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

Title: Senior Legal Counsel - Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Job Number: 00495153

Role: Senior 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.

The Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy is a full time senior manager role filled by an experienced, expert data privacy professional. The role sits within Accenture’s Compliance and Ethics function in Legal and reports to the Senior Director, Global Data Privacy.

What responsibilities will you have?

Lead the Data Privacy Compliance tower in Accenture’s Global Data Privacy Team and manage assigned employees, providing strategic oversight and leadership in close cooperation with the leads of other towers and under the direction of the Data Privacy (DP) program lead Ensure compliance with a focus on personal data processed under the responsibility of Accenture, including HR, marketing, and IT initiatives, and design and implement related guidance, procedures and rules Work closely with CIO and IT security functions to review new and changing tools, implement privacy by design, and help defining data handling strategy Oversee and enhance the DP Team’s monitoring/auditing program and capabilities Work closely with relevant stakeholders in defining and maintaining robust incident response processes, provide advice and participate in company response to data privacy and security incidents and subsequent notifications to individuals and regulators Oversee registrations of processing activities with regulators; coordinate response to subject access requests and data privacy related complaints Keep abreast of technology trends and developments and their impact, and develop guidance for internal and external audiences In support of other functions of the DP team, provide expert consultancy and advice to Legal, business and corporate functions in respect of data privacy and data security, compliance and associated risks and opportunities relating to new business, offerings and internal projects 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 8 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?

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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 www.accenture.com .

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