GDPR contractors for an international payments company - London

12 month contract

This is a fast growing company and the job is based in Canary Wharf. There are offices around the world and processing operations in Europe, Canada and the USA. Occasional international travel may be required. You will be working with an established team of privacy professionals who will provide coaching and support as necessary.

The objective of these roles is to prepare for the GDPR in a fast-moving commercial environment and keep business running as usual in a team led by a Group Privacy Officer and Deputy. These roles have been structured to ensure that the successful candidates will be embedded in the business.

The persons appointed will lead work streams to ensure that company policies and standards will be embedded globally across all group companies, and provide pragmatic and risk-based advice to business units, for example, on marketing initiatives. The job will also involve Data Protection guidance and training to all staff, monitoring compliance with DP standards and liaising with Internal Audit.

The scope of the job will also include:

  1. conducting Privacy/Data Protection Impact Assessments
  2. investigating and managing potential data breaches and data incidents
  3. handling complaints and queries from Data Subjects and provide guidance to the Compliance team in handling Subject Access Requests
  4. establishing and managing Privacy Champions across group offices
  5. providing advice on projects and acting as a key point of contact for Data Protection issues
  6. reviewing and advising on DPA clauses in customer terms and supplier contracts, and
  7. advising on the privacy requirements for the company’s new data warehouse system


Key Requirements and Experience

  • Proven experience of operating as a Privacy Officer/Manager
  • Significant practical experience in the area of data privacy and protection in both the UK and ideally other countries, preferably within an international organisation
  • Pragmatic and risk-based approach and experience
  • Personal qualities necessary for a role at this level.


  • Professional privacy qualifications, such as IAPP CIPP /E, CIPM or ISEB DPA
  • Post graduate certification in one or more of data privacy, legal, compliance, information technology desirable
  • Candidates without legal qualifications are welcome, but all candidates must have strong data privacy knowledge and experience, with a strong academic background
  • Candidates with knowledge of IT systems, technology infrastructure and data governance as well as Privacy knowledge are welcome. But these are Privacy roles, advising on data protection laws and their implementation, not Infosec roles. 

Competitive daily rate. For a more detailed job description, e-mail K’an Thomas, General Manager, at