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Data Protection Officer

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15 Sep 2021

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The Group Data Protection Officer will be the main point of contact across the business for any queries related to Data Protection, GDPR and privacy across the Group. The role will oversee Quintessentially (UK) Limited's own data sets, as well as providing support to secure personal data across the Quintessentially international hubs and Partner Offices.


  • Act as the subject matter expert for all UK, EU, and International Data Protection queries, ensuring Quintessentially adheres to all privacy laws
  • Take the lead in all issues and matters relating to GDPR
  • Inform and advise the Company of its rights, obligations and responsibilities pursuant to any Applicable Laws, Regulations and Standards
  • Implement process to ensure all information across the group is held in compliance with current and proposed Data Protection legislation and policies across all Quintessentially's jurisdiction
  • Act as the formal point of contact with UK regulator and, where applicable, international equivalent
  • Generate policy and procedures that meet Data Protection and Privacy laws standards in relation to regulations and standards
  • Act as the lead contact, for all Quintessentially's jurisdictions, in regards to local data protection regulators (i.e. ICO, CNIL etc.) and investigations
  • Manage all inquiries relating to data protection practices, rights, withdrawal of consent, the right to be forgotten and all related privacy issues
  • Ensure data sets containing personal information are managed and have effective controls in place
  • Shall provide advice when requested with regards to the Data Protection impact assessment (DPIA) and monitor its performance as required by the applicable laws
  • Manage Quintessentially's PCI DSS compliance programs and act as main contact with external auditors (where applicable)


Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:30pm


  • Professional data protection audit qualifications (ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, QSA etc.) or equivalent work experience
  • Expert knowledge and application of compliance within the UK, and EU Data Protection (GDPR) and privacy laws
  • Excellent understanding of PCI DSS in relation to a Service Provider
  • Previous exposure to working in B2B and B2C environments dealing with large client data sets
  • Proven track record in support large scale transformation related to GDPR
  • Exposure to working in a matrix organisation
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence upwards
  • Takes a pragmatic approach to data privacy
  • Strong problem solver and relationship builder
  • Willing to travel to Quintessentially's international offices and international Partner Offices
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