Legal Counsel - Privacy - 9-12 Month FTC

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 30/08/2022

Legal Counsel - Privacy - 9-12 Month FTC

Shire Park, Kestral Way, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA

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About the role

We are looking for a data privacy lawyer to join the Tesco Data Privacy Team, which sits within the wider Legal & Compliance function. The successful individual will join a team of privacy subject matter experts (a mix of lawyers, risk managers and compliance officers).  Our work is predominately focused on supporting the Tesco Stores business, but includes working on projects across the Tesco group of companies in the UK and elsewhere.

You can expect close collaboration with the business, a diverse and often high-profile workload, and a brief to be curious. An ability to build a range of relationships, prioritise workloads (to focus your resource on the key privacy risks in our business) and provide practical risk-based “can do” advice is essential.   

This role is a 9-12 Month FTC and ideally we would be looking for someone who is immediately available or on a short notice period.

You will be responsible for

  • Delivering privacy advice to a range of stakeholders and business functions (including the people, technology, marketing, customer and operations teams);
  • Providing subject matter expertise on PIAs, supporting on complex data requests, managing high risk personal data incidents, providing guidance to our contract/commercial lawyers, as well as leading on regulatory complaints and investigations; and
  • Providing strategic direction and being the legal lead on high profile data privacy focussed project, delivering both on the customer/Clubcard data strategy and a range of colleague data transformation programmes.

You will need

The successful individual will have a strong understanding and application of data privacy laws, with a track record of being able to convert this into practical risk-based advice for a range of stakeholders in a commercial environment.

The candidate will be a fully qualified lawyer with:

  • Ideally 3 or more years of privacy legal experience;
  • A passion for data privacy, and interest in learning more and doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues;
  • An ability to engage with a range of (often senior) stakeholders, to build key relationships and maintain the visibility of the Data Privacy Team across the business;
  • Experience of working within an often challenging commercial environment, with a delivery focused approach to work.


What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme 
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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