Senior Privacy Manager VP

Posted Sep 7, 2021
Project ID: BCLYJP00015651
London , Greater London
6 months
(Oct 11, 2021 - Apr 10, 2022)
35 hrs/week
Payrate range

Senior Privacy Manager VP

Location: London

Length: 6 months



Overall Purpose of Role: 
Reporting into the Head of Data Protection Officer, the successful candidate will primarily provide coverage for Data Privacy.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Data Protection Officer (DPO), as well as the other members of the team.


Key Objectives:
Ensure that Barclays processes the personal data of its staff, customers and clients in compliance with the applicable Data Protection rules.
Support Barclays Businesses and Functions to understand, embed and execute their conduct, regulatory and reputational risk responsibilities in relation to Data Privacy compliance. 
Promote a Compliance culture that fosters good personal behaviour, high standards of technical excellence and overall performance
Protect and support the right outcomes for customers and clients

Working with partners across Compliance and other control functions, we deliver our programme via integrated, function-aligned advisory teams, which together support Barclays’ strategy.  


Key Accountabilities:
Work with Heads of Privacy Advisory and Operations, and Group DPO (with input from relevant Compliance Advisory colleagues) to identify and agree key stakeholders, including first line privacy colleagues.
Establish and maintain relationship with these key stakeholders, to include escalations and regular meetings.
Fulfil duties as set out in the Data Privacy Compliance Target Operating Model, and agreed VP roles & responsibilities.
Guide and advise the Businesses in line with relevant Barclays-wide policies and standards related to Data Privacy in accordance with the strategy and governance framework.
Ensure that the Businesses are advised of changes to Data Privacy related law/regulations and work with the Businesses to implement any operational changes. As necessary, collaborate with Legal to support these discussions and approach to address.
Ensure that Data Privacy related incidents, breaches, and risk events are properly reported and recorded, including escalation to senior management.  
Draw the institution’s attention to any failure to comply with the applicable data protection rules.
Provide input into or measure, as appropriate, conformance, assurance, and reviews from the perspective of Data Privacy within the Businesses, such as verification checks or monitoring reviews.
Contribute to preparation of annual reports relating to Data Privacy for review at Board level. Ensure Data Privacy are considered in new product approval and technology change processes.
Fulfil governance and reporting requirements internally within Compliance, as well and check/challenge Business reporting, in relation to Data Privacy key risks and risk appetite.
Update training information and ensures that there are appropriate Data Privacy training and awareness programmes. Work closely with the other members of the Data Privacy functions in order to develop a co-ordinated and, best-in-class second line function.
As necessary, collaborate with the Businesses in developing Business standards and procedures


Person Specification:
Relevant knowledge with at least 5 years’ experience in data protection regulations in the UK and / or across the rest of the European region, preferably in the financial services industry.
Previous Compliance or Legal experience is preferred but not required. Has excellent business judgment and a willingness to exercise it.
Has a professional demeanour and possesses considerable presence, impact and gravitas to command respect within the organisation and with regulators.
Is proactive, energetic and resilient individual with a can-do approach.
Is a self-starting and results-focused individual.
Has excellent people management skills with proven motivation and leadership skills.
Has excellent interpersonal skills, is an effective communicator and possess strength of character.
Has a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, a flexible, consultative working style and possesses the ability to drive change.
Able to work constructively across a diverse range of stakeholders.


Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications: 
At least 5 years’ experience of managing Data Privacy issues.
Ability to operate in a fast moving business environment and make decisions bearing in mind business objectives and commercial requirements.
Strong technical and regulatory knowledge in the areas of Data Privacy. 
Experience with handling and information control and management of data breach or technology related incidences is also an advantage. 
Clear understanding of the relevant data privacy obligations and requirements in relation to complying with marketing privacy (in all forms), surveillance, online privacy issues, issues that arise in the context of suppliers and third parties, and HR privacy issues.
Experience with privacy impact assessments and privacy risk and control assessments.
Understanding of Data Privacy related issues that arise in relation to the use of enterprise-wide technology (e.g. outsourcing, technology).
Experience with conformance testing, reviews and assurance.


Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:
Certifications in one or more of the following disciplines: data privacy, legal, compliance information risk or information technology would be useful.
Professional Privacy Certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (e.g. CIPP /E) or equivalent is preferred.

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. They are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Their businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by their service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.


We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.


Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.




Everything Barclays does is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Their values inform the foundations of their relationships with customers, clients, employees and contractors. 



Barclays aims to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in being themselves, feel included and empowered to add value.


Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager.


If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.


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