Data Protection Advisor - 12 month FTC

Leeds, United Kingdom
29 Sep 2022
20 Oct 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 our customers first is at the heart of what we do, and that includes the way we handle customer and data. Working within the Data Protection Office, the Data Privacy Advisor 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, the Data Privacy Advisor 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.


As one of two Data Privacy Advisors operating in the team and reporting to the Data Privacy Manager. Between them, you will share the responsibilities below while working closely with other key stakeholders across the business. Each of the Data Privacy Advisors will be expected to specialise and lead some of these areas on their own, as well as supporting a varied and multi-disciplinary approach to data privacy:

Data Privacy Advisors are responsible for the following activities:

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

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

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

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

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

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



  • A practical understanding of data protection law and practice, with at least some experience supporting a data protection programme.
  • Experience of working in a large organisation in the private sector
  • Experience of working with an audit methodology
  • Experience of working to a regulator/compliance standard


  • 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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