Privacy Coordinator

North Sydney, Australia
13 Jan 2021
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24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Governance, Corporate Services, North Sydney Campus

  • Oversee the operation of ACU’s privacy policy
  • Implement privacy best practice
  • Part time (0.6) continuing role based at our North Sydney Office

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome. We've also partnered with Blacktown City Council to open a new ACU campus in Blacktown, Western Sydney, in 2021.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Governance Directorate was established in July 2013 and plays an important operational role within the University under the Corporate Services Portfolio. It was formed to oversee the governance activities and responsibilities of Australian Catholic University Limited and to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency in ACU’s interaction with its internal and external stakeholders. It brings together the University’s governance and secretariat functions into a single, discrete unit.

The Privacy Coordinator provides expert advice on ACU’s obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 and other relevant privacy regimes (e.g. the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) (GDPR), in conjunction with overseeing the implementation and operation of ACU’s privacy policy, procedures, notices, protocols, to ensure regulatory compliance and awareness. The position plays a significant role in implementing privacy best practice and promoting strong privacy governance and capability across the university.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Overseeing the effective implementation and operation of ACU’s privacy policy, procedures, notices and protocols including maintaining the currency of the governing documents to ensure alignment with legislative obligations.
  • Assessing privacy breaches and recommending course of action to the Privacy Officer
  • Assessing and responding to third party requests for personal information
  • Collaborating with ACU’s Data and Information Architect to progress work in relation to data mapping and monitoring personal information flow for GDPR compliance.

You will need to have:

  • Completion of a Certified Information Privacy Professional qualification through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) (or equivalent). Alternatively, a commitment to successfully completing such a qualification and normally within 12 months of commencing at ACU which will be supported as a component professional development and supported as relevant through the University’s Study Support for Professional Staff.
  • In depth understanding of privacy legislation and proven experience translating these requirements in practice in an environment of complex legislation with continually changing requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated experience liaising with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to provide accurate, clear and concise advice and documentation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and proven ability to apply them to complex legislative, policy and procedural issues including privacy incidents/breaches.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

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Total remuneration valued to $105,196 - $113,853 pa, including salary component $88,892 - $96,207 pa (Higher Education Worker Level 7) (pro rata), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Diane Barker, General Counsel and Director, Governance at

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit:

Applications Close: 24 January 2021

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.