Data Protection / Privacy Delivery Consultant

  • Dublin
  • Grant Thornton
Data Protection / Privacy Delivery Consultant We are Grant Thornton. We go beyond business as usual, so you can too.Grant Thornton Ireland (GT) has over 2,500 people in 10 offices across Ireland, The Isle of Man, Gibraltar, and Bermuda, with a presence in over 130 countries around the world, and a global network of over 62,000 peopleAt GT, we work as , bringing local knowledge and national expertise, with a global presence, to help businesses succeed – wherever they are located. We make business more personal by investing in building relationships and empowering our clients to make the right decisions for their organisation now and for the future. Whether that is working with the public sector to build thriving communities, with regulators and financial institutions to build trust, or with a diverse range of businesses to help them achieve their goals, Grant Thornton Ireland work hard to support clients to act on the issues that matter.At GT Ireland we don’t just predict your future, we build it. A Career at GTLooking for a more fulfilling role in professional services? One where fresh thinking, collaboration and diversity are valued? At Grant Thornton we do things differently.What does this mean for you? A career in a more inclusive working environment, a more collaborative work culture, a more supported, flexible working role, more possibilities to grow and more opportunities to help shape the future for your clients. We respect and value your experience. And we want you to bring your authentic self to work and be at your best. It is how it should be.Grow with usAt Grant Thornton, we care about our people and work hard to make you feel valued. If you are looking to deepen and develop your skills, knowledge, and experience throughout your career, then that is what you will get, and more.At Grant Thornton we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging professional services environment. Each member of our team is encouraged and supported to develop their own unique talents and gain experience operating across a wide variety of business sectors including financial services, public sector, healthcare, and telecommunications. We offer an inclusive and collaborative working environment, with rapid career progression opportunities based on performance and proven ability.You will work in our dedicated privacy team based in your preferred office in Dublin Docklands, Cork or Galway. As part of Grant Thornton internationally, we also collaborate with other member firms across the globe.Our team provides a full spectrum of privacy consulting and software services from privacy assessments, transformation, DPO outsourcing, data protection software solutions and privacy breach management to name just a few.Candidates for this role should be able to demonstrate project management and consulting skills with a strong working knowledge of data protection. Successful candidates will ideally have a professional services background with experience of providing practical advice and solutions to companies in meeting regulatory and standards-based challenges, in particular for GDPR.They must have excellent problem solving and communication skills. Ideally, they should be naturally inquisitive with a keenness to learn and broaden skillsets. They must have a client-centric ethic because, as a consultant with Grant Thornton, they will experience direct client facing engagements and project delivery.The role will require strong client delivery skills, with a passion for data protection and a commitment to personal development. The role will involve client delivery, business development and people development.Client DeliveryAs a consultant in the privacy team, you will deliver excellence for clients, including:An ability to bring the best of Grant Thornton to clients both while working as part of a larger team and individually representing the practice supported by our team.Working on large privacy transformation engagements – these projects often involve working with Grant Thornton colleagues as well as client teams and third party contractors; andProducing deliverables of high quality on multiple small and medium size engagement simultaneously, often managing your time whilst working with multiple engagement managers – these include data protection assessments, privacy impact assessments and privacy implementations.Business DevelopmentConsultants are expected to contribute to business development activities, including:Contributing to sales and marketing materials for bringing our services to market;Writing proposals for new client work with a keen eye for detail and commitment to quality; andAttending events to keep abreast of industry developments and build personal brand capital.People DevelopmentAs a people business, we place a strong emphasis on the development of our people. Consultants are expected to be committed to developing themselves and others, including:Engaging in course based and on the job training to develop their skillset and increase their value;Contributing to the development of more junior staff; andAccepting effective feedback and embracing opportunities to grow and develop.Required experience:A minimum of two years’ data protection experience either as part of an in-house data protection team or delivering data protection services to clients.Strong academic and/or professional qualifications.Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrable experience in a client facing role.Strong focus on quality and commitment to excellence.Strong analytical/problem solving skills.Desired experience:Experience in consulting, preferably in one of the following areas: Management consulting, I.T. consulting, regulatory and risk management.Relevant data protection qualification (e.g. CIPP/E; CIPM; CIPT; CDPO).Project management qualification (PRINCE2/PMP).Relevant professional experience in the field of privacy/data protection.Ideally have delivered elements of a privacy related change programme.Experience configuring and using SaaS software especially Privacy system such as OneTrust.Life at GTReward and benefits:Our reward and benefits are designed to create an environment where our people can flourish. We are committed to building a culture where our people have access to the necessary benefits to help promote a healthy lifestyle and thrive.Inclusion and diversity:Included and valued for your difference is how everyone should feel at work. Not just because it is right, but because we are all at our best when we are able to be ourselves. So, when you join Grant Thornton, we will work hard to ensure that is how you feel. We want you for who you are. We are excited to see the personality and perspectives you will bring to our team because we know we will all benefit from them.Diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision-making, improves the quality of our delivery, and helps us to meet the needs of our clients. Our firm is built on people and their ideas, so we want to hear all the new perspectives and fresh thinking you have to offer.Recognition:We want to create a culture of recognition and celebrating success, by saying thank you to people who surpass our expectations and recognising the right values and behaviours. Our recognition scheme is our way of highlighting and promoting achievements. Whether you simply want to say thank you, celebrate a special occasion or give an award for doing something exceptional, you can do all of this and more through the scheme.#LI-KS1#LI-Hybrid