Job description

  • Location:
  • Employee Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Department:
    IWI Compliance
  • Division:
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Data Privacy Manager (12 month Fixed Term Contract) (3417)

We're one of the UK's leading investment management companies, with responsibility for over £33.9 billion of client assets. We've worked closely with clients and their trusted advisers for many years and gained a unique understanding of the specific needs of our clients.

Investec Wealth & Investment seeks to deliver exceptional levels of customer service and has been trusted to meet the needs of private investors for almost 200 years. But our eyes are focused on your future

Right now we're a team of 1500+ dedicated professionals located across 15 sites in the UK. We're looking to strengthen our team and need you to come on board and make a difference.

Role: Data Privacy Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Agnostic

What does the team do?

The Data Protection Act (2018) requires data controllers (such as IW&I) to adopt organisational and technical measures to meet their various data protection obligations, and be able to demonstrate that they have done so.

It is vital that IW&I's efforts to not only meet but also maintain compliance with data protection laws, which are properly co-ordinated by staff with suitable expertise, who are supported by the organisational structure they work in. Implementation and maintenance of privacy-supporting measures, appropriate records keeping, regular audits of compliance, and responses to privacy-relevant events (such as change requests, subject access requests and data breaches) should all be co-ordinated via a suitably staffed and supported office.

What does the role involve?

We are seeking an experienced Data Privacy Manager to join the business on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. The Data Privacy Manager will support the Data Protection Officer to embed and manage the data protection framework for effective management of data protection risks across IW&I UK, including the following duties:

  • Managing the day to day data protection queries, informing and advising the business in conjunction with the DPO about its obligations to comply with data protection law.
  • Conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments and advising on high risk processing activities.
  • Ensuring data subject access requests are dealt with promptly and in compliance with data protection law.
  • Managing the data breach risk event process and advising the business on an appropriate cause of action.
  • Monitoring the business' compliance with data protection law and its privacy framework, including awareness-raising and training of employees.
  • Keeping the business Records of Processing up to date, as required.
  • Liaising with legal counsel to ensure contracts with clients and third parties have the relevant data protection clauses, where required.

What do we need you to have to be successful in this role?

A proven track record in:

  • Managing and providing subject matter expert advice on data protection and privacy matters  .
  • Aligning business practices to Data Protection Legislation, including both the GDPR and the broader UK/European Data Protection frameworks.
  • Demonstrable experience of assessing and advising on the impact of data protection risks and actions required to address impact.
  • Engaging with different stakeholders across multiple disciplines and mind-sets, from Operations to Legal, Compliance, Security and IT, adapting flexibly as required.
  • Familiarity with principles of Information Security and how they relate to Data Protection.

One or more of the following are preferred:

  • Practitioner certificate in Data Privacy/Protection or equivalent.
  • CIPP/E or equivalent certification showing familiarity with European Data Protection Legislation.
  • CIPM or equivalent certification showing familiarity with principles of Privacy Programme Management.


Meet the recruiter

Charmaine Bannerman

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