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Data Protection Manager

Belfast, United Kingdom
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

The Privacy Team which sits within PwC's Compliance Department is looking for a bright, enthusiastic in-house data protection specialist to join the team as a Manager. The successful candidate will assist with the oversight and fulfilment of data subjects rights requests and supporting the Audit practice with data protection compliance.

We are looking for a candidate who:
  • has experience advising on privacy matters;
  • has a regulatory/compliance background;
  • has extensive experience dealing with the end-to-end response to DSARs and deletion requests;
  • has a solid understanding of EU and UK data protection legislation (UK GDPR, DPA, PECR);
  • has an understanding of ancillary legislation (EU AI Act, UK AI frameworks) and case law updates concerning data privacy;
  • is enthusiastic about developing themselves and others;
  • is computer literate;
  • can work to tight deadlines and multiple demands;
  • is highly motivated and confident to work independently, but with support from more experienced subject matter experts/team members where required.

The successful candidate's key responsibilities will include:
  • Managing the firm's data subject rights programme including the discovery, redaction and provision of data connected with data subject access requests (75%)
  • Managing the privacy practices of the Audit line of service including supporting Audit staff with privacy compliance across client engagements
  • Providing accurate, appropriate, timely and pragmatic advice, striking a balance between legal/regulatory requirements and the wider interests of the business;
  • Reviewing new technology offerings to ensure compliance with data protection by design and default;
  • Conducting comprehensive data protection impact assessments;
  • Undertaking international data transfer risk assessments;
  • Responding to data protection incidents, including remediation and escalation;
  • Assisting on data protection contractual negotiations, including international data transfer arrangements;
  • Supporting the Team Lead with other matters as and when required;
  • Supporting junior team members


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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