Data Protection Manager - Legal

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£50,000 - £60,000 per annum + Salary Dependent On
09 Feb 2024
11 Mar 2024
Employer Sector
Legal, Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company
Are you passionate about data protection, compliance, and risk management? My client, a well-established legal firm, seeks a data protection manager to join their dynamic team. As a hands-on professional, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring our organisation adheres to privacy regulations and safeguards sensitive information.

Your new role

  • Data Protection Compliance: Monitor and enforce compliance with data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Risk Assessment: Conduct risk assessments related to data processing activities, identifying vulnerabilities and recommending mitigation strategies.
  • Policy Development: Collaborate with legal and IT teams to develop and update data protection policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs): Lead PIAs for new projects and initiatives, assessing potential privacy risks.
  • Incident Response: Manage data breach incidents, ensuring timely reporting and appropriate corrective actions.
  • Training and Awareness: Educate staff on data protection best practices and promote a culture of privacy awareness.
  • Vendor Management: Evaluate third-party vendors for compliance with data protection requirements.
  • Records Management: Oversee data retention policies and practices.

What you'll need to succeed


  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Information Security, or related field.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification preferred.
  • Hands-On Approach: You're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and dive into the details.
  • Legal Knowledge: Familiarity with data protection laws, including GDPR.
  • Risk Management: Experience assessing and mitigating privacy risks.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly to diverse stakeholders.
  • Collaborative Team Player: Work closely with legal, IT, and compliance teams.
  • Attention to Detail: Ensure accuracy in data protection processes.
  • Problem-Solving: Analytical mindset to address privacy challenges effectively.

What you'll get in return


  • Staff bonuses based on the firm's financial performance
  • Generous pension, including the option for salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years service
  • Life assurance
  • Employee assistance programme

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