European Data Protection Specialist

European Data Protection Specialist2021-01-20T08:01:05-05:00<p><strong>European Data Protection Specialist</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">ThoughtWorks is a growing technology consultancy with an enviable track record of delivering real business value. Talented, driven and principled people have been brought together because they want to do amazing work for our clients who range from those in media to those in banking to those in the public sector. We also want to revolutionize the way the industry works by improving society through software.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do you want to lead our European Data Protection initiative and be a part of our extended global Legal &amp; Compliance team? Do you want to work in an informal environment that values people over process?&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated European Data Protection Lead </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">who brings a pragmatic, business partner approach.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You would be based in the UK (we have offices in Manchester and London). Our other European offices, with which you would interact, are in Italy, Spain, and Germany. You would report directly to the Global Head of Data Protection, with regular interaction with local in house legal teams and functions.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Key Responsibilities</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Day to day coordination of rights requests, queries, and agreement reviews</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Providing front line support to the European business and internal stakeholders</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Provide data privacy advice and guidance</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ensuring the Record of Processing Activities is up to date in Europe</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Assisting with training, online and in person</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Providing input into Data Privacy Impact Assessments and other privacy risk assessments in Europe</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Assist with global data protection where needed</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Ideal Candidate</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">A solid understanding of the GDPR, best practice, and standards</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">A deep knowledge of how to practically apply legislation to business scenarios</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">An excellent communicator and great soft skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Confident in giving data protection advice</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to organise and prioritise tasks</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">A good understanding of technology</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to remain calm, controlled and resilient in high pressure situations</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exhibit sound analytical and business judgment skills</span></li> </ul> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>It is important that you have the following competencies:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Service oriented.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Proactive in anticipating the needs of ThoughtWorkers and committed to delivering highly responsive service.</span></li> <li><strong>Undeterred by ambiguity, uncertainty and limited resources</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Able to hold many different possibilities and conflicting viewpoints in mind and devise a solution. Envisions what is possible, and then implements a solution.</span></li> <li><strong>Proactive and efficient communicator. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can easily build credibility and trust across a wide range of people.</span></li> <li><strong>Demonstrate personal and professional resilience</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Can accept mistakes and handle conflict.</span></li> <li><strong>Team Work</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Intuitively collaborative and able to work with all kinds of people. Leads by example. Willing to step in and do what is needed as necessary.</span></li> <li><strong>Sense of Urgency and Ownership.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Strong desire to be proactive and innovative, and a commitment to owning challenging issues and solving them.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It would be great to also have</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Formal qualification in Data Protection such as CIPP/E&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Familiarity and experience with the application of non-GDPR data protection regulations</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">A great understanding of technology&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">A good understanding of information security&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bilingual in English and German, Spanish, Portuguese, or Mandarin</span></li> </ul> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We offer amazing benefits from the day you start including private medical insurance, travel insurance, income protection, critical illness, life assurance, pension scheme, child care vouchers, personal development budget, 25 days holiday and a ride2work scheme.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both ThoughtWorks and our industry more representative of the communities we serve. We promote diversity in all its forms and reject discrimination and inequality.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our diversity and award winning culture inspires our thought leaders and serves to nurture and develop amazing ideas. We believe this makes us a world leading destination of choice for all technologists.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We’re also passionate about delivering quality by ensuring the most valuable use of our talents and experience. We aim to support different working patterns to ensure a diverse collective of people can call ThoughtWorks their home so if you’re looking to work with high profile clients, delivering digital transformation and innovation, get in touch and chat to us about working flexibly!</span></p> </div> <div><img src="" width="400" height="161"></div> <p><br><br><br></p>ThoughtworksLondon, United Kingdom, Manchester, United KingdomUK