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Data Protection Manager

£70000 - £100000 per annum

This is a brand new role for a data protection professional to join a leading law firm as the manager that governs data for the global business.

The Data Protection Manager will be part of the in-house operations that drive forward the firms data management policies, procedures and standards. They would be looking for this professional to lead on their strategic direction alongside the directors of the firm.

Day to day of the role..

  • Advise all areas of the business on their data protection strategy to ensure everyone understands the direction of the business along the lines of their firm wide risk appetite.
  • Develop and maintain data protection standards that ensures the confidentiality of company and client data.
  • Report on these standards to ensure firmwide compliance with the regulations.
  • Educate colleagues across the business on the importance of good working practice in relation to data protection.
  • Develop an action plan in the event of a data breach and train colleagues on how to react to if an actual breach takes place.
  • Work alongside the privacy champions so they understand their responsibilities as the department leads.

Your experience..

  • Strong experience as a data protection lead or has been second in command ready to take that next step in their career.
  • Strong knowledge and working practices of data protection practices, approaches and toolkits in a working environment.
  • Someone that is proactive to learn more about the regulation so you can keep the firm up to scratch with changes to data privacy laws and policies.
  • Prior experience advising on best practice and providing recommendations.
  • Project or change management experience is desirable.
  • Experience raising awareness and training members of staff in line with the regulation.
  • Strong experience drafting data protection policies, technology provisions and outsourcing agreements.
  • Someone that has a global mindset and feels confident working across multiple jurisdictions.

Please do send across your CV if this role has tempted your interest and I will give you a call if you have the desired experience!


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Data Compliance Paralegal

£40000 - £45000 per annum

FourthLine are working with a global technology firm to identify a dedicated paralegal to join their privacy and compliance team to embed a strong compliance culture throughout the business.

The firm work with a global network of innovative businesses to connect brands with their customers in the most creative and effective ways.

What the firm are looking for...

  • Someone with working knowledge of data privacy laws, anti-bribery and corruption laws or ant-trust law.
  • A number of years experience as a paralegal.
  • Someone with legal training and familiarity with legal documents.
  • A professional that is highly organised and proactive with their approach.
  • Educated to a degree level.

Desirable experience:

  • Work experience within a law firm and in-house.
  • Minute taking.
  • Work experience in a global firm within a similar sector.

What does a week at the firm look like?

  • Administrate the compliance function, keeping records, project plans, registrations and databases up to date.
  • Confirm and align policies across the group, including training material for different stakeholders across the group.
  • Preparing the business for audits using checklists and interview processes.
  • Proof-read documents for the compliance implementation plan across the firm.
  • Monitor and report on training completion rates and participation.
  • Liaise with legal and internal auditors of parent companies and partners to ensure alignment of policies, processes, controls and activities.
  • Respond to the inbox of the data compliance office and manage relationships with external compliance providers.
  • Assist in research and identify measures to improve the data compliance culture.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity that could spike a move away from your current firm then please apply with your updated CV and we can arrange a call if you have the relevant experience.


In-House Counsel

£70000 - £80000 per annum 75% off rail season tickets

FourthLine are currently working on an exciting role for an In-House Counsel to join our Railways Support client based in London. The successful candidate will be hired on a permanent basis, salary dependent on experience.
Joining the organisation as an In-House Counsel, you will be the right hand to the Head of Legal for the company.
Some of the main responsibilities of the role are the following:

  • Drafting, reviewing & negotiating commercial and IT contracts
  • Engaging with suppliers and partners, including working with internal teams with regards to marketing and GDPR
  • General legal work and providing advice to members of the wider business.

The ideal person will have:

  • 5 years PQE (this is a guide, applications from other levels will be considered if you are able to demonstrate the necessary skills)
  • Commercial law experience gained in-house (or on secondment) or a commercially recognised law firm.
  • Be available to work full time from the City of London offices
  • Have strong drafting skills and experience advising on a range of commercial contracts, privacy matters and advertising work.
  • Be IT literate and also understand IT contracts thoroughly
  • The ability to project manage
  • Be financially astute - understand the financial impact of risk, issues payment terms and revenue.
  • Thrive under pressure and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

If this position appeals to you and you feel you meet the above criteria, then please get in touch with Aimee Ashworth via email with your CV to arrange a time to talk in more detail at

Please also feel free to pass on to your network if you know someone who may be open to discussing confidentially


Records Manager

£36000 - £40000 per annum

One of the nation's leading charities are looking to hire a new Records Manager based just south of the City of London to take control of their records management activities. This role is a senior position paying up to £40,000.

This Records Manager is to work within their Information Governance team across their two sites in the City of London and South-East London managing their highly sensitive information services.

In this role, you will have the responsibility to…

  • Raise awareness of best Information and Records Management practices;
  • Manage their records and information efficiently and to a secure standard;
  • Work with their Information Governance Manager and Information Risk team providing training and awareness on to data protection, information management, information governance etc;
  • Implement and develop new retention policies, data processing systems classification schemes nationwide;
  • Consistently monitor the records management and handling and provide advice and training where necessary;

The ideal candidate will have…

  • A good level of higher education. Degree level or equivalent;
  • A Records Management recognised qualification or can demonstrate practical Records Management experience to a similar level;
  • The passion to bring new ideas and the confidence to suggest new, more enabling processes to Records Management;
  • A working understanding of legislation and regulation surrounding data protection, governance and management
  • The ability to communicate to all level of the team about specialist, complex responsibilities and issues;
  • Strong IT and computer skills and be able to use recognised records management systems.


Information Governance Consultant

£35000 - £40000 per annum

FourthLine are working with a global consultancy firm to identify a Information Governance Consultant to join their growing governance, privacy and security practice.

The firm work with clients all over the world in the consultancy, financial services and technology space so you would have the opportunity to work with a real variety of stakeholders within their well established network.

Skills & experience we are looking for:

  • Handling of Big Data and data mapping.
  • Exposure or use of these tools: SQL, OneTrust, Office365, Excel, Visio, etc.
  • Knowledge of corporate governance, data privacy, information security and risk management.
  • Confidence to deliver in a client facing environment. Prior experience in a consultancy environment would be extremely beneficial.
  • Experience with regulatory projects, ie, GDPR, privacy, security and information-related frameworks, standards, codes and methodologies.
  • Educated to a degree level.

If this sounds like a firm that could spike a move away from your current firm then please apply with your updated CV and we can arrange a call if you have the relevant experience.


Risk Lawyer

£90000 - £100000 per annum

A fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic multinational organisation as a Risk Lawyer in central London. Working as a trusted advisor to senior management, the multi-faceted role includes providing the necessary legal support to help expand and cultivate working relationships.

* Analyse legal and commercial conflicts/risk and advising accordingly.
* Formulate, influence and implement policies that directly affects revenue generation for the company.
* Ensure compliance with the company's legal and professional obligations.
* Provide internal training on the company's risk managment policies.

* A qualified lawyer (2-3 Years PQE as a guide) in a top-tier firm.
* Experience drafting, negotiating and advising on agreements.
* Ability to analyse complex legal issues.
* Great time management skills and ability to prioritise.
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to be tactful when required.

* Foreign language proficiency (preferably European and/or Asian)
* Legal experience in Corporate, Banking, Litigation, Capital Markets or Restructuring and Insolvency.

The company has an extremely collaborative culture, fantastic resources and employee benefits including flexible working.



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