Senior Legal Advisor - Data Protection

England, Bedfordshire, Luton
18 Jul 2019
15 Aug 2019
Heather Ninnes
Full Time

This Senior Legal Advisor - Data Protection role is based in Luton with a FTSE 100, the company is a market leader with a well recognised brand.


This Senior Legal Advisor - Data Protection role is based in Luton and involves:

Reporting to the Group Data Protection Officer, the Senior Data Protection Legal Advisor role will be to provide support on Group Data Protection Programme, including providing legal advice to the business on data protection matters.


  • Supporting the Group Data Protection Officer in managing Group Data Protection Programme in accordance with its governance and accountability requirements outlined under law.
  • Supporting the Group Data Protection Officer in developing, maintaining and implementing a strategic approach to data protection in accordance with data protection law, other data-related laws and regulations, and relevant codes of practice
  • Supporting the Group Data Protection Team in developing and delivering appropriate policies, standards, guidance, training and awareness activities which support the business in meeting their data protection obligations.
  • Carrying out data protection monitoring and assurance activities, including partnering with the business to complete Data Protection Impact Assessments, 3rd party risk assurance processes and helping to maintain records of processing activities.
  • Supporting the business and its Affiliates through the provision of legal advice on data protection matters, in particular in relation to complex issues.
  • Supporting the Group Data Protection Team in managing Data Subject Rights Requests Process, as well as supporting on complex requests.
  • Providing support to various stakeholder groups on data protection requirements relating to third party partners, including data protection clauses in contracts.
  • Managing data protection incidents which may involve customer or employee personal data.
  • Liaising with data protection Regulators, in particular the U.K Information Commissioner, on data protection matters relating to the business.
  • Maintaining awareness of upcoming data-related legislation, regulations and codes of practice and how they may impact the business.
  • Supporting the Group Data Protection Officer on data protection Projects


This Senior Legal Advisor - Data Protection role is based in Luton and requires:

  • Highly commercial qualified data protection lawyer, 5+ PQE (for guidance only, candidates with more or less experience who meet the role's requirements will also be considered)
  • In-house experience of supporting a Data Protection Programme.
  • Excellent technical legal skills in data protection.
  • Pro-active and self-motivated individual
  • A problem-solver with a highly commercial approach
  • Strong team player with a track record of establishing relationships. Must have the ability to establish trust amongst peers at a senior level within the Company
  • Comfortable with operating within an informal and relaxed style in a lively open plan head office
  • Time management skills are essential. This individual must be capable of handling multi-complex issues.
  • Excellent academics

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