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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 managing the compliance work with several business units in relation to GDPR and emerging global privacy laws, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, competition and modern slavery requirements, as well as overseeing the compliance team’s input to the vendor due diligence process and the areas of compliance outlined.

This role is suited to a mid-level compliance professional with at least 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

Responsibility, management and a point of escalation for risks in relation to the following areas:

  • The provision of ‘front-line’ ad hoc guidance to business stakeholders on all compliance areas with direct responsibility for agreed business divisions and oversight/risk escalation for Compliance Officers.
  • Final review point for responses to customers on access requests and complex enquiries, including those relating to the use of cookies.
  • Management and oversight of the process for due diligence on vendors as part of the contract life cycle; being the point of escalation for risks and determining appropriate mitigations. 
  • Identifying where assessments relating to data processing activities must be conducted, for example privacy impact assessments, and reviewing the risks and mitigations identified.
  • Proactively identifying the need for new compliance projects and (with support of Deputy Head of Compliance) managing new projects.
  • Supervising and coaching other members of the team to support their development.
  • Assisting with the development of compliance programmes for joint-ventures, including recent and future acquisitions, and managing the integration phase ensuring identified actions are completed.
  • Responding to changes in global laws that will impact the business and  managing the compliance work to implement changes, including overseeing the development of new processes and policies.
  • Contributing to papers on data protection risks for the Data Governance Council and answering questions from members.


Required Skills / Experience 

  • Ability to manage large tasks and projects, including overseeing the work of others in the team.
  • A sound understanding of the principles of risk management and compliance.
  • Sound experience of working in a general compliance role.
  • Expertise of European, US and other global data protection laws - including those relating to marketing and cookies.
  • Ability to understand regulations and legal principles and their application to the FT Group business, for all of the compliance areas outlined.
  • 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.

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, talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.


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