Managing data protection in the voluntary sector

  • 1 day
  • Legal
  • Planning and strategy
The lawful processing of data might seem a daunting task but it’s essential if organisations are to prevent reputational and financial risk. This advanced course is designed to simplify the subject for people who work within GDPR compliance or data control.


By the end of the day you will have:
  • A full understanding of the conditions for processing data, your options, what to avoid and how implementation may affect your organisation in the future.
  • A plan to process the data of different data subjects from staff, supporters, beneficiaries and volunteers and further understand the other laws that may impact on your organisation
  • A clear view of risk and how to manage it. Interactive class sessions that will encourage you to interpret the legislation and make it work for you
  • A plan to manage a data breach successfully.
  • A guide to keeping yourself informed for the future, where to look and how to implement changes to your policy framework.
  • Comprehensive course and guidance notes for the future. Easy to follow guides to managing data subject rights, Children’s data, templates for DPIAs, Decision logs, Breach reporting procedures and data retention. Certifcate of Achievement and Attendance.
  • A plan to keep your staff informed and aware of data protection law – what to prioritise 

Who should attend?

This advanced course is designed specifically for the person designated to lead GDPR compliance or the Data Controller of the organisation.

Who runs this course?

Mark Burnett is an NCVO associate and a fully qualified Data Protection Officer. He is an experienced fundraiser and marketer and has worked with over 500 charities, of all types and size, to help implement the GDPR and the PECR.  He offers a unique insight into how GDPR is impacting the voluntary sector, along with a practical and proven interpretation of the law.


The training will run from 09.30 until 16.30.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

All of our training courses can be delivered at your premises at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. Often if you have four or more learners, in house training may be more cost effective. 
For more information please complete our online contact form.

Contact us 

Email or phone (020 7520 2587) the training team with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.


Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30k can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Below £5 million £5 million or above
NCVO member £204.00 £362.00
Non-NCVO member £291.00 £517.00