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21000551 Requisition #

CMS is currently looking for a Data Protection Analyst to support the operational aspects of our data protection compliance programme. Reporting to the Head of Information Security and Assurance you will provide advice and guidance to stakeholders and assist in increasing the awareness of data protection throughout the firm.


About CMS


CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role

Key responsibilities:

•    Provide considered and practical advice to the business on data protection matters.
•    Assist business change projects to ensure data protection risks are considered. 
•    Maintain records of processing activities.
•    Assist with responding to data protection due diligence requests from clients.
•    Assist and support business stakeholders in completing Data Protection Impact and Legitimate Interest Assessments.
•    Identify any non-conformances, create, implement, and review corrective and preventative action plans.
•    Maintain policy documentation, privacy notices, and privacy statements in collaboration with the Information Security and Risk teams.
•    Assist with data subject access requests.
•    Triage data incidents where necessary and escalate any potential data breaches for investigation and resolution.
•    Help drive data protection and compliance awareness across the business.


About You


Skills/Experience:
•    Practical experience of 2 years or more in supporting the development and implementation of data protection related policies, processes, and procedures as part of a privacy programme.
•    Strong understanding of data protection laws including the EU GDPR and UK Data Protection Act 2018. 
•    A privacy certification such as CIPP/E or equivalent would be advantageous.
•    Good understanding of information security principles and ISO 27001.
•    Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
•    Proven ability to complete tasks and to effectively manage multiple priorities under time pressure.
•    Commercially driven.
•    Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.


Equal Opportunities


At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.


For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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