Paralegal / Data Protection Officer

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12333
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: £32,500 to £36,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: (dependant on experience)
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Paralegal / Data Protection Officer Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Remote / London Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Are you a Data Protection Officer with experience in a regulatory, legal, compliance and/or in a data protection role and working knowledge of Data Protection / UK GDPR?

If so, then great. If not, but you have worked as a Paralegal with clients in an advisory capacity then the company will cross train you in Data Protection.

Whilst this is a legal role, the organisation will not be able to assist individuals in qualification as a solicitor.  They are looking for candidates who want to gain an alternative but rewarding career in the law.


SALARY: £32,500 - £36,500 per annum (dependant on experience)

LOCATION: This role can be Remote or Hybrid depending on your location.  The role involves a mixture of travelling to client sites and working from home or from the office in London. As there are clients in locations nationally, candidates living in all locations across England and Wales are encouraged to apply for the role.

JOB TYPE:  Full-Time, Permanent


PLEASE NOTE: This role involves travel, conducting visits around the country as and when required and therefore having a driving licence is highly desirable



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Data Protection Officer or a Paralegal looking to cross train into data protection.

Working as a Data Protection Officer / Paralegal you will audit organisations to ensure they meet the requirements of the UK General Data Protection Regulations and work with them to ensure they meet compliance by recommending procedures and processes they should implement. 

As a Data Protection Officer / Paralegal you will provide expert solutions to complex data protection issues and queries in a practical and compliant way, identifying and drafting policies and processes to help improve a client’s data system.

Whilst this is a legal role, the organisation will not be able to assist individuals in qualifying as a solicitor. 



The organisation is a leading UK supplier of education support services.  Founded 20 years ago by legal specialists with a mission to improve quality and affordability for the education sector, they combine deep legal expertise with a simple affordable annual fee and a practical approach.

Trusted by over 1,700 schools for support services that focus on quality, reliability and scale, the organisation prides themselves on delivering services that are effective, add value and facilitate an improvement in school performance.



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Once your training is complete your role as Data Protection Officer / Paralegal will include:

  • Conducting data compliance audits to clients, analysing findings and presenting them into an audit report with recommendations and follow up
  • Reviewing policies and procedures and systems used to determine data protection compliance and providing recommendations on how these can be improved
  • Dealing with phone or email queries received, providing practical advice and guidance, conducting research, setting out options and dealing with any follow up
  • Drafting and reviewing Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Checking-in with clients regularly to determine how they are working towards compliance
  • Carrying out training to staff (when required) to ensure staff are aware of their responsibilities
  • Assisting clients to handle data requests and data breaches, helping them manage to deal with them in accordance with statutory requirements
  • Helping to ensure data records are up to date and accurate
  • Being a proactive member of the data protection team, contributing to department meetings, presenting areas for discussion and development ideas



  • A degree (or equivalent) and an excellent academic record is highly desirable
  • Strong experience of using IT, particularly in using Microsoft office and 365 is desirable
  • Candidates who come from a Compliance, Regulatory, Education, Legal, Consultancy or Data Protection background will be considered – additional cross-training will be provided
  • Previous experience in providing legal advice and assistance is highly desirable
  • Experience in drafting and legal research is highly desirable
  • Hard-working and fine attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking needed to provide practical solutions
  • Having a driving licence is highly desirable



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


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