GDPR Manager, Cheshire

Posted 22 March by Yes Agency


Job summary:

Our client a UK wide brokerage is experienced rapid growth and with GDPR around the corner they are now seeking a Senior GDPR Compliance Manager, ideally from an Insurance / FS background

Key responsibilities of the role include:-

Implementation of data protection and GDPR projects

  • Conduct data protection audits and prepare reports making recommendations of any areas requiring attention
  • Advising on data protection impact assessments and risk mitigation
  • Drafting and implementing data protection policies and procedures and privacy notices
  • Advise on overseas data transfers
  • Drafting and delivery of data protection and GDPR training to the firm and its clients
  • Advise on marketing and digital media data protection issues
  • Assist and where appropriate lead effective business development initiatives to new and existing clients
  • Assisting with the development of internal policies and procedures
  • Implement a data protection culture within the Group
  • Providing a GDPR technical helpdesk function to the firm and its clients
  • Undertake a range of projects as requested by senior management
  • Act as referral point for colleagues
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge and understanding of data protection law and regulations and make recommendations to updates to policies, processes and procedures
  • This role is not limited to the above duties, due to the nature of the market you will need to be adaptable and open to change in this position



Commercial Awareness: must be mindful of the commercial objectives of the firm when delivering compliance assistance

  • Commitment & enthusiasm: should have a desire to see the firm succeed
  • Embraces change: should be adaptable to the changing requirements of the regulations and be keen to develop new skills
  • Communication skills: should be able to communicate openly and effectively, both internally and externally with the highest levels of management and other key stakeholders, in order to deliver the requirements of the regulations
  • Personal Credibility: must be able to establish and maintain trusting relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Team working: fosters effective and productive working relationships. Should be considerate to the needs and opinions of others.
  • Individual working: must be able to work under own initiative identifying when referral needs to be made
  • Problem Solving: demonstrates an ability to solve problems in a rational manner
  • Attention to detail: demonstrates an awareness of the immediate and the wider implications when applying regulation in practice
  • Planning & organising: effective manager of time and detail, logical approach and good record keeping will be essential
  • Time management: must be able to prioritise and manage time and tasks effectively; this includes a readiness to delegate where possible


Minimum 4 years of experience in existing European data protection legislation, Data Protection Act and in depth understanding of GDPR

  • A proven track record of advising on data protection and leading data protection projects
  • Professional qualifications such as IESB in data protection, CIPP/E and CIPM
  • Expertise in global data protection laws, regulations and practices
  • Familiar with privacy and security risk assessment, best practices and gap analysis, privacy certification and information security certifications
  • Familiar with information technology programming and infrastructure and information security practices
  • Previous experience of working in the financial services sector and regulatory environment preferred
  • Educational attainment at degree level useful but not essential

Key Deliverables (Objectives)

Competent client audits

  • Clear, structured, concise, consistent and accurate audit reports completed within agreed timescales
  • Other reports to be completed within agreed timescales and are clear, structured, concise, consistent and accurate
  • Training is written and delivered to a very high standard
  • Advice given is clear, consistent and accurate
  • All documentation is completed whether client or internal to the very highest standard
  • Fulfill regulatory obligations of the firm
  • Project work is completed to the very highest standard
  • Gain understanding and commitment from the management of the firm to delivering key compliance objectives
  • Establish respect and credibility for compliance throughout the firm
  • Keen to accept new challenges
  • Committed to personal development demonstrating willingness to undertake professional qualifications

For more information on this role, please contact The Yes Agency. The Yes Agency is a registered insurance recruitment agency based in Manchester. Please note due to the amount of applications we receive, if you do not hear back from us within two weeks, then unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. For similar roles within insurance, please check out our website at

Required skills

  • Compliance Procedures
  • GDPR

Application question

Have you strong experience gained within Compliance/GDPR?

Reference: 34430056

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