Data Protection Advisor

£40000 - £45000 per annum 
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Data Protection Advisor
Based in Birmingham
Salary up to £45,000 + Excellent Benefits

One of the UK’s largest and foremost law firms is currently looking to recruit a Data Protection specialist at their Birmingham office.

Offering an attractive salary plus excellent benefits including pension scheme, health insurance, critical illness cover, childcare vouchers, discounted gym membership and season ticket loans, this is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the provision of risk management, legal and regulatory advice as part of one of the most respected law firms in the UK.

The Role
This is a hands-on role as part of a Data Protection Team tasked with providing data protection subject matter expertise, with a particular focus on individual rights, incident response and GDPR. Responsibilities will include…
o Identifying and investigating data breaches, carrying out root cause analyses and severity assessments
o Providing practical solutions where shortfalls are identified, implementing corrective measures
o Managing the completion of a large volume of complex requests for access to or deletion of personal data
o Review & complete complex Subject Access Requests and FOIs
o Advising the business on data protection and PECR
o Assisting in developing awareness of and ensuring compliance with data protection legislation
o Liaising with regulatory and client care subject matter experts to deliver a ‘one voice’ response management process

The Candidate
This role will suit a hands-on data protection specialist, ideally ISEB Data Protection or CIPP/E qualified, with experience analysing problems, identifying and evaluating options and deploying sound decision-making skills. A demonstrable track record of completing SARs and FOIs, developing and making changes to improve efficiency and quality of process will be required.

You will be a confident and tenacious individual with excellent communication skills, able to build effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. A problem solver with strong attention to detail, you will also have high quality report writing skills, able to develop and present complex ideas.

The Company
The 11th largest law firm in the UK, founded in 1912 and operating out of 14 UK offices with over 2,500 members of staff.

Coburg Banks Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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