Data Protection Officer


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About the Role
We’re excited. We’re looking for a privacy guru who can effectively design, implement and deliver – on an ongoing basis – a successful customer-friendly business-relevant compliance framework.

This role is for you if you:

  • are experienced in the operational application of privacy law, and enjoy doing it
  • are able to think laterally and develop programmes, policies and practices that are globally relevant
  • appreciate the opportunity to work autonomously, but as part of a collegiate and supportive team
  • are adaptable and flexible in line with business needs, with a genuine interest in professional growth
  • like influencing business strategy and operations
  • are happy expressing an opinion whilst advising senior executives
  • relish getting stuck in on the day to day

This role sits within the General Counsel’s office, comprising Legal, Company Secretarial, Risk & Assurance. Our team is highly regarded throughout WorldRemit; working together, let’s keep it that way.



  • Horizon-scanning on privacy topics and ensuring business readiness
  • Leading the creation and ongoing review of data-related policies and standards, and on their effective implementation
  • Ensuring business compliance with applicable data privacy law, including by implementing appropriate monitoring and reporting structures
  • Manage any privacy breaches, working to identify root causes, mitigate risks and prevent reoccurrence
  • Privacy compliance assessment and advice on the day to day and on strategic projects, including for product launches, product development and geographic expansion
  • Working with internal stakeholders (such as Information Security, Product, Technology. Commercial and Operations) to deliver against agreed programmes and troubleshoot problems
  • Leading privacy-related education and training initiatives
  • Building and managing relationships with external stakeholders, including data regulators
  • Contribution to team development, scaling, efficiency and improvement
Experience & attributes
  • Demonstrated experience in running privacy compliance programmes
  • Evidence of being a subject matter expert, brining strong technical skills, a quick mind and the ability to assess and understand the business impact of privacy regulation and practice, including on customers, operations and products
  • Privacy or legal qualifications are a plus
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and can juggle priorities
  • User friendly, and enjoys building good and lasting relationships
  • Ability to successfully balance being a team player and working alone
  • Ability to deal with large amounts of information efficiently and effectively
  • Responsible, conscientious, proactive, motivated and a problem-solver
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to learn and share learnings


  • Competitive salary
  • Life assurance of 3 times your salary, should the worst happen
  • Pension scheme offering 8% matched contributions
  • Private medical and dental care plans
  • 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 28 after 3 years
  • Daily free breakfast, fruit and regular Friday ‘afternoon tea’ drinks and nibbles
  • No formal dress code


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