Law”).  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”).  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 (“the 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.


Why the ODPA?
If you are looking for an exciting, challenging and dynamic career then we’re looking for you!

The ODPA is where people who are passionate about the data protection rights of others work to make a difference.

Across all occupational categories, we offer an environment that is intellectually stimulating and supportive. We offer a range of exciting careers that incorporate a number of benefits and flexible work arrangements that can help you balance your work and private life.  And there are lots of opportunities for personal and career development, through training, coaching, conferences and performance reviews.

Potential employees can look forward to working with professionals from a wide range of fields in a challenging and rewarding work environment. The individuals who choose to make their careers at the ODPA make it what it is.

As an equal opportunity employer the ODPA also strives to achieve a workplace that is representative of the Bailiwick workforce and of the people we serve. The Office embraces diversity and inclusiveness, and is committed to fairness, transparency and access.

Career Paths
Careers with the ODPA are as varied and interesting as the people and projects that create our organisation. Regardless of your academic background or professional interest, the ODPA offers opportunities for growth and advancement – all with one employer.