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Privacy Specialist

£45000 - £55000 per annum

I'm currently working with a household name that operate all over the world in multiple sectors. The firm have recruited a professional to head up their UK privacy programme and also looking for a Privacy Specialist to make things happen alongside their global data privacy team.

Location: Maidenhead OR Leeds
Salary: £45-55k dependent on experience

Day to day of this role

  • Work with teams across the business to ensure that data protection risks are identified and all personal information processing activities comply with the GDPR and national regulations.
  • Liaise with business units to build an understanding of privacy risks related to their data processing and advise on how to mitigate risks.
  • Embed Privacy by Design into business processes.
  • Work with the team to carry out training and awareness, review policies and procedures, complete testing and monitoring to ensure compliance with the firm's privacy framework.
  • Insert privacy language into contracts with third party providers.
  • Provide assessments and documentation of privacy risks with proposed plans to mitigate the risks.
  • Manage the response to privacy incidents.
  • Process and complete SARs and DPIA.
  • Liase with the regulator and notify any data breaches through the set up breach processes.

Your experience

  • Strong experience in a previous privacy, legal or compliance function working to the GDPR.
  • Capability to work autonomously and provide privacy advice to a complex organisation.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment within a large organisation.
  • Ability to engage with a wide range stakeholders, across work streams at all levels of seniority.

If you would like to know more about the role, please apply with your updated CV and we can arrange a call to see whether this is the right opportunity for you.


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Data Protection Coordinator

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Paying £25,000, this role would welcome someone with good previous data protection experience who is looking to now step up into their first solely data protection focused role.
In this role, you will be…

  • Responding to their subject access requests;

  • Advise and support data privacy impact assessments;

  • Support the drafting and amendment of policies and procedures as well as various documentation and agreements;

  • Take part and host various data protection focused workshops with their partners;

  • Raise the profile of data protection best practices throughout the business.

The successful candidate must…

  • Be a people person and able to talk about the technicalities of data protection to all staff;

  • Have previous experience working in data protection to a strong level;

  • Be able to demonstrate good knowledge around GDPR;

  • Have experience handling a large amount of data within a medium to large business.

Get in touch ASAP as they are looking to make a quick hire.

Legal Director

£120000 - £135000 per annum

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Legal Director to join the London office of a multi-national Social Media and Marketing Management firm who have worked with some of the world's most well-known brands.

The role is based in their London office, with the successful candidate acting as the sole counsel for that office, and to build a team beneath them. The role will support the operations in the EMEA region and also deal with the company's global legal team.

The Role:

  • Manage the legal function in the EMEA region
  • Draft and negotiate all forms of company contracts, including SaaS agreements.
  • Provide training to the sales and services teams on processes, compliance and new legislation
  • Due diligence and integration of acquisition targets in coordination with other departments

The Person:

  • Will have at least 7 years PQE with strong experience in a software/technology company, preferably with an international company.
  • Strong experience managing a legal team.
  • Have success working with sales teams in customer negotiations
  • Have an in-depth understanding of contract law and software contract requirements and strong skills in negotiating SaaS agreements.
  • Understand and experience of privacy laws, in particular GDPR.
  • Fluency in another European language would be an added bonus!
  • Excellent organisational skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills, with great attention to detail, common sense and a sense of humour
  • Ability and drive to learn quickly.
  • Experience of social media would also be a bonus!

The company offers fantastic benefits including:

  • Great base salary
  • 20% bonus
  • Great pension contribution
  • Unlimited paid holiday
  • Flexibility

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


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Up to £38000 per annum

A unique healthcare organisation based in the City of London are looking to hire their new Information Governance Officer on a 2-year FTC to assist their DPO. Paying up to £38,000 with great working from home options, this Not-For-Profit organisation works alongside the Healthcare sector.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the DPO in drafting and amending various policies and procedures as well as documentation and contracts;
  • Responding to any information requests and subject access requests as well as devising a more efficient process of completing any further requests;
  • Providing any ad-hoc advice needed internally and to any 3rd parties on data protection and the GDPR;
  • Manage the Information Asset Register and monitor the internal compliance.

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Some years working in a data protection or information governance focused role;
  • Some years of hands-on data protection experience handling information requests;
  • Good communication skills and build good relationships with senior members of staff;

In summary, the successful candidate will be a good communicator with clear, detailed knowledge and experience around data protection, GDPR and wider information risk.

Global Privacy Lead - 12 Month Fixed term

£90000 - £115000 per annum

I'm working with a Global organisation who are looking to identify a Global Privacy Lead to join on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract.


  • Ensure compliance with Data Protection laws under GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act.
  • Provide support across the business on Legal Negotiations with Third Party Suppliers and Clients.
  • Advise on Third party Data Sharing Agreements.
  • Conduct Data Privacy Impact Assessments and monitor outcomes of those completed.
  • Review, update and implement Data Protection & Privacy Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitor any breaches of the DPA and ensure the appropriate remedial action is taken.


  • At least 5 years hands-on experience on Data Protection & Privacy.
  • Previous experience of Negotiating contract clauses.
  • Understanding of UK and European/Global Data Privacy legal requirements.
  • Must have been working on a GDPR in their current role.
  • Comfortable managing both the Strategic and hands-on Operational pieces.


  • A qualified lawyer.
  • Personable and takes a pragmatic approach to Privacy.

Location: Mostly Home Based - In Office up to 2 days per week, London & Northamptonshire

Salary: £90,000 - £115,000

Duration: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract


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