Knowledge and an understanding of the following areas of law would be desirable:
The Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act.
The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Bill
ICO’s CCTV Code of Practice, the ICO’s Employment Practices Code and the ICO’s Privacy Impact Assessment Code of Practice.
Dealing with subject access requests
Applying data protection principles to the work of an organisation.
Conducting the delivery of training to key clients, particularly within the charity sector including suggesting topics, developing of materials and presenting to clients.
Marketing and Business Development
Assist in the preparation of articles and updates for clients. Attend client events, including but not limited to marketing events, briefings, presentations and catch ups.
Assist with the information law elements of tender documents
Develop and maintain value-add materials for key clients.
The ideal candidate will have an Information Law background with particular experience of adapting to different legal contexts where possible and knowledge and understanding of the other areas in which we work would be advantageous. This role is predominantly client facing and the candidate will need to have an appreciation of the issues facing our clients in the current market and how they can support clients in addressing those issues.
Candidates must be technically excellent but equally importantly demonstrate good interpersonal skills and in particular be a confident presenter. They will be a team player with a strong client focused approach and excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as a passion for information law.
Our environment is positive and supportive but often highly pressurised due to external deadlines and volume of work. We need someone who is pro-active and able to manage potential pressure.
We are committed to recruiting talented individuals and providing our clients with outstanding legal service and so excellent academics along with sound previous experience are a must have.
The candidate should be well-organised, technologically proficient and capable of working on their own or within a team. They will also be required where necessary to provide supervision to more junior members of the team.
Exceptional “client facing” and other interpersonal skills will be vital, together with a capacity to work autonomously. The ability to work in harmony with others and to contribute to a focused working ethos will also be important.
We operate within an environment of mutual trust and respect and so the ability to contribute to a pleasant working environment for all concerned, will be important.
The post-holder will report on a day-to-day basis to the Head of Information Law and overall to the Head of the Charity and Social Enterprise Sector.
Office hours – 9.00am - 5.30pm.