Within the professional services environment, the application of risk management procedures is fundamental to the successful delivery of our client services and promotion of our brand. Risk management encompasses the technical support and processes which underpin the delivery of service quality, contain the threat of litigation, limit damage to our reputation and seek to achieve full fee recovery.
The Central Risk Management team is responsible for supporting the UK firm in the execution of and compliance with Global, Regional and local risk management policies and procedures, including financial crime, data protection and the development, maintenance, communication and training of key RM policies, providing advice on complex risk matters and monitoring the application of these policies. The team consists of a Risk Partner, a Financial Crime Director, a Risk Director, Data Protection Officer and supporting managers and associates.
With the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (and its implementation into UK legislation via the UK Data Protection Act 2018), data protection is an area of increased risk for the firm. The law has been modernised and strengthened and the penalties have increased and, as a result, the central DP team is looking to build up its compliance function. The imminent departure of the UK from the European Union also has data protection implications for the firm. The opportunity
There is a vacancy at manager level for a data protection professional to support the UK Data Protection Officer (DPO) and the business in complying with all relevant DP legislation. Your key responsibilities
You will enjoy a challenging workload, supporting the business via the prompt delivery of pragmatic, adaptable and commercial legal and compliance advice. You will ensure the firm's compliance with applicable privacy legislation, currently the EU General Data Protection Regulation; the Data Protection Act 2018; and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
You will be specifically responsible for:
Skills and attributes for success
- Leading on the development and deployment of compliance monitoring processes;
- Drafting and updating internal policies and procedures;
- Delivering training and awareness across the UK firm; and
- Providing advice to the firm's service lines on data protection matters;
- Advising on complex and high-risk data protection issues arising out of frontline compliance matters, such as data subject requests, potential data incidents, privacy impact assessments and compliance 'health checks'; and
- Implementation of the EY Global Privacy Framework within the UK firm.
To qualify for the role you must have
- Ability to provide clear and practical advice and support with a high degree of professionalism;
- Strong team player with excellent negotiation and communication skills;
- Proven ability to establish and maintain a high degree of confidentiality, respect, trust and credibility at all levels;
- Ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks and projects;
- Ability to remain calm, controlled and resilient in a fast and pressurised environment; and
- Commercial acumen.
Ideally, you'll also have
- Approximately 5 years previous experience of quality, risk management and compliance processes, with strong data protection knowledge
What we look for
- CIPP/E, ISEB Certificate or equivalent Data Privacy qualification
You will be an experienced Data Protection practitioner with the ability to work within a complex matrix organisation.Qualifications: What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
- Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
- Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
- The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance. About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. Please note
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