Legal Director/General Counsel - Data Protection SME

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£80000 - £100000 per annum + Good Package
28 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Tom Bagley
Full time
Contract type

Job Title: Legal Director/General Counsel

Salary: £80k (Negotiable DOE)

Location: Yorkshire

My client, a leading institution in the Financial Services sector, are looking to hire a Legal Director to lead a small to medium sized team of solicitors, whilst leading on some important regulatory initiatives.

The chosen candidates will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing all legal aspects and assessing risk exposure for the business from a legal perspective.
  • Acting as strategic and legal sounding board for the Senior Leadership Team
  • Responsible for the negotiation and issue of complex commercial contracts and accountable for all activity within the team
  • Lead/assist in the implementation of projects, including the appointment of external solicitors, drafting and negotiating documentation and providing advice on processes/to senior management, as required.
  • Carry out the function of DPO for the business in order that they remain compliant with the legislation.
  • Ensure that Data Protection registrations are up to date and adequately describe the activities undertaken
  • Draft all necessary policies, standards and guidelines in respect of Data Protection related matters.
  • To maintain up-to-date, compliant, enforceable financial product documentation, reflecting business requirements

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • Retail FS experience in a legal capacity
  • Qualified Solicitor
  • Significant experience in a regulatory legal field
  • Experience of drafting, reviewing and agreeing commercial contracts

Please contact Tom Bagley, Recruitment Consultant - In House, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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