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The Role / Position Overview

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Compliance, and part of the Legal, Secretariat and Compliance team, this varied role will cover general compliance duties for a private multinational group. These include assisting with compliance work across several business units in relation to GDPR and emerging global privacy laws, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, conflicts of interest, modern slavery and other ESG requirements, as well as overseeing the vendor due diligence process.


This role is suited to a mid-level compliance professional with at 1-3 years experience and a desire to learn, and who has the ability to multi-task and take a pragmatic approach to compliance in a fast-paced commercial environment.  Expertise in global data protection compliance is essential. 


Key Responsibilities

Main responsibilities include:

  • The provision of ‘front-line’ ad hoc guidance to business stakeholders on all compliance areas.

  • Responses to customers on access requests and general enquiries, including those relating to the use of cookies.

  • Overseeing due diligence on vendors as part of the contract life cycle.  This includes dealing with risks as they are escalated, and determining appropriate mitigations. 

  • Completing assessments relating to data processing activities, for example privacy impact assessments.

  • Managing new compliance projects as they emerge.

  • Creating new online training modules for relevant compliance areas, delivering face to face training where required and organising awareness raising activity across the business.

  • Ensuring Compliance Policies are reviewed at the appropriate time, proposing amendments to Policies where required and managing the sign off process.

  • Conducting Compliance reviews of contra (business to business) agreement proposals with consideration to data protection, e-marketing and anti-bribery and corruption procedures.


Assisting with, and identifying and escalating risks, on the following:

  • Data protection elements of a complex advertising technology ecosphere, including changes in global laws and guidance from regulators.

  • The development of compliance programmes for joint-ventures and future acquisitions.

  • Monitoring and interpreting changes in global laws that will impact the business and assisting with identifying changes required to achieve compliance, including developing new processes and drafting policies.

  • Attending and minuting monthly Data Governance Council meetings.


Required Skills / Experience 

  • A sound understanding of the principles of risk management and compliance.

  • Experience of working in a general compliance role.

  • Expertise of European, and ideally global, data protection laws.

  • Ability to understand regulations and legal principles and their application to the business.

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent.

  • Proactive, able to work on own initiative, with good organisation and time management skills and happy to work as part of a team.

  • Able to effectively communicate with people internally and externally at all levels.

  • Accurate, with an eye for detail, and able to meet deadlines.

  • An understanding of the applicability of data protection laws to the use of cookies, and their role in the delivery of targeted advertising and the adtech ecosphere, would be desirable.


What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.


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