Senior Associate - Data Protection
Who we are looking for:
The Information Protection Team (IPT), within the London based Compliance Department at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, is looking for an individual to assist with the responsibility of ensuring that the firm fulfils its legal and regulatory responsibilities in the areas of Data Protection and Privacy. The position is to support the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Data Protection Team Lead.
We are looking for candidates who:
have a regulatory/compliance background;
have a solid understanding of data protection legislation;
are enthusiastic about developing themselves and others;
are highly motivated and confident to work independently, but with support from more experienced subject matter experts.
About the role:
The key focus of the role is to act as a point of contact in the IPT with regard to all aspects of data protection advisory activities throughout the UK firm.
The successful candidates’ key responsibilities will include:
Providing accurate, appropriate, timely and pragmatic data protection advice, striking a balance between legal/regulatory requirements and the wider interests of the business;
Conducting comprehensive data protection impact assessments;
Drafting and updating internal policies and procedures;
Carrying out data protection monitoring activities and producing improvement plans for the business;
Responding to data subject rights requests;
Assisting on data protection contractual negotiations;
Assisting the GDPR programme implementation team, where required.
Opportunity for working from home? (Yes, in accordance with PwC Everyday Flexibility)
Amount of time client based (N/A)
Opportunity for job sharing? (No)
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Minimal)
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (Yes, in accordance with Compliance departmental policy)
Amount of time PwC office based (>95%)
The role demands the following skills to be demonstrated by a successful candidate:
Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E), BCS/ISEB Certificate in Data Protection or equivalent qualification;
Degree-level education (preferably in law, or a related subject);
Communicate with Impact & Empathy, as diplomacy, confidentiality and political sensitivity is required in order to provide advice and guidance. The post holder must have the confidence to coach and challenge at senior level;
Ability to provide clear written advice and demonstrable communication skills to speak to wide ranging audiences, including data subjects and colleagues at all levels;
Contribute to team success and have a supportive approach to working within a small team;
Be open minded, agile with change and practical in your approach to problem solving;
Be passionate about customer service by conducting appropriate fact finding and analysis in a highly methodical organised manner in terms of work planning and output delivery.
Experience in the application of data protection in the professional or financial services sector;
Experience of regulatory interaction (e.g. the Information Commissioner's Office);