GDPR Lawyer - Legal Specialist

Resource Solutions - EY
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the EY Legal Services team on a short term contract, working as a Data Protection Specialist providing advice and guidance on compliance within key elements of the GDPR.

The opportunity

EY Legal Services are working with a number of clients in the financial services sector, advising on implementing and responding to the requirements of the new the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EY Legal are looking to appoint an experienced Data Protection specialist to provide advice and guidance on compliance with the key elements of the GDPR.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • To inform and advise the company and employees who carry out processing of their obligations pursuant to the GDPR and to other national data protection provisions;
  • To monitor compliance with the GDPR, with other national data protection provisions and with the company policies and procedures in relation to the protection of personal data, including the assignment of responsibilities, awareness-raising and training of employees involved in processing operations, and related audits;
  • To provide advice where requested as regards data protection impact assessments and monitor their performance pursuant the provisions of the law;
  • To cooperate with the designated supervisory and other data protection authorities as required;
  • To potentially act as the contact point for supervisory authorities on issues relating to processing, including the prior consultation referred to in the GDPR, and to consult, where appropriate, with regard to any other matter.
  • To have due regard to the risk associated with processing operations, taking into account the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing

Skills and attributes for success

  • Building and managing relationships with global organisations
  • Have experience with in-house counsel of data protection law
  • understanding of legal research, drafting and negotiating as well as strong commercial and technology experience
  • Experience working as part of multi-disciplinary teams is advantageous
  • Developing key brand and risk compliance strategies

To qualify for the role you must have

  • English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated teamwork ability
  • Extensive knowledge of Data Protection law

Ideally, you'll also have

  • An enthusiastic, can do approach
  • The ability to juggle conflicting demands on time and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to learn new processes and skills quickly
  • The ability to work well unsupervised and use initiative where required
  • Experience of working in large/Matrix organisations, balancing multiple stakeholder requirements
  • A professional or financial services background, however strong candidates from other sectors will also be considered.

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.