The Assistant Legal and Data Protection Officer (DPO) is an important role because it will provide fundamental support to team who will ensure that the Client is compliant with all applicable data protection laws and regulations, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and will support the team who is responsible for supporting the board to effectively direct and control the business.
– Provide support where required to interpret regulations and ensuring that the business complies with data protection legal, ethical and regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions of operation.
– Proactive monitoring of changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking action accordingly.
– Implementing the systems that ensure that the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.
– Contact point for the ICO and leading the Group’s response to any regulatory investigation or request for information.
– Provide support with drafting and maintaining appropriate Data Protection policies and procedures. Support with related audits where required.
– Supporting the Group’s data incident response teams.
– Processing and co-ordination and response to all subject access requests.
– Support with legal investigations as required.
– Support to update and roll-out of training to all staff to raise awareness of Data Protection and foster a data privacy culture within the Group.
– To maintain suitable legal records and management information.
– Assist with preparation and filing the statutory forms in a timely manner in each jurisdiction.
– Assist with updating of the company registers and maintaining the corporate files.
Skills & Experience Required:
– Legal degree level qualifications (exceptional new graduate will also be considered)
– Some knowledge of Data Protection legislation, in particular the GDPR.
– Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
– Some commercial experience with experience in the financial services sector, particular the life and investment sectors.
– Understanding of market knowledge and regulations/legislation within industry, ideally from the financial services sector.
– Excellent problem Solving and good numerical skills.
– Ability to develop relationships and articulates information well
– Enjoys new challenges, embraces change, resolves conflict, flexible support to the wider team.
– Organises resources, establishes priorities, puts planning and governance structures in place, establishes risks.
– Excellent attention to detail, organisational and time management skills and a genuine interest in business.
– Excellent computing, secretarial, team working and written/verbal communication skills are also important.