Data Protection Advisor


Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our teams include social scientists, data scientists, ethical, legal and human rights experts who work across the technology-social disciplinary divide. We apply rigorous, cutting-edge research when developing and assessing new technologies to ensure they achieve sustainable innovation and measurable impact.

Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs, through our commitment and passion for what we do. We work in an open and collaborative environment where the team culture provides support amongst peers and colleagues. Find out about our people and our culture, and see how our mission drives the projects we take on, the key data protection services we provide, and the technology products and supplementary services we develop.


Trilateral is recruiting for a Data Protection Advisor, with expertise and experience in relation to data protection compliance, to join our DPO team. The candidate should have sound knowledge of European data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), national data protection legislation and e-Privacy legislation.


Key responsibilities

Executing DPO support work and data protection compliance efforts required by clients including:

  • Providing outsourced DPO and DPO Assist services to clients and managing client relationships, including tasks such as developing consent and privacy notices, managing SARs and guiding clients through personal data breaches
  • Data protection compliance activities including data protection impact assessments, compliance audits, gap analyses, data mapping services to aid in addressing risk management issues and complying with data protection requirements
  • Writing briefs for clients on relevant topic areas, including newsletter pieces and other outreach material
  • Attending and presenting at client meetings, as required
  • Business development tasks, including developing proposals and bids for new projects


Skills and experience

  • An LLM or other relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Thorough working knowledge of UK or Irish and EU data protection legislation (including GDPR); knowledge of national data protection legislation for the US or other EU countries is a plus
  • Knowledge and proven experience in the areas of some or all of the following:
    • data protection,
    • data privacy,
    • data governance,
    • auditing, compliance,
    • information security and/or
    • risk management
  • Ability to analyse legislative requirements and translate these into organisational practices and solutions
  • Awareness of information systems and databases to determine how processes need to be developed
  • Project management skills, a proven track record of leading projects to successful completion
  • Proven client management skills and experience
  • Experience working with healthcare or public sector organisations is preferred but not essential
  • CIPP/E or other data protection or information security compliance certifications preferred
  • 1 to 3 years of post-degree experience

References are required, and the salary offered will be commensurate with education and professional experience.


Location: London UK, Waterford IE or other UK/IE locations (remote working options available)

Hours: Full-Time/Part-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contract Type: Fixed Term or Permanent


In return, you get:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

To apply, please send your CV to:  All applications should be marked specifically as “application for Data Protection Advisor”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.


At Trilateral Research, we value privacy and data protection rights. We have a longstanding data protection culture and promote robust ethical standards in data management and research ethics. Please read our Privacy Notice in relation to our recruitment activities before submitting your application to work with us.

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