Data Protection and Privacy Specialist

Our client is a world-class engineering consultancy. They enable their clients to maximise the investments in science and technology. Trusted by government and industrial partners worldwide, they deliver technology-based Research and Development services, provide independent advice, and solve technically challenging problems

Ref: ZR_6433_JOB  ·  Posted on 10 September 2021


The Role:

This role will initially involve a full spectrum assessment of the company’s data protection and privacy maturity, focusing on both business level management systems and key customer related data protection challenges in project areas. Through management system analysis and internal key stakeholder engagement, the successful applicant will develop a working understanding of the company’s existing data protection and privacy management systems.

Key responsibilities
  • Assess the company’s data protection and privacy maturity at the business and project level.
  • Define a maturity improvement roadmap (delivering Data Protection by Design) and communicate recommendations to senior stakeholders in the Company.
  • Implement and maintain structural changes in line with the defined maturity improvement roadmap.
  • This is likely to include the development of data protection strategy, governance mechanisms, policies, processes, assurance (incl. audit, monitoring and review), change management, education, awareness and training.
  • Provide advisory and functional support across the business for issues relating to data protection.
  • Generate a phased maturity improvement roadmap with key deliverables and KPIs identified.
  • Facilitate and deliver Data Protection Impact Assessment and risk analysis, with risk mitigations and controls delivered through the relevant data processing stakeholders.
  • Support the business to close identified corrective actions and work with identified data processors across the business to develop and deliver data protection and privacy best practice.
Skills & experience
  • Experience in a Data Protection and Privacy related role.
  • Detailed knowledge of data protection, privacy and associated data protection laws and regulations including, but not limited to, UK Data Protection Act 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, HMG Data Ethics Framework and associated legislation
  • Practical audit experience, capable of effective and efficient assessment and analysis.
  • Knowledge of European and global data exchange mechanisms and the associated control requirements.
  • Knowledge of bulk data analysis and processing activity for law enforcement and security agencies is desirable.
  • Technical system architecture understanding is desirable.
  • Knowledge of information security principles, standards, frameworks, etc


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