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Privacy & Data Protection Junior Consultant - September 2022

Job description

The Advisory & Consulting Service Line is a rapidly growing, award winning, global group of successful teams working together to present a go-to-market differentiator whilst delivering the highest quality of work for our clients.

If you are successful in securing a role on our training programme you will join a team of 600+ innovative specialists across a variety of sectors including Financial Services, Industry & Services, and Public Services with consultative expertise in Risk & Management Consulting, Internal Audit, Actuarial and all aspects of the Tech & Digital space. Our Advisory teams are at the forefront of large international infrastructure projects, global M&A transactions, high-profile forensic investigations, business valuations, corporate restructuring and creditor advisory services; all with the aim of adding value to clients by finding solutions to a range of financial issues as one collaborative team.

An introduction to our Cyber Security & Data Privacy team

The world is changing fast and the way we live, work, communicate and socialise is changing too. A lot of these changes are a result of technological advancements, mainly over the last 20 years. With these changes come the need to protect people's data in a way that has never been seen before. Data protection laws have always been around but became out of touch with the modern world. Advancements in technology along with demands for greater protection of personal data has led to a string of laws and requirements being introduced across the globe.

The European Union (EU) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018 and as a result, sent organisations and businesses scrambling to align with requirements or face huge penalties for non-compliance. The regulation has significantly changed the privacy landscape at a time when technology and digital business underpin human life. It has set precedence across the globe, forcing businesses outside the EU to also align with requirements where they meet certain thresholds. Businesses must now meet several requirements set within privacy laws as well as understand their jurisdictional reach to comply with multiple laws at the same time.

Privacy laws set the rules on how companies must protect the data they process. The laws are far reaching and cover a variety of areas including key principles businesses must imbed, the use of data across different countries, the management of electronic data, the security of systems and networks and call out the rights of individuals to mention a few. It is no longer good enough to say, ‘we do', companies must now demonstrate compliance.

The Privacy Team offer a host of services to meet the complex needs of our clients and the markets they operate in. We help our clients navigate the legislation, provide support in understanding compliance gaps and support in remediation planning and implementation. The demand for this work is growing internationally and we're looking to grow and continue to deliver services to meet this demand, in a way that differentiates us from the rest of the field.

We're looking for someone who is interested in the privacy arena, who wants to get first-hand experience in working in multiple industries who need our help. We will support you every step of the way. We want you to deliver cutting edge, high quality consultancy engagements in an industry that is growing fast, so an ability to adapt and develop innovatively is also required.

You will gain experience across a range of sectors including eg:

  • Financial Services, Banking, Insurance, and Investment
  • Corporates/Private Sector/Large & Listed
  • Central and Local Government
  • Retail and Consumer products organisations

Job purpose

As a Privacy & Data Protection Junior Consultant you will undertake research on developing trends and legislation across the globe and articulate this through articles and newsletters to local and the wider teams; you will be integral in helping shape our tools, working papers and frameworks which will be used to support our clients; you will independently carry out fieldwork which includes analysing and investigating documentation provided as part of our engagements; engage with clients and develop strong working relationships; draft reports which will be presented to senior stakeholders internally and externally; and be a key player in the team and contribute to the development of the service line through various activities and initiatives.

We are moving to a new hybrid working model, so as a trainee you will split your time between working from home, visiting the office, client sites when required or studying for your professional certifications.

At Mazars, you will have the unique opportunity to work on a wide range of privacy engagements and get hands on experience with other areas within the Technology Consulting and Assurance practice. These include:

  • IT Assurance – Internal Audit; IT General Controls reviews
  • Cyber Security - ethical hacking, forensics, and cyber security reviews
  • Data Analytics - data analysis, modelling and RPA
  • IT Advisory - IT strategy development, digital strategies, and system selection

A typical day within our Privacy & Data team will involve

  • Responsibility for executing day to day tasks for our privacy engagements
  • Project management: keeping track of project milestones, key deadlines and supporting the team to meet these
  • Supporting the team in preparing deliverables i.e. reports, presentations, project tools and trackers
  • Undertaking research on regulatory updates and feeding relevant details to wider team
  • Client management: acting as a point of contact for both internal management and clients you work on, ensuring both are kept fully informed of any issues arising and the progress of the work
  • Delivering work to the highest technical standards including ensuring work is conducted in line with Mazars Quality standards
  • Ensuring all work is undertaken to budget and meets defined KPIs
  • Working well under pressure whilst recognising the deadline or urgency to be dealt with
  • Understanding the wider service line capabilities of Technology Consulting and Assurance and the wider firm and how these may benefit your clients
  • Supporting with business development activities such as drafting proposals, presentations, and pitches
  • Identifying and transforming opportunities for new work

Training

We will support you every step of the way both via on the job training as well as support for attaining industry professional certifications which will enhance your career in this field. This includes time off to complete courses. Your training is only part of the story at Mazars; we support all of our trainees with a blended approach to training and development including classroom study, 1:1 coaching, and soft skills training.

You will develop your expertise in Privacy & Data as well as your business acumen to work with our clients to develop and implement pragmatic security solution. The experience gained will allow you to really understand how businesses across a range of sectors operate and Privacy & Data.

You will be supported by a mentor and an appraising manager to keep your career and aspirations on track.

What we are looking for

  • A keen interest in privacy & data protection
  • An appreciation of regional privacy laws as well as interest in technology and or Law
  • Interpersonal skills: the ability to build client relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility.
  • Analytical skills: the ability to think critically, research and solve problems.
  • Commitment to self-development & learning.
  • Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity, and integrity.
  • A willingness to travel.

Strong academic performance is important, so we know that you're ready to take your professional exams. However, we understand things don't always go to plan – so if you don't meet our minimum requirements, please let us know if you have any exceptional achievements or extenuating circumstances which affected your results. We also consider your achievements in the context of your socio-economic background, so encourage you to submit your contextual information.

  • On track to achieve or have obtained a 2.1 or above in law or a digital/tech related degree or stand out experience
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points. This is based on the new 2017 UCAS Tariff. You can calculate your UCAS points here.
  • Grade B or above in GCSE English language and maths.

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Additional job details

Workplace
Hybrid, or partially remote
Location
London
Salary
Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Permanent

Full-time

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 June 2022

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Closing date:  30 June 2022

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