Privacy Counsel & DPO

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  • Recruiter: London CV Recruiter
  • Location:Regent's Park
  • Sector:Legal
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Salary:£60000 - £80000/annum GBP

Job Description

Privacy Counsel & DPO

One of Our Private Healthcare Clients have an exciting opportunity for a Privacy Counsel & DPO to join our Legal Department.

Location: Euston

Job Type: Fix term Contact

Duration of booking: Expected to last 4 months with possible extension

Proposed start date: ASAP

Pay Rates: £60 to £80K experience dependant

Hours / Working Days: 37.5 hours per week / Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Sector: Healthcare

Based: 2-3 days Office based / WFH

Key Responsibilities

* Lead on all UK privacy compliance.

* Liaise with regulatory authorities, and serve as the Data Protection Officer.

* Advise on a number of privacy initiatives including DPIAs, IDTAs, privacy by design for product development, incident management and activities using OneTrust technology, legal knowhow, templates, playbooks and policies.

* Undertake horizon scanning by analysing upcoming legal and privacy risks to craft appropriate legal solutions.

* Train teams on privacy.

* Assist in developing and refining Legal team know-how including templates, playbooks, and policies to address the evolving needs of the business.

* Negotiate and draft of privacy terms in agreements with vendors and partners.

* Demonstrate privacy experience and propose solutions to manage privacy issues including collaborative engagement with subject matter experts (including in Security and Clinical Operations).

* Build trusting relationships with senior stakeholders.

* Manage outside counsel balancing cost and effectiveness in the delivery of legal services.

* Digesting rules quickly and determining the impact for the business and helping to set the risk tolerance for approach.

* Working efficiently across many projects and issues effectively at the same time

Person Specification

* Demonstrates high degree of capability to balance pragmatism with technical legal advice.

* Ability to influence stakeholders through a degree of commercial acumen that inspires trust and confidence. Supports others to "see the bigger picture".

* Perceived as a trusted advisor and contributes in such a way that creates significant commercial value for the business.

* Excellent communication and drafting skills

Qualifications and Experience

* Qualified lawyer with in-house legal experience

* At least 4 years’ post-qualification experience at a top tier City firm or in-house Legal team in a large organisation.


* Previous in-house experience

* Prior legal experience in healthcare or technology industries