Accenture Legal Counsel - Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy in GBR, United Kingdom

Title: Legal Counsel - Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Job Number: 00495165

Role: Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy Location: London Travel: Minimal travel Introduction: Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services. Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference. Key Responsibilities The role will focus on Accenture’s internal compliance and governance in (i) providing subject matter expertise and support to corporate functions globally in respect of data privacy, data security, legal compliance, risk management and privacy by design and (ii) managing and supporting the governance of Accenture’s global DP program, including policies, training and awareness, international transfers strategy and external relations. Act as expert on data privacy issues for topics related to HR, procurement, finance, marketing, IT Security, IT, recruitment and any other business or corporate functions as needed. Serve as a primary point of contact for all data privacy compliance support requests relating to assigned topics or functions. Work with global DP team to implement and/or improve on tools and processes in the review of new internal projects and "privacy by design" methodology. Provide advice and participate in company response to data privacy and security incidents and subsequent notifications to individuals and regulators. Participate in data privacy audit and monitoring activities. Support the Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy (Policy & Governance) to propose, design and implement policies, guidance, procedures and rules in support of the definition of our global DP program, and of regular program updates, and ensure the DP team’s regular reporting. Develop and maintain our DP training and awareness strategy and training material on assigned topics; provide training as needed. Maintain and update our international data transfers strategy, including implementation of our Binding Corporate Rules and similar tools. In close cooperation with the Government Relations team, monitor and report on legal changes, including new laws and regulatory guidance and enforcement, in the field of DP and in adjacent areas; keep abreast of technology trends and developments and their impact, and develop guidance for internal and external audiences. Qualifications: What skills & experience are we looking for? Demonstrated command of data privacy, data security, employment law and related laws and regulations; Demonstrated ability to identify, understand and assess trends, and curiosity for new technology; Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management and staff, work cross-culturally, and represent Accenture externally; Confidence and credibility in dealing with internal management, senior personnel at client and peer companies, data privacy regulators, and industry bodies; Highly motivated and proactive, with the ability to articulate company vision and policy, and to seek out areas of risk and priority; Ability to consistently apply good judgment; Builds and maintains a network of good working relationships both internally and externally; Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business; and Able to speak for the Company’s interests to both internal and external audiences What academic qualifications do you need? J.D. or equivalent; qualified lawyer or 5 years of experience with applied data privacy law. CIPP or comparable certifications, or willingness to obtain such, required. What’s in it for you? All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice! What are the next steps? If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply. About Accenture Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at . Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2017 Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. Job: Legal & Commercial Services