Data Protection Consultant

Job description

Why join us

You don’t join Mazars by coincidence, you choose Mazars: a global school of excellence where you will be challenged to develop and grow. Progression is tied to education, empowering you to match your career to your aspirations both within and outside our firm. We expect your contribution to what Mazars and our clients do next and reward your ingenuity. Come and write the rest of (y)our story with us – you’ll make friends along the way too.

Mazars, the smart choice.

About Mazars

Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and Consulting. Operating in over 90 countries and territories around the world, we draw on the expertise of 40,400 professionals – 24,400 in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients of all sizes at every stage in their development.

The Position

We wish to appoint a Data Protection expert at the early stage of their management career in our Consulting Division. The candidate will work with a team that delivers a range of privacy and data protection consulting services, the role will include working on client sites as part of our outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) service, delivering data protection impact assessments, legitimate interest assessments and other General Data Protection Regulation advisory services, Outsourced DPO service. This is an exciting opportunity to become involved in a rapidly growing area in professional services. The successful candidates will be part of a strong privacy consulting team working in a dynamic and ever-changing technical environment.

Main Responsibilities

The responsibilities and key requirements will be reflective of the level of experience of candidates.

  • Simultaneously working with multiple client engagements of varying size, scope and complexity
  • Providing advice to clients on data protection, GDPR compliance and other privacy related matters
  • Supporting all aspects of client engagement from scope definition to delivery
    • Conducting scoping meetings and developing tailored solution project plans for clients
    • Oversight of fieldwork including management, guidance and review of junior staff
    • Drafting plans and reports including proposed solutions and recommendations
    • Conducting day to day DPO activities to support the accountability principle
  • Concisely summarising the results of analysis undertaken (verbal and written)
  • Contributing to the management of client engagements using project management skills
  • Identifying challenges, risks, problems and opportunities
  • Liaising and maintaining contact with staff at all levels of client organisations
  • Contributing to the development and training of staff
  • Contributing to the continued development of the privacy consultancy
  • Supporting business development, including preparation of proposals and tender responses

Job requirements

  • A genuine interest in practically helping organisations meet their objectives while protecting individuals right to privacy
  • Demonstrable strong ability to build client relationships, engage with clients and communicate practically and clearly
  • Ability to analyse complex information and identify key and relevant points, including communicating in a relevant and easy to understand manner.
  • Understanding of data protection law and regulation and how to apply it within the business.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience, at least three of which are in providing privacy advice, consultancy or delivering solutions, either within a large organisation or to a variety of smaller organisations; 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven success in team management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Good personal organisation, self-motivation and project management skills.
  • Experience of information security and technology would be a benefit