Senior Data Protection Advisor

We are recruiting for a Senior Data Protection Advisor, with proven expertise and experience in relation to data protection compliance, to join our Data Protection and Cyber-Risk team. This is an opportunity to join a well-established, but innovative company, with a collaborative, team-oriented culture. We focus on having a positive impact on society, including public sector organisations addressing complex societal challenges. This is a high-growth position, with opportunities to inform strategy and grow into a leadership role as the service matures.

The candidate should have an excellent working knowledge of European data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and good organisational skills to support data protection improvement and project management for clients

(Please follow our application process to be considered for this role)

Key responsibilities:

Leading and managing the execution of client services including:

  • Leading strategic business development initiatives, including building strategic relationships and developing proposals and bids within the target sector(s)
  • Providing outsourced DPO and DPO Assist services to clients, including tasks such as developing consent and privacy notices, managing SARs and guiding clients through personal data breaches
  • Fulfilling data protection compliance requirements 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
  • Supporting the continued growth and maturity of the service and the team, through service improvement initiatives and managing junior staff
  • Writing briefs for clients on relevant topic areas, including newsletter pieces and other outreach material
  • Managing client relationships, including ensuring high quality of service and client satisfaction, growing our services with the client
Skills and experience:
  • Thorough working knowledge of Irish or UK and EU data protection legislation (including GDPR); knowledge of national data protection legislation
  • Ability to analyse legislative requirements and translate these into organisational practices and solutions
  • Experience with business development, client relationship management and service improvement
  • Experience in a leadership position, managing junior staff members
  • Project management skills, a proven track record of leading projects to successful completion
  • 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

Location: Ireland
Salary: (€60,000 – €70,000) Commensurate with experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

In return, you get:
  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • A positive and supportive environment

To Apply please submit both your CV and a cover letter linking your experience to our requirements in order to have your application considered. References will be required prior to appointment. We will process applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled, hence we suggest to apply early.

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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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.

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.

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