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We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated Data Protection Specialist to join our team who brings a pragmatic, business partner approach. Our team advises internal best practice, as well as assisting our professional services teams to develop ethical technology with our clients. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Day to day coordination of rights requests, queries, and agreement reviews.
  • Working with client teams to ensure we are developing in a compliant manner.
  • Providing front line support to business operations and internal stakeholders.
  • Reviewing vendors.
  • Providing advice and guidance on data privacy. 
  • Ensuring the Record of Processing Activities is up to date.
  • Assisting with data related training, online and in person.

Job qualifications

Technical skills

  • Solid understanding of data protection best practice, and standards, including UK GDPR and GDPR.
  • Deep knowledge of how to practically apply legislation to business scenarios.
  • Good understanding of technology.
  • Exhibit sound analytical and business judgment skills.
  • Confident in giving data protection advice
  • 2 Years+ in a similar role.

Professional skills

  • Service orientated.
  • Undeterred by ambiguity, uncertainty, and limited resources.
  • Efficient communicator.
  • Demonstrate professional and personal resilience. 
  • Able to work efficiently as part of a team.
  • Strong sense of urgency and ownership.


  • Formal qualification in Data Protection such as CIPP
  • Familiarity and experience with the application of non-GDPR data protection regulations
  • Bilingual in English and German, Spanish, Mandarin, or Portuguese
  • Solid understanding of Information Security

Other things to know


There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

Job Details

Country: UK
City: Manchester
Date Posted: 07-28-2022
Industry: Information Technology
Employment Type: Regular

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 28+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.


Thanks for your interest in joining Thoughtworks. A member of our Recruiting team will review your application as soon as possible. 


In the meantime, check out our Consultant Life page to learn more about the extraordinary impact Thoughtworkers make on clients, the tech industry and each other. 


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