Data Protection Consultant in Phoenix Group at Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Part Time

Website Phoenix Group

This listing is about Phoenix Group in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Job Description

Salary: Competitive (depending on experience), on target bonus 16% up to 32% + range of excellent flexible benefits

Job Type: Permanent

Job Contact: Shanice Morgan

Closing Date: 1st April 2022

Locations: London, Birmingham or Edinburgh

We support hybrid and flexible ways of working, and would welcome discussion on how we can enable you to thrive in your role. There may be a requirement to meet, engage and collaborate with team members or stakeholders at our offices for business purposes at particular times which would be discussed with you .

We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creative and inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our customers and clients

We’re currently recruiting for a Data Protection Consultant to join our Data Protection team to provide advice, independent opinion and assurance and promote informed decision making and controlled risk-taking that improves customer outcomes and delivers long term value for shareholders. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a FTSE 100 company in the financial sector.

We aspire to be a high performing, engaged, inclusive and diverse Data Protection team, working together in a collegiate and supportive working environment. Acting with integrity and empowered to challenge and take ownership of our actions. Making a real difference to customers and employees by delivering on the trust that their data will be used ethically and securely

We welcome discussion on how we can work flexibly to enable you to thrive in your role. Whilst we have some flexibility on location there would be a requirement to meet, engage and collaborate with stakeholders at our office hubs on a regular basis and as the work requires. This may be typically 1 to 2 days a week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a point of contact for all areas of the Group for the provision of advice relating to compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018, UK GDPR & EU General Data Protection Regulation, Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and all associated legislation and guidance.
  • Devise, implement and maintain the data protection policies, guidelines, training and associated materials for the Group to identify, manage, monitor and report on the regulatory data protection risks that the Group is exposed to.
  • Produce relevant Data Protection MI and communicate the risk position through relevant risk governance reporting.
  • Promote data protection compliance within the organisation through building effective two way relationships across the Group, understanding business needs and supporting the embedding of a strong DP culture.
  • Actively manage the oversight and assurance of, and build closer working relationships with, strategic and critical suppliers.
  • Develop, undertake and report line 2 oversight assurance activity in a timely manner.
  • Manage data protection incidents including the regulatory notifiable events, liaising with the regulator as appropriate and ensuring that the business takes a risk-based and compliant approach to remediation.
  • Oversee the response to subject access requests, data protection complaints, queries and privacy impact assessments to ensure they are managed effectively across the Group;
  • Oversee the Group’s response to key pieces of data protection legislation or the moving regulatory and threat landscape and co-ordinate and communicate the response, as required.


What We’re Looking For

  • Proven in-depth Data Protection experience & detailed knowledge of Data Protection Act 2018, Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and General Data Protection Regulation and all associated legislation and guidance.
  • Experience in national, international and European data protection laws and practices including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR.
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels
  • Proactive, flexible with lateral thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organisational and management skills
  • Strong team player with a collaborative approach


  • Legal qualification or Data Protection qualification, ISEB qualification in data protection or CIPP/E or equivalent.

What We Offer

Bring your ‘whole self’, skills and dedication to the Phoenix Group and we’ll recognise your effort, support your development and help to drive your ambition. We’ll ensure you’re rewarded for your contribution with a competitive package that includes an attractive pension, annual bonus potential, private medical insurance, generous holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity and adoption leave and a range of other financial services and lifestyle flexible benefits.

Join us and you join a unique organisation. It’s not just the 14 million policyholders we serve, or the £300 billion of assets we look after. Or that we’re a FTSE 100 company that has been listed as one of the UK’s Top Employers for nine years running. It’s our talented, inclusive and diverse workforce that makes us a success. We offer flexible working opportunities ensuring we attract and retain the very best of talent. Find out about more about our people’s stories, our values and our commitment to diversity.

Key Competencies

  • Balance Risk

The ability to focus on and manage risk for Standard Life and our customers.

  • Build Relationships

Building partnerships, networks and relationships.

  • Consultancy Expertise

Provides consulting support, advice and guidance in a particular field of expertise to internal colleagues at all levels. Identifies and analyses requirements and proposes solutions to meet the need.

  • Impact & Influence

Influencing others to achieve a positive impact. This includes communicating clearly, building support for ideas and having an impact on other people.

  • Laws, Regulations and Standards

Knowledge of specific regulations, legislation, governance and compliance requirements that impact a role, business area or Standard Life as a whole.

  • Managing Risk

Identify, assess, control and monitor risks. Make the right things happen first time, identify when things have not gone right and understand why, and recover the position.

  • Working Across Boundaries

Encouraging team work and collaboration and breaking down boundaries.

Interviews and Onboarding

As we begin to open up our office doors and move into our hybrid way of working our interviews can be held either remotely or in one of our office locations. You will be told in advance how and where this will take place. All of our Onboarding is managed remotely with the exception in obtaining your right to work documents. If you are successful in the role we will require you to visit your new office ahead of joining with us. This will be managed and organised by the hiring manager or nominated person.

We have in place a strong virtual support network to ensure new colleagues are supported and developed as they navigate their first few months with us

About Us

Phoenix Group is a member of the FTSE 100 index and is the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We specialise in the acquisition and management of Heritage life insurance and pension funds. We’ve businesses in the UK, Germany and Ireland and hold a broad range of both Heritage and Open products split across three key business segments: UK Heritage, UK Open and Europe. Our open business manufactures and underwrites new products and policies to support people saving for their future in areas such as workplace pensions and SIPPs, primary under the Standard Life brand. And we market corporate pension trustee services and manufacture products to be sold under other brands. Did you know Phoenix Life manufactures SunLife’s market leading Guaranteed Over 50’s plan? Find out more about Phoenix Group here.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

Company: Phoenix Group

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Job Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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