• Data Privacy Compliance Analyst

    Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
    # of Openings
    Risk and Compliance
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Role Description

    Data Privacy SME based within the second line of defence Risk & Compliance team and providing support and consultancy to FNZ (UK) Ltd and other group companies where applicable in relation to data privacy / data protection laws and regulations.


    The Data Privacy Compliance Analyst’s role is to work with the Senior Data Privacy Compliance Analyst to:

    • Promote a culture of data privacy compliance within the Company.
    • Assist the Company in maintaining its compliance with data privacy / data protection obligations.
    • Provide support to the Company’s Senior Management by providing assurance on the systems and controls connected with the Company’s data privacy obligations.

    Data Privacy Risk & Compliance Oversight

    • Providing consultancy and challenge to the business on data protection / data privacy on behalf of Risk & Compliance.
    • Working with Information Security, Infrastructure and Architecture to ensure strong controls over security of personal data.
    • Working with Operations to ensure strong first line of defence controls over processing of personal data.
    • Working with Client Project teams and technical Delivery to ensure that data privacy controls are built into platform delivery and change processes.
    • Working with Legal , Procurement and Supplier Management to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements applicable to data processor contracts
    • Providing data privacy Compliance input into new business initiatives/ propositions, new supplier due diligence and Data Privacy Risk Assessments.
    • Maintaining and updating the Risk & Compliance data privacy policies and procedures in line with applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
    • Reviewing risk events, confirming DPA impacts/ breaches where applicable, advising on action, monitoring through to completion and identifying trends.
    • Overseeing and managing the investigation and resolution of Personal Data breaches, including production of an Incident Report and reporting to clients as required.
    • Assisting in the development and maintenance of mandatory data privacy training modules for all staff.
    • Providing face-to-face training/workshops on aspects of data privacy compliance to business teams as required.
    • Contributing to MI and reports to the UK Board and management committees, as required.


    Regulatory Records

    • To maintain appropriate records and documentation relating to data privacy, including:
      • Data Privacy Risk Register
      • Data Privacy Impact Assessments
      • Data Privacy Incident Reports


    Regulatory Developments

    • Providing impact analysis on data privacy regulatory changes as required.
    • Working with the business to facilitate their understanding of data privacy regulatory developments and ensuring that they are imbedded into processes and controls.
    • Ensuring that data privacy regulatory changes are notified where appropriate to internal Committees and to clients through the Compliance Regulatory Developments team.


    Managing Relationships

    • Providing support and challenge to key business stakeholders in managing data privacy risks and issues within the business.
    • Liaising with external stakeholders including clients, auditors, third parties as required.



    Team Working

    • Sharing ideas to enhance cross-team learning and business development.
    • Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external parties.
    • Supporting the team’s efforts to succeed.
    • Balance team and individual responsibilities.
    • Exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views.


    Maintaining Operational & Company Standards

    • Supporting the organisation’s key business objectives whilst maintaining regulatory compliance.
    • Encouraging and driving quality and continuous improvement of processes used across the business.
    • Ensuring practices are compliant with regulatory bodies’ expectations.


    Personal Effectiveness

    • Ability to prioritise work and manage service delivery targets within tight constraints, maintaining flexibility in respect of shifting business priorities.
    • Taking ownership for workload and is proactive in approach.
    • Strong communication skills, using appropriate language and style of communication that is relevant to the situation and circumstances to influence.
    • Demonstrating sufficient self-awareness to identify personal strengths and areas for development.
    • Ability to analyse and problem solve.
    • Calm, reasonable and professional manner.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Flexible to change, eager to improve and develop new skills.

    Experience Required

    • Previous experience in a data protection oversight and/or consultancy role, ideally within a financial services environment.
    • Good knowledge of GDPR and DPA requirements and related guidance.
    • Understanding of FCA rules and regulatory framework preferably gained through a compliance function.
    • Experience of platform environment/investment operations services an advantage.
    • Relevant professional or industry qualification.
    • Good communication, relationship management and influencing skills.
    • Ability to build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
    • Ability to analyse, present and report regulatory information to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.

    About FNZ

    FNZ is the market leading provider of technology and administration services to major financial institutions in the platform and wealth management sectors across the globe. We partner with life companies, banks, asset managers and discretionary wealth managers to enable them to develop and distribute financial products and services to their customers across all major distribution channels.


    FNZ has a strong blue-chip customer base including Standard Life, Axa Wealth, JP Morgan, HSBC, Friends Life, Zurich Financial, etc. It has helped customers grow to around £200 billion of platform assets in aggregate. FNZ now employs over 1300 people with offices in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Brno (Czech Republic), Wellington, Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore.


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