Data Protection Advisor (FTC)

Leeds, United Kingdom
19 May 2022
16 Jun 2022

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


Putting the customer first is at the heart of what we do, and that includes the way we handle customer data. You will be responsible for delivering innovative privacy programmes across Burberry's global footprint. Based in the Data Protection Office in Leeds and reporting to the Data Privacy Manager, you will be central to responding to a dynamic privacy landscape and will rise to the challenge of working with key business areas in a fast-paced, highly creative environment.  


Records of Processing  
  • Understand and document how the business handles personal data across all different business areas, including HR, Customer Services, Marketing, and Digital.
  • Supporting Data Stewards across the business to ensure the Records of Processing is updated.  
  • Managing personal data risks and the remediation activity  

Change Management 
  • Helping project managers to complete, Privacy Impact Assessments, and advising on privacy by design requirements.
  • Review and oversight of data privacy compliance with new changes and vendors.
  • Supporting specialist Privacy lawyers on change proposals.  

Data Subject Requests 
  • Working with data champions to respond to requests in their business area. 
  • Develop templates and tools to improve the process and simplify our ways of working. 
  • Supporting specialist Privacy lawyers on complex requests.
  • Proactive handling of data privacy issues and ensuring the right actions are delivered in a timely manner. 

Training and Awareness 
  • Developing and delivering privacy-focussed online and face-to-face training and awareness to employees at all levels of the business.
  • Work with business areas to understand their training needs. 
  • Develop engaging and innovative training materials and awareness campaigns.

Monitoring Compliance 
  • Monitor KPI's and effectiveness measures and controls.
  • Carry out effectiveness testing on data protection processes. 
  • Delivering privacy-focussed audit's across business areas.

Operational Support 
  • Support the recording of incidents, requests, and risk assessments.
  • Prepare reports and metrics for managers. 
  • Prepare minutes and notetaking in meetings.
  • On-going administration of the programme and record-keeping, to effectively track our data privacy workstreams. 


  • Self-motivated with a desire to help people, take the initiative and to add value.
  • Proactive approach to resolving queries and issues.
  • Positive engagement of others and passionate about building awareness and embedding a data privacy culture.  
  • Methodical and organised with an eye for detail.  
  • Works co-operatively with others to achieve team objectives being collegial and collaborative, open and non-territorial.  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated in both day to day work and in formal meetings and reporting context.  
  • Able to manage spreadsheets and detail required for regular reporting. 
  • Comfortable with ambiguities. 
  • Operates comfortably in an environment that is subject to frequent change.    

  • Experience of working in a centralised team, delivering data protection tools, training, and projects across several teams. 
  • A practical understanding of data protection law and practice, with at least some experience supporting a data protection programme. 


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || CORPORATE AFFAIRS || CORPORATE - LEGAL || n/a ||

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