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Assistant Legal and DP Officer (O910102)

Douglas, Isle of Man

Assurance & Insurance

£20000 - £25000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Overview

Our leading Douglas-based Financial Services Client is seeking an Assistant Legal and Data Protection Officer to join their Business Risk Management Team.

Role Profile

The Assistant Legal and Data Protection Officer (DPO) is an important role because it will provide fundamental support to the team who will ensure that the Group is compliant with all applicable data protection laws and regulations, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and the team who are responsible for supporting the board to effectively direct and control the business.

Legal and DPO Regulatory and Statutory Responsibilities

  • Provide support where required to interpret regulations and ensuring that the business complies with data protection legal, ethical and regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions of operation
  • Proactive monitoring of changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking action accordingly
  • Implementing the systems that ensure that the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements
  • Contact point for the ICO and leading the Group's response to any regulatory investigation or request for information
  • Provide support with drafting and maintaining appropriate Data Protection policies and procedures. Support with related audits where required
  • Supporting the Group's data incident response teams
  • Processing and co-ordination and response to all subject access requests
  • Support with legal investigations as required
  • Support to update and roll-out of training to all staff to raise awareness of Data Protection and foster a data privacy culture within the Group
  • To maintain suitable legal records and management information
  • Assist with preparation and filing the statutory forms in a timely manner in each jurisdiction
  • Assist with updating of the company registers and maintaining the corporate files

Corporate Insurance Arrangements

  • Support as required with the management of the corporate insurance arrangements

Strategic Projects

  • Provide support for key strategic projects as required

Key Contribution Area Team and Culture

  • Take personal responsibility for agreeing clear objectives which reflect and support the delivery of the business plan
  • Take personal responsibility for the identification and implementation of a personal development plan of training needs
  • Proactively monitor and manage own performance through regular reviews / appraisals with Line Manager
  • Personally support the Group Risk Director to implement the company-wide Risk Target Operating Model
  • Flexibility and support other members of the team as required - lives and breathes, believes in and supports team culture, displays behaviours and values
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company's core values
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of the fair treatment of customers and be risk aware

Person Profile

  • Degree level education
  • Knowledge of Data Protection legislation, in particular GDPR
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Some commercial experience with experience in the financial services sector, particular the life and investment sectors
  • Experience of working in a business going through continuous upgrading, change and growth
  • Understanding of market knowledge and regulations/legislation within industry, ideally from the financial services sector

Personal Qualities

  • Problem Solving Analyses situations, identifies solutions and presents complex problems in a clear manner, good numerical skills
  • Influencing and interpersonal Develops sustainable relationships, articulates information well, deals with stakeholders with humility, diplomacy and respect
  • Adaptable Enjoys new challenges, embraces change, resolves conflict, flexible support to the wider team
  • Results Driven Organises resources, establishes priorities, puts planning and governance structures in place, establishes risks
  • Reliable - delivers on commitments and upholds standards and principles
  • Organisational - meticulous attention to detail, organisational and time management skills and a genuine interest in business
  • Excellent computing, secretarial, team working and written/verbal communication skills are also important

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