We are looking for a Data Protection and Information Governance practitioner to join our highly regarded Commercial team. Based from either our Cardiff or Reading office we are keen to hear from individuals who are looking for opportunities on either a full-time/flexible or part-time basis.
The successful candidate will have a good grounding advising on a wide range of privacy issues and breach response. Ideally, with experience of commercial negotiations and a strong understanding of matters related to data processing agreements and international data transfers. The scope of the role will include the provision of advice in respect of data sharing and complex export arrangements; responses to Information Commissioner Office (ICO) complaints and investigations; subject access requests, freedom of information issues and data privacy impact statements. You will be involved in drafting privacy notices, consent forms and records of processing activities and providing advice on compliance matters. The role also involves delivering client training and producing materials on a range of data protection compliance and information governance matters.
Skills / Experience Required
You will be an experienced lawyer, able to work with limited supervision and with a strong background You will have an extensive and current knowledge of data protection and information governance matters, gained within a private sector UK or EU based organisation. You will have the confidence to work with limited supervision and will understand the importance of good quality commercial and practical solutions. You will be experienced in applying the GDPR principles across a range of sectors and in providing support to clients as their queries advance.
* Extensive DPA and Information Governance knowledge
* Commercial acumen and experience ideally gained within a private sector organisation
* Good drafting skills with excellent attention to detail
* A team player – willing to support others and be flexible
* Confident and personable. Used to being a SME
* Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
* Enjoys client contact with ability to build rapport and confidence
* Willingness to get involved and assist with practices and sector development
* Excellent IT skills
* Committed to rigour around treating all clients fairly
* Focused on attributing dedication, determination and loyalty to colleagues, clients and communities
* Able to demonstrate continuous development and diversity in thinking
* Understands and complies with Information Security responsibilities commensurate with this advertised role including Data Protection and the duty of confidentiality
Blake Morgan is committed to adopting Smart Working practices, where appropriate in the context of business needs, and empowering colleagues to maximise their performance. Whilst we strive to ensure consistency of approach across the firm, there will inevitably be some differences in working practices across our business groups and business support functions. We consider each colleague's personal preferences, working styles and development needs when deciding the best arrangements to suit our clients and colleagues. A typical approach would be a blend of working in your usual office, working from another Blake Morgan office, working from a client's office and working from home. A Guide to getting the most out of Smart Working Policy is available for our colleagues. You will be a core part of the team and able to access the technology, support, training and resources you require. Our lawyer teams are also well supported by our Business Services, Finance, HR, IT and Risk functions.
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Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full-service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast region. We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements. Our clients are commercial businesses, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.
Our business groups are:
Banking and Finance
Business Support Services
Commercial and Charities
Commercial Recoveries and Travel
Employment, Pensions, Benefits & Immigration
Our office locations and details of how to reach them are found here.
How to Apply
Please apply on our website through our Online Portal.
Closing Date: Within two months from date of posting but please note we are continually reviewing applications so we would recommend applying sooner rather than later.
Interviews: The interview process will start as soon as suitable candidates have been identified. We will notify you in advance if you are required to carry out a drafting exercise/skills test as part of the interview process.
If you have any questions, please email Rob Brown at email@example.com or telephone on 023 8085 7441.
Please note that we are currently only accepting CVs from direct applicants.
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