Data Protection Officer – Job. 4669

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Introduction

Due to expansion, our client is seeking to recruit a hardworking and committed Junior Lawyer. The successful candidate will be working as a Junior Associate specialising in Data Protection, and will be acting as the Data Protection Officer for the firm and for the clients.

Organization

Our client is an international boutique firm specialized in the areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance.

Function

Duties will include:

  • Developing Data Protection support as a business line within the firm and taking a proactive approach to bringing in and growing the business
  • Reviewing and upgrading internal policies and procedures, which have a direct or indirect impact on the company’s data protection obligations, in accordance with best practices, including intra-group data processing agreements
  • Providing efficient and effective Data Protection support to the firm and its clients
  • Developing the firm’s GDPR compliance system and ensure that it is adequately maintained
  • Raising awareness within the Group and providing periodic training to staff in relation to data protection rights and obligations
  • Reviewing business forms and contracts, bringing them in line with GDPR requirements, ensuring that consent forms are obtained when required
  • Providing guidance and oversight in all aspects of privacy impact assessments, including effects in the adoption of new (or changes to current) policies or procedures
  • Informing and advising the firm and its clients of their GDPR compliance obligations and reporting any data protection concerns to senior management
  • Carrying out random checks for the firm and its clients to ensure appropriate GDPR compliance, maintaining comprehensive records of personal data processing activities
  • Acting as the point of contact for data subjects and clients with regards to all issues related to the processing of their personal data and to the exercise of their rights, including subject access requests
  • Liaising closely with IT to ensure implementation and maintenance of appropriate security controls
  • Preparing procedures for the issuance of data breach notifications within the stipulated timeframes, where necessary

Requirements

  • A University degree in Law is essential
  • A Data Protection qualification is preferred and considered a strong plus
  • 2 years’ working experience in Compliance are considered a strong asset
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Be well acquainted with Microsoft Office (ideally, with ECDL qualification)
  • A good understanding of IT Security techniques
  • Be pro-active and have the willingness and drive to implement new methodologies
  • Be highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Possess excellent problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be willing to learn further and develop skills while being able to work under the instruction and guidance of senior associates
  • Be capable of influencing and interfacing easily with employees at all levels

Offer

An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate

Your Consultant

Valeria Ferri
Recruitment Consultant

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