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UK Qualified Legal Director- Data Protection

UK Qualified Legal Director- Data Protection

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Data Protection / Cyber Security

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  • Salary:

    Up to £100000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chris Excell

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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My client are recruiting for a UK qualified, Data Protection Legal Director to join their burgeoning Data Protection team in London or Bristol. You will be responsible for the delivery of advice on data protection and privacy matters to existing and new clients. The team has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and with the forthcoming implementation of GDPR they anticipate this growth to accelerate and want high calibre individuals to be part of this. You will assist with business development activities in order to win new clients for the firm and to win data protection work from existing clients - this will involve attending and speaking at conferences, writing articles as well as cementing existing relationships.

In return, my client will invest in you. They want you to be successful. They do not operate a glass ceiling approach and your career progression will be entirely merit based. They have a strong record of promotion and you will be given a bespoke and extensive training programme to ensure your career thrives with us.

Main Responsibilities

As a Legal Director in the Data Protection & Privacy team you will advise PLCs, other large corporations and public sector bodies on all aspects of information law, including data protection, FOI, confidentiality and privacy issues. In the role we would expect you to deliver the following:

GDPR implementation projects

Conduct data protection audits and prepare data protection reports

Draft data protection policies and procedures and privacy notices

Advise on overseas data transfers and binding corporate rules

Deliver data protection (DPA and GDPR) training

Assist and where appropriate lead effective business development initiatives to existing and new clients

Support and mentor junior team members

Advise on marketing and digital media data protection issues

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

A proven track record of advising and leading data protection projects

A minimum of 6 years post qualified experience gained within a boutique or national law firm

Outstanding technical ability, particularly within drafting policies and data processor agreements, conducting audits and advising on international data transfers

Professional certifications such as IAPP CIPP/E and CIPM are desired

Previous experience of working in a financial services sector and regulatory environment will be welcome

An ability and enthusiasm to implement highly targeted and effective business development initiatives

Prior supervision experience is beneficial, but not essential as full management and leadership training will be provided

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