Legal Counsel - Data Protection

March Personnel
Chertsey, Surrey
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Counsel – Data Protection

Purpose of the Role...
To work within the Europe Office Legal and Compliance Team to provide advice on regulatory/ compliance matter, focussing on data protection.

Key Responsibilities...
Provision of prompt and detailed legal advice in relation to legal questions and documentation

The work will span delivering advice on data protection law issues to the company and Europe Office teams (“EO”), as well as providing advice on other relevant compliance / regulatory matters from time to time to assist the wider team.

More particularly the role will include:
• Advising on applicable data protection issues arising in relation to EO projects and initiatives;
• Advising and working on relevant data protection structures to ensure data protection compliance, including engaging in dialogue with HQ and the other company subsidiaries across Europe;
• Assisting with research on legal issues, case law and legislative developments;
• Providing training to the business on compliance matters; (v) assisting with the provision of practical guidance to the business on policies and procedures.

Key Competencies/Characteristics...

• Candidates are expected to be patient, pragmatic, flexible, good communicators, detail focused, culturally aware/ sensitive and be able to explain legal issues in clear terms that are easily understood.
• They need to be able to work under their own initiative although the role is to function and be integrated within a small and close knit legal team.
• They need to understand and be committed to working within an “in-house” legal environment.
• They need to have excellent drafting and analytical skills. Finally, they need to be able to work/communicate with, influence and provide guidance to individuals at all levels of the organisation.
• The candidate must be a qualified solicitor. The role would suit candidates with 4 – 6 years PQE, although all candidates with relevant experience are invited to apply.

To be successful in this role you ideally have:-

Candidates should have good academics and have trained at a top tier London or major provincial firm. They need to have a good overall grasp of compliance issues, particularly data protection and ideally have experience of advising global consumer products brands. In-house experience is desirable, although not required.

Please note your CV will be reviewed against the vacancy criteria and we will contact you within one week if we wish to progress your application any further.

March Recruitment Ltd is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy and is an equal opportunities employer