Within the professional services
environment, the application of risk management procedures is fundamental to the successful
delivery of our client services and promotion of our brand. Risk management encompasses the
technical support and processes which underpin the delivery of service quality, contain the
threat of litigation, limit damage to our reputation and achieve full fee
At Ernst & Young ("EY"), the Risk Management
(RM) group is responsible for the promotion and support of risk management within the business.
RM's aim is to uphold our business standards, maintain and enhance the value of the firm, and
ensure that the UK&I firm complies with the rules and regulations imposed either by external
regulators or by Ernst & Young Global in relation to the conduct of our business.
There is a vacancy at manager level for a
data protection lawyer to support the UK Data Protection Officer (DPO) and the business in
complying with all relevant DP legislation.
You will enjoy a challenging workload,
supporting the business via the prompt delivery of pragmatic, adaptable and commercial legal and
compliance advice. You will ensure the firm’s compliance with applicable privacy
legislation, currently the EU General Data Protection Regulation; the Data Protection Act 2018;
and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
You will be specifically responsible
Advising, drafting and negotiating data protection terms
within contracts, master service agreements, complex framework agreements and
Providing legal advice to the firm’s service lines, in
>The privacy implications of new and
emerging technologies and services;
>The rights of data subjects, notably
within the employment context;
>the implications of upcoming legislative
and political developments, such as Brexit and the e-Privacy Regulation;
- Reviewing and updating internal policies
- Responding to queries from the business
on data protection; and
- Implementation of the EY Global Privacy
Framework within the UK firm.
Skills and attributes for
- Ability to provide clear and practical
legal advice and support with a high degree of professionalism;
- Strong team player with excellent
negotiation and communication skills;
- Proven ability to establish and maintain a
high degree of confidentiality, respect, trust and credibility at all levels;
- Ability to plan, organise and prioritise
tasks and projects;
- Ability to remain calm, controlled and
resilient in a fast and pressurised environment; and
To qualify for the role you must
- Approximately 5 or more years of
post-qualification legal experience, with strong data protection knowledge
Ideally, you’ll also
- CIPP/E, ISEB Certificate or equivalent
Data Privacy qualification
What we look for
You will be an experienced Data Protection
lawyer with the ability to work within a complex matrix organisation.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive
remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our
comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career
development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays,
health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and
promotions. Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s
right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are
happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for
our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your
career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals
can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible
working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory
services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a
better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training,
opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you
stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to
provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The
information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your
candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and
implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you
to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better
working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness
. We ask because it matters!
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria
above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.