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Interim DPO

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Interim Data Protection Officer

Contract Length: 6 Months

Rate: Competitive

I’m working with a Financial Services firm based in Essex who are looking to identify a Data Protection Officer to join on a permanent basis. The role will involve contributing to the delivery of the firms GDPR Programme in order to ensure compliance in line with the May 2018 implementation date.


  • Assess the Firm and ensure it is compliant with Data Protection laws under GDPR.
  • Provide support across the business reviewing, updating and developing Policies and Procedures.
  • Advise on third party Data Sharing Agreements.
  • Monitor outcomes of Data Privacy Impact Assessments completed.
  • Complete Training and Guidance on all aspects of Data Protection & Privacy under GDPR.
  • Monitor any breaches of the DPA and ensure the appropriate remedial action is taken.
  • Act as the main point of contact for Data Subject inquiries related to Data Protection & Privacy.


  • Expert knowledge of Data Protection Law and in-depth knowledge of GDPR.
  • Understanding of UK and European Data Privacy legal requirements.
  • Strong influencing skills and able to build and maintain strong relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • ISEB or CIPP qualified.


  • Experience of dealing with Data Protection & Privacy issues within a Financial Services firm.
  • Ability to speak additional European Languages, preferably German.

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£50000 - £60000

A multi-billion pound technology organisation, with over 20,000+ staff members across the world, are looking to hire their new Data Protection Officer.

This B2B company, based in North Wiltshire (with excellent flexible working available) are paying up to 60,000 p/a. The successful candidate will initially begin smaller scale by managing their UK data protection requirements with a small team, before developing into the management of the company’s EU privacy requirements, and eventually their global function over time.

This very well invested and well supported GDPR change program has been in operation for a period of time, and the incoming DPO will required to manage their migration from this into a more business-as-usual structure.

You will have…

  • a deep knowledge of data protection, GDPR and other surrounding relevant regulatory requirements;
  • experience working within data management/information risk in a large-scale B2B organisation;
  • the expectation of driving the company’s privacy program throughout the business;
  • communication with senior management and stakeholders regularly;
  • a dynamic approach when viewing what data protection requirements that the company has;
  • the responsibility of being the go-to person for all data protection queries and advice;
  • a team to manage, and expectations over time to grow the team;
  • experience leading an audit program
  • a vision for their future global privacy strategy and will create a roadmap to get to them there.

The successful candidate will be…

  • someone with experience managing a privacy team or can demonstrate that they are ready to manage a team;
  • the subject matter expert on privacy and GDPR;
  • experienced with multiple jurisdictions around the world within a multinational/global company within a privacy role;
  • has a good understanding or how a global privacy function operates;
  • a strong leader of their entire privacy function and has the confidence in their knowledge to make decisions by themselves;
  • open to occasional travel, when required.

Very few opportunities come around which offer the right candidate such excellent flexible working arrangements, the opportunity to travel across the world, and promise that plan to develop their career to Global DPO status with such good support throughout.


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