Senior Legal Counsel - Privacy

Salary: Competitive

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

United Kingdom

Apply by: 08/03/2024


Senior Legal Counsel - Privacy

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

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About the role

We are looking for a senior lawyer to join Tesco’s Data Privacy Team (which sits within the wider Group Legal & Compliance function). The successful individual will join a team of privacy subject matter experts (lawyers, risk & compliance managers, operational leads and data managers).  Our work is focused on supporting the Tesco Stores business but includes working on and overseeing projects and privacy colleagues across the wider Tesco Group (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 is senior privacy role for experienced candidates reporting into the Group’s Head of Privacy.

You will be responsible for

  • Delivering privacy advice to a range of stakeholders and business functions (including the people, technology, marketing, security, customer and operations teams);
  • Providing subject matter expertise on PIAs, supporting on complex data requests, overseeing high risk personal data incidents, as well as leading on more challenging regulatory complaints and investigations;
  • Providing strategic direction and delivering on high profile data privacy projects, as we execute both our customer strategy and a range of colleague transformation programmes;
  • Developing the capabilities of less experienced members of the Privacy Team and providing direction and advice to them; and
  • Supporting the Head of Privacy in a range of governance and reporting forums (including a range of risk, privacy and audit committees).

You will need

  • 5 or more years of privacy legal experience
  • Strong understanding and application of data privacy laws
  • Track record of being able to convert this into practical risk - based advice in a commercial environment
  • A passion for data privacy, interest in learning more and doing the right thing by our customers and colleagues

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • 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 proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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