Senior Privacy Lawyer

Sellick Partnership (Legal) Limited
England, London
Up to £1000 per day + + flexible working arrangements
Closing date
8 Mar 2021

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Practice area
Risk and compliance
7 years+, Partner
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Senior Privacy Lawyer - Central Government

Up to £1000 per day (Umbrella)

About the Role:

We have an excellent opportunity to join a Central Government Legal Team as a Senior Privacy Lawyer. The position is for a minimum of 6 months with a possible extension and is working at the forefront of an important Central Government Project.

The Senior Privacy Lawyer will own and keep under constant review the client's data protection compliance arrangements to include updating policies and guidance, centralising processes and putting in place robust, time-bound remedial plans where necessary.

Key Requirements for the Senior Privacy Lawyer:

The successful candidate for this Data Privacy Lawyer role will have:

  • 10 years + post UK qualified experience (Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent)
  • Excellent academics credentials (minimum 2:1)
  • Expertise in global and European data protection laws and practices and an in-depth understanding of the GDPR
  • A deep knowledge of data privacy, data handling and data classification
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and online research tools
  • Experience of conducting data privacy compliance reviews and audits
  • Experience negotiating complex data processing agreements
  • Government Law is desirable but not essential

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate for this Data Privacy Lawyer role will be required to:

  • Own and keep under constant review the clients data protection compliance arrangements to include updating policies and guidance, centralising processes and putting in place robust, time-bound remedial plans where necessary
  • Develop awareness and communications at all levels within the global firm
  • Identify and mitigate potential privacy and data protection-related risks
  • Develop and maintain relevant data privacy policies and training
  • Ensure compliance with data protection requirements
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the privacy and data protection implications.
  • Oversee data protection audits and reviews

On Offer

  • Access to unique central government work
  • Collaborative working environment
  • Flexible and remote working options
  • Central London location
  • Potential for a long contract

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Mark Bladen in our London office for a confidential discussion on 0203 997 9255/

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.


About Sellick Partnership - Top legal recruiter in the UK
Our Legal Recruitment Consultants are market specialists and highly experienced in sourcing and placing high-calibre locum, contract and permanent legal professionals across the UK. Founded in 2004, our Legal team are considered one of the best in the country and are highly knowledgeable in their specialist markets. Our Legal Recruitment Consultants place legal professionals on a nation-wide basis across a range of disciplines and roles and across all sectors including: 

  • Public Sector & Not-for-Profit legal roles
  • In-House legal roles
  • Private Practice legal roles

We recruit paralegals right up to legal director/legal executive level across all areas of law including, but not limited to the below:

  • Childcare Law
  • Housing Law
  • Civil Litigation Jobs
  • Adult Social Care
  • Property Law
  • Planning Law
  • Commercial Contracts jobs
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection Lawyer jobs
  • Freedom of Information

For our clients, we offer a tailored approach to recruitment services which is based on the needs of your organisation. We take the time to get to know you and your organisation, and ensure we support you at every step of the way to secure high-calibre candidates every time.

For our candidates, we regularly partner with legal chambers to hold CPD training events to help you keep abreast of industry news and topical issues. These events are a great way of networking and learning new skills that you can use as you progress through your career. Our team of expert Legal Consultants are always available - from CV advice and interview techniques to a general conversation about what is happening in the market currently, we can help you make your next career move and find the best role for you. 

With in-depth sector knowledge, an extensive network of clients and high-calibre legal professionals plus an unrivalled name in the market, we are best placed to support your recruitment needs. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you. 

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