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Data Privacy Advisor

Job type
Full Time
Level
Associate
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Your Role

Data Privacy Advisor

Location: Mornington Crescent, Greater London House, NW1

Department: Legal

Level: Implement

Reports to: Data Protection Officer

THE ROLE

As a Data Privacy Advisor, youll be a subject matter expert with responsibility for providing advice on Data Protection, privacy and on associated legislation and how to apply this practically to ASOS. Topics you will be dealing with include electronic marketing, cookies and advertising, compliance with data sharing best practice, de-identification, data minimisation, data protection contract clauses and data transfer mechanisms (including Model clauses/SCCs) and everything in between.

As well as being an expert in this field you will need to be versatile, capable of guiding and advising a wide variety of stakeholders from across ASOS business and at various levels of seniority.

This role is critical in helping ASOS meet the data protection requirements of our customers, employees and suppliers, across the globe, and requires the ability to give commercial justification as well as advice on a range of subject matters. You will need to be able operate comfortably and effectively across different jurisdictions, with support and guidance, and to promptly identify risks and issues that need to be escalated within the wider team and the company.

The role requires someone who is hands-on with a strong professional ethic and the energy, interest, and capability to switch between the broad range of subjects the Data Protection and Privacy team deal with. ASOS is fast paced, so all employees also need to be adaptable, and be enthused and excited about whats around the corner for us.

Communication is key, as our team members continually build relationships at all levels across the business. To win your stakeholders over, youll need to speak their language and move as quickly as them. You will need the ability to make quick, confident decisions, always in the ASOS tone of voice and youll be given the tools, guidance and support to help with those decisions when you need it.

THE TEAM

This Data Privacy Advisor role sits within the Data Protection and Privacy team, reporting into the Data Protection Officer and working closely alongside a Senior Data Privacy Advisor and a Data Privacy Assistant. The team is accountable for providing advice and risk management expertise across a wide spectrum of data protection and privacy matters including our Privacy Notice, data collection processes, consent management, cookie compliance and the business supplier and third-party agreements (including Model Clauses for data transfers where required). The Data Protection and Privacy team also have input on ASOS marketing and promotional activities and a variety of customer-facing projects and ASOS employee-facing projects, as well as responding to customer queries and managing data subject rights requests.

The role requires someone who is confident and capable of interacting with a variety of stakeholders from the marketing, HR, operations, Customer Care and technology areas of ASOS, including our Cyber Security Team. The Data Protection and Privacy team is a small team, that covers a lot of ground, and it can only do that by being flexible, adaptable and agile both within the business and between themselves. You will also be part of the wider ASOS legal team, made up of c.30 lawyers and our in-house IP and IT experts.

What youll be doing

  • Provide subject matter expert advice on Data Protection and associated legislation and the application to ASOS.
  • Assist with embedding policy and training in relation to Personal Data (PD) areas, including privacy rights, data retention and data sharing.
  • Provide input to contract negotiations with key customers and suppliers; including the ability to draft contract clauses on DPA matters.
  • Assist with identification and remediation of data incidents involving personal data.
  • Advise the business in relation to PD handling, including data subject access requests and other requests for information or complaints involving personal data.
  • Input to new projects by conducting privacy impact assessments, assisting on Data Protection Impact Assessments and providing initial advice with input from relevant project team members and the Data Protection and Privacy team.
  • Advise on ASOS marketing and third-party marketing initiatives involving PECR and e-privacy compliance and data sharing.
  • Review and update fair processing information and privacy notices.
  • Provide advice around data minimisation techniques and de-identification of personal data in large data sets.
  • Advising ASOS in relation to its broader data strategy.

Key Relationships

  • Internal: Legal and Governance team, plus a range of stakeholders (from a junior level to Directors) across our Procurement team, Cyber Security team, Marketing, Technology teams, Customer Care and HR
  • External: external counsel and other advisers, marketing partners, suppliers, and affiliates.

