Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
We are now offering the opportunity to become part of our dynamic Information Security and Privacy team, which supports our lawyers in providing first-class legal advice to some of the most prestigious and well-known global businesses.
At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader. To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. As a result of Government guidance in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have successfully and seamlessly adapted to home-working, which is a testament to the resilience and agility of our people. We all look forward to returning to our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart if the City of London, when it is safe and appropriate for us to do so, where we enjoy a range of excellent facilities.
Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join us as a Privacy Specialist, within our London-based Information Security and Privacy (ISP) Team.
We are recruiting for an experienced Privacy Specialist to join the Technology Department.
The Privacy Specialist role sits within the ISP team, which is part of the Technology Department and the broader Business Services function. The ISP team is responsible for (amongst other things) ensuring that the firm complies with applicable privacy legislation through its privacy programme, managing the firm’s information security and privacy risk position and roadmap and fulfilling clients’ information security and privacy requirements.
The role reports to the firm’s Privacy Lawyers.
The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed. You may be required on occasion to work outside our normal working hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.
- Assist with the daily tasks and responsibilities carried out by the Privacy Lawyers;
- Contribute to information security and data privacy training and awareness programme;
- Liaise with other Business Services functions as necessary on cross-departmental data privacy matters;
- Contribute to the development and implementation of privacy standards, guidelines and procedures;
- Maintain the firm’s Record of Processing Activities, to comply with privacy legislation;
- Draft and review Privacy Impact Assessments related to the firm’s internal processes;
- Assist with the investigation of privacy and security breaches, and with any associated disciplinary, legal and remedial matters as necessary;
- Carry out privacy due diligence on the firm’s key suppliers; and contribute to the streamlining of this process;
- Assist with the privacy elements of client information security audits, questionnaires, pitches and terms of engagement agreements etc. to demonstrate that the firm’s privacy arrangements meet client expectations and industry standards;
- Draft privacy related responses to enquiries/questionnaires from the firm’s clients and prospects; and contribute to the streamlining of the response process;
- Assist with the work of the firm’s Information Security and Data Privacy Committee;
- Deal with queries from the feeearners/Business Services staff on data privacy;
- Work with technical and project teams to ensure that new systems are designed and developed to minimise privacy risks, helping the firm to comply with its security and privacy obligations under relevant privacy legislation and to meet individuals’ expectations of privacy.
Candidates for this position must have:
- Solid working knowledge of complex privacy concepts, principles and standards (including international transfer of data) and their application in an international enterprise setting.
- Recent direct experience in several of the ‘key responsibilities’ above.
- Strong analytical and presentation skills; able to summarise complex information for nontechnical audiences.
- Excellent verbal and written communications.
- Ability to coordinate activity across multiple teams and identify, prioritise and manage own workload.
- Holds relevant qualifications/certifications (e.g. CIPP/E or PC.dp.) or can demonstrate equivalent expertise.
- Direct experience of working within a legal or professional services firm (preferred).
You will also be expected to display the attributes set out under the firm’s Key Behaviours for Business Services staff for this level of role. Below are the most relevant for this role:
- Technical & professional expertise
- Service excellence
- Drive to deliver
- Analysis & judgement
- Communication & influence
- Working with others
- Leading & managing people