PWC: Data Protection Lawyer, Senior Manager


We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

Hear from Ed Stacey, Tax People Leader about what a career in Tax could mean for you – from development, to our culture, to what we value in our people when building our team.

Our Data Protection Strategy, Legal and Compliance Services team, within PwC’s Legal network is uniquely placed to provide opportunities for cross-working and collaboration between specialities. We provide business-critical support on data protection matters to clients all over the world. We bring the best of business understanding, technology, innovation and data protection expertise to advise our clients.

With more than 3,700 legal specialists in over 100 countries, our legal services network is one of the most extensive in the world, connecting you with talented professionals to leverage and learn from throughout your career with us.

PwC is committed to a work life balance and the firm is renowned for embracing flexible working practices. On joining the firm you will have access to various training to give you the opportunity to upskill yourself on our various systems, you will be assigned a buddy to help you settle in and a career coach to help you thrive from the day you join us .

If you’re looking to be at the forefront of change whilst furthering your career, this is for you – apply today.

The role

As a Senior Manager, you’ll join our leadership team to help drive our growth, taking the lead on certain sectors / activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the delivery of support to a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above

  • Leading the management and delivery of large projects

  • Leading the financial management of clients, often cross-border

  • Developing strategies to solve complex challenges and helping other team members develop these skills

Essential Skills and Experience


  • 8 years PQE lawyer with strong technical data protection and ePrivacy experience gained in-house,  or in a recognised data protection practice or in a relevant regulator (e.g. ICO)

  • People and project management experience

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

  • Large project experience

  • Experience in drafting and reviewing documents and reports for board level audiences

  • Experience in providing data protection advice and guidance in relation to some or all of the following:

    • ePrivacy / Digital Marketing

    • Subject rights requests

    • International data transfers

    • Regulatory audit of security systems

    • Compliance review and business transformation

    • Data analytics

    • Personal data security breaches and subsequent remediation

    • Contentious data privacy matters and/or managing regulatory enquiries

    • Designing and implementing data privacy compliance framework, particularly on a cross-border basis

  • An aptitude and interest in technology

  • A high level of computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and legal databases

  • Be well organised and able to deal with large amounts of information and have excellent attention to detail

  • Experience of and/or interest in business development including publishing written work e.g. blogs, articles in trade and industry journals

  • Respect confidential information

  • Proven experience in training, coaching, supervising and developing others

  • Keeping up to date with emerging data protection and privacy regulation, case law and regulatory guidance

  • Keeping up to date with emerging business and economic issues and trends

  • Continuously developing your internal and external relationships and your PwC brand and that of the wider team

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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