Data Protection and Operational Risk Coordinator

Term: Permanent
Department: Compliance

Location: Jersey

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We are an award-winning law firm with expertise in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law and the agility to drive success for our clients in a fast moving world.  We provide legal advice shaped around the needs of corporate and private clients, financial institutions and intermediaries worldwide.

Our support services are key to underpinning the success of our business.  We pride ourselves on providing the knowledge, platforms and infrastructure essential to facilitating our world class client service. We put our people at the forefront of our service delivery and work collaboratively with the practice areas to meet and exceed client demands.

This new role requires someone to ensure that the firm has effective systems, policies and procedures in place to maintain compliance in line with all non-AML/CFT requirements globally. 

It has 4 main strands:

  • To act as the Data Protection Coordinator, ensuring that all aspects of data protection are compliant with the local regulatory requirements

  • To manage aspects of our wider operational risks which may be identified from time to time

  • To maintain the risk management framework to ensure it remains relevant and effective

  • To assist with all initiatives designed to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of risk across the firm

Main responsibilities

  • Manage the Data Governance arrangements including working with local Data Champions

  • Maintain the firm's data inventory and list of data processors

  • Manage Data Breach, Data Subject Access Request and other data related processes

  • Liaise with ICT to ensure that  we are effectively managing technical risks and have appropriate safeguards in place to manage any vulnerabilities

  • Arrange and where appropriate deliver training to staff, including as part of the on-boarding process

  • Maintain and develop appropriate controls and measures around data management

  • Undertake reviews of critical operational processes, making recommendations where appropriate

  • Manage the Key Risk Indicator collection and reporting process

  • Undertake a variety of projects in order to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of the firm

  • Deliver an effective training schedule to continue to educate the firm


  • Ideally educated to A-level or equivalent standard

  • ICA or other relevant compliance qualification desirable


  • A good knowledge and  understanding of local regulatory requirements

  • At least 5 years' industry experience.

  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Good technical knowledge relating to data protection legislation

  • Familiarity with IT governance frameworks

  • Strong IT skills


We would like you to have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to ensure the development of effective working relationships with colleagues and clients

  • Strong prioritisation skills and the ability to work under pressure

  • Flexibility, energy and enthusiasm

  • A solution driven attitude to problems

  • Ability to work methodically and accurately

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

  • Commit to fulfilling your personal CPD requirements and to continually develop your skills and knowledge.

  • Act in keeping with our core behaviours.

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