Legal Counsel - Privacy
As a Legal Counsel, you will help to develop and deliver strategic risk-based advice to stakeholders across Centrica and help ensure we comply with our obligations under privacy and data-related laws.
The variety of the privacy-related work means that as a Legal Counsel, you'll need to be able to exhibit a highly flexible and inquisitive approach to how you deliver privacy and data protection work.
You should be confident managing a diverse set of stakeholders, be able to prioritise effectively and deliver high quality privacy work. You will have a strong understanding of UK Data Protection Act 2018, the UK GDPR, the EU GDPR and the UK PECR and ICO Data Sharing Code.
Assist in the creation, maintenance and implementation of policies, processes and data inventories relating to processing of data
Deliver privacy and data protection support across the business including advising on data breach or security incidents
Assist the Head of Legal - Privacy and the Group Data Protection Officer (DPO) to drive greater awareness of data privacy across Centrica group companies and act as deputy DPO
Support our Commercial Legal, Procurement, and the InfoSec teams in the UK in reviewing, negotiating and advising on various types of data protection agreements
Assist the Head of Legal - Privacy and the Group DPO to oversee the data privacy risk framework which assesses and mitigates risk in all areas across the Group
Keep informed of industry-specific laws and regulations and ensure that appropriate risk management strategies are in place
Develop strong stakeholder relationships and networks within the function to support the delivery of objectives and the management of risk
Professionally Qualified lawyer with demonstrable relevant experience
Experience of drafting contracts and negotiating data protection agreements
Experience in developing policy and privacy compliance training would be an advantage
A strong working knowledge of the UK GDPR, UK DPA and the PECR and a good understanding of other major privacy and data protection frameworks
Confident in interpretating and advising on regulatory and compliance requirements
A good comprehension of information technology and data management systems i.e. One-Trust would be beneficial
Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven experience in relationship building and partnering with stakeholders
Experience of working in a consumer facing, regulated industry and an understanding of wider regulatory pressures