Data Protection Lead

Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better.

More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion.

In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022.

Our ability to ensure our customer data is protected effectively is essential, as using data effectively continues to be a central plank of our overall strategy.

That is where you come in. We are recruiting a Data Protection Lead to be part of a pro-active advisory team providing expert advice to all commercial business areas on data protection issues risks arising under the Data Protection Act, GDPR and PECR.

About the role
You will be responsible for your own portfolio of internal commercial clients and will be expected to advise on the application of data protection laws, regulations and policies in relation to commercial, digital and marketing products, supplier agreements, and on innovative partnerships in the UK and the US & Australia.

You will help develop the data protection management framework at GNM and, working with the DPO, help assure robust and regulatory compliance of personal data use across GNM.

About you
To be considered for this role, we’re looking for you to have demonstrable experience of advising in a similar role, within advertising, marketing or media, and knowledge of data protection laws,regulations and policies including the DPA, GDPR and PECR. A professional legal qualification or a data protection qualification, whilst not essential, would be welcome.

It’s important you have the stakeholder management skills and emotional intelligence to build strong relationships with a broad range of teams in a complex, matrix environment, and adapt your style as needed whilst ensuring you deliver.

And, of course, if you have a genuine desire to contribute to the Guardian’s future success, and share in our goals and values, all the better.

Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d like to take on this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.

About us
The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.

We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and wellbeing, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.

It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.

We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.