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Data Protection Specialist

West Yorkshire, Leeds
Closing date
16 Nov 2020

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A fairly unique opportunity has arisen for a Data Protection Specialist to join an award-winning, cutting-edge firm in Leeds.

Working in a rapidly growing and dynamic area of law you will act as a key member of the firm's data, cyber & information law team, providing data protection support to clients.

As a Data Protection Specialist your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Providing GDPR, DPA, e-Privacy consultancy
  • Providing Data Protection training
  • Assisting solicitors and counsel to prepare court cases
  • Managing data subject access and freedom on information requests
  • Advising on and undertaking data-related risk assessments

Whilst it would be ideal if you also had some cyber security experience this is not critical, however, the data protection is experience is. They are really quite open as to where you may have gained your experience and whilst it could be from within a law firm, the firm is also happy to consider candidates who have spent some time in industry or with a consultancy as they are keen to recruit someone who is practical and results orientated rather than just someone who can quote the law.

Ideally you will hold a recognised data protection/ information governance qualification and at least 3 years practical experience. This is a full-time permanent role and a great opportunity to develop your career in all aspects of data protection law within a team and firm that are growing at an impressive pace.

Our consultants are experts in legal recruitment, with our strength deriving from the simple fact that we are well-known, well-respected and have developed long-standing bonds with both our clients and candidates. Having been established in the sector for over two decades, we have become an authority on all aspects of legal recruitment, allowing us be the first line of the process for our clients. To hear more about this role please contact Rachel Birkinshaw or another member of our private practice team.


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

  • Leeds Tel: 0113 245 3338
  • Manchester Tel: 0161 831 6890
  • Midlands Tel: 0845 241 5644
  • London Tel: 203 440 5628
Contact Us
  • Vantage Point
  • Hardman Street
  • Manchester
  • M3 3HF
  • United Kingdom
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