Legal & Data Protection Officer - Banking - City, London, United Kingdom, EC1A2


Position: Legal and Data Protection Officer - Banking

Basis: Full Time

Salary/Package: Up to £50k plus Benefits

The Company

Our client is an international bank and sits within the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's biggest corporations.

They have been operating in the UK since early 2018 and are expanding a rapid pace.

The Role

  • This role will be based in the Legal and Compliance Department and will be primarily responsible to give advice on legal related matters at the Bank.
  • Additionally, the person will also be responsible for drafting policies and procedures, approving financial promotions and with review of internal and external contracts
  • Responsible for ensuring the Compliance of GDPR by adhered to and the writing policies for effective governance and carrying out relevant oversights



  • Assist the Head of legal and Compliance with review of documentation, drafting agreements
  • Advising on legal issues arising from the Bank's operations in the UK; branch and subsidiary
  • Advising on contractual provisions
  • Drafting policies and procedures and responding with guidance on related queries from the business.
  • Data Protection policies and procedures, Improve the DPA control by oversights. reviews and checking to polices
  • Compliance Manual
  • Legal Guidance Manual
  • Death and Bereavement Manual
  • Co-ordinating with external legal consultants, reviewing the Legal and Conveyancing Panel on an annual basis and communicating with them on regular basis when business requires external opinions. Ensure that 3 quotes obtained for any business and the bank provides feedback on the services given
  • Annual review of the Modern Slavery Act Statement
  • Reporting of CRS and FATCA, annually
  • Giving the business advise on taxation regulations, including CRS and FATCA, and the Criminal Finance Act
  • To provide accurate and complete responses to Courts/ Police/ DWP/ Liquidators/ HMRC within the timeframe specified
  • Monthly review of the legal court orders and requests for information for the Legal and Compliance Committee Meeting
  • Project management of GDPR, Tax related regulations and Immigration Act
  • Adhoc legal duties required from time to time
  • Approving financial promotions
  • Providing advice to business units on regulatory developments and horizon scanning for UKRLCC
  • Carry out adhoc monitoring activities
  • Compiling report for senior management

Data Protection Officer

  • Knowledge of DPA and EU GDPR
  • Inform and Advise on changes of data privacy laws and implications to business processes
  • Create and maintain data privacy policies and procedures in conjunction with business stakeholders
  • Manage a program of awareness and training to develop a data privacy culture in the Bank
  • Review data privacy clauses in client terms and supplier contracts
  • Review, assess and prioritise the delivery of Subject Access Requests, liaise with ICO when required
  • Lead a Personal data incident response and breach procedure
  • Provide a strategic Data Privacy compliance report to Board, on an agreed periodic basis

The Person

  • Qualified with a law degree
  • Experience within Banking - retail and or corporate
  • Experience within compliance, regulations, data protection