Data Protection Lead - 12 Month maternity cover

Chiswick/ Home based, West London  |  Head Office

Role Type
Fixed Term Contract
Salary Overview
Competitive Basic Salary and Excellent Benefits
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date


To undertake key responsibilities required by Harvey Nichols in its compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. This includes: ensuring all data asset registers are up to date; conducting data protection impact assessments; responding to business requests regarding the application of the legislation and monitoring compliance.

What you will be doing:

  • Oversee data subject access requests
  • Facilitate responding to alleged data breaches
  • Create and embed a Record of Processing Activities and Data Asset Register
  • Advise and support learning and development in the implementation of GDPR ways of working across the entire business
  • Conduct comprehensive Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Give advice and recommendations to the business about the interpretation or application of the data protection rules;
  • Handle queries or complaints on request by the business on the application of the Data Protection Act 2018;
  • Create, implement and embed policy and processes that support the implementation of the Data Protection Act 2018 in Harvey Nichols.
  • Implement controls based on the results of the Privacy Impact Assessments.
  •  Identify and mitigate risks associated with the processing of personal data.
  • Manage Data Protection Agreements with third party data processors.  

About your experience:

  • Strong prior experience as a Data Protection Lead/Manager.
  • Experience of developing and embedding a data privacy programme that ensures early and full business awareness and ownership of privacy risks.
  • Ability to translate technical and legal concepts to business areas.
  • Experience of influencing across business areas and working with key stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Expert knowledge of data protection law and practices, including:
    • Technical and organisational measures and procedures;
    • Privacy by design.
    • Industry specific knowledge in accordance with the sensitivity of the personal data processed;
  • The ability to carry out inspections, consultation, documentation and log file analysis.

A bit about you:

  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • High regard for attention to detail
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude to work
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

All your hard work, rewarded:

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

Flexible working
Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance

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