/01 Company Description

We're ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting- edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you're free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

/02 Job Qualifications

We would love to meet someone with

  • Expertise in data protection laws and associated legislation, ideally in a B2C environment.
  • A Data Privacy qualification (IAPP/ Practitioner certificate) or Legal qualification (job title will reflect this as Legal Counsel) desirable but not required.
  • Good understanding of contract negotiations and document drafting ability.
  • Experience undertaking risk-based privacy impact assessments, developing proportionate remediation plans and providing advice to the business.
  • Appreciation of retail business processes and risks.
  • Experience in a financial or payment-related business would be beneficial but is not a requirement.
  • Comfortable in a team with a very broad range of specialisms and responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to understand and provide incisive, reliable and commercially sound advice and solutions on complex business issues.
  • Ability to input and deliver a data protection/privacy compliance programme.

/03 Additional Info

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary, pension, and private medical care scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Flex benefits allowance - which you can chose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra day for your birthday
  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)

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We want our people to be whoever they want to be. Thats why were committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at ASOS, but howre we doing it?

Through our Fashion with Integrity strategy we are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.

Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. Weve also recently been placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer List too.

There are safe space employee networks and we host a monthly DEI events series to help support and celebrate all of our people. We are constantly listening to our people, evolving, changing and taking a flexible approach to how we make ASOS truly inclusive.

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Meet The Team

Meet Christy Hill -
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Every single day I feel both supported and inspired! The constant flow of creativity within ASOS is contagious. It's cool to be encouraged to think outside the box.
I was initially drawn to ASOS as it is a reputable company with a culture that is unmatched. After joining ASOS I soon realised that just like the name, it was most definitely ‘As Seen On Screen’ – what you see is truly what you get. There are endless opportunities within the company with values embodying a culture of bringing your best self to work. I never feel as though I need to change to fit the status quo of the ‘corporate lifestyle’ but actually, I fit in more when I’m authentically being myself.
At ASOS I can bring my authentic self to work, you’re empowered to think different, innovate and do the things you love. ASOS is a fast paced, changing environment with fun at the heart of everything we do.
  • Christy Hill

    Operations @ ASOS

    Every single day I feel both supported and inspired! The constant flow of creativity within ASOS is contagious. It's cool to be encouraged to think outside the box.
  • Denise Finney

    Operations @ ASOS

    I was initially drawn to ASOS as it is a reputable company with a culture that is unmatched. After joining ASOS I soon realised that just like the name, it was most definitely ‘As Seen On Screen’ – what you see is truly what you get. There are endless opportunities within the company with values embodying a culture of bringing your best self to work. I never feel as though I need to change to fit the status quo of the ‘corporate lifestyle’ but actually, I fit in more when I’m authentically being myself.
  • Ben Rubery

    Operations @ ASOS

    At ASOS I can bring my authentic self to work, you’re empowered to think different, innovate and do the things you love. ASOS is a fast paced, changing environment with fun at the heart of everything we do.
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Authentic

We celebrate what makes us unique, and stay true to ourselves.

Our business is built on an inclusive culture which encourages passion, enthusiasm and development – so you can bring your best self to work. We recognise that our differences make us stand out from the crowd, giving our ASOSers and customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. 

Brave

We’ve been bold and ambitious from the start – it’s in our DNA.

We’re empowered to try something different with the freedom to fail, turning left when others turn right. We use our voice to drive us forward, speaking up on the things our people and customers care about and challenging the status quo. 

Creative

We have a curious and adventurous spirit – it’s who we are and runs through everything we do.

We balance leadership with learning, by being comfortable as an innovator and when following in the footsteps of others. Our products and platform are fuelled by creative passion and a deep understanding of our customers, allowing us to empower millions of people around the world. 

Disciplined

Great work doesn’t happen by chance.

We need to take time in our pursuit of excellence – honing our skills, perfecting our craft, executing our plans, being comfortable with the uncomfortable and bridging the gap between goals and accomplishments. It’s a strategy that allows us to create an ASOS that’s built for future success.

Our Benefits

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on the company performance and your individual performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding