Skip Navigation

View the latest on our COVID-19 response and what this means for our people and recruitment. Learn more

Compliance Specialist - UK

Compliance Specialist, United Kingdom

This is a new opportunity to join our Compliance team based in our HQ in Reading, UK. As a Compliance Specialist you will work with relevant functional teams across the Primark business. You will be an integral part of the team responsible for identifying and mitigating risk of data breaches and other compliance risks while educating business colleagues on the importance of compliance. As part of the Primark Global Legal Team you will be joining a fast paced, commercial environment, with the opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the Primark business.

What the role involves:
• Assist in the development, delivery and maintenance of the ongoing compliance programme
• Act as an SME focal point for information requests from functions and regions
• Review policies and procedures
• Conduct risk assessments and report on findings
• Administer and maintain the GDPR online training for current and new employees across 13 countries
• Maintain requirements for compliance with data protection laws and support senior management in defining actions to support compliance
• Manage guidance documentation and related notices and coordinate updates
• Prepare and deliver communications and coordinate programme updates
• Support key data protection processes for breach management and data subject access requests
• Assess projects for GDPR risks, building in data privacy considerations for projects that process personal data
• Supporting the completion of Data Privacy Impact Assessments for projects with significant personal data elements
• Identify and support the resolution of risks and issues as they arise
• Promote awareness across the business of GDPR compliance obligations and advise on procedures and policies
• Proactively look at core causes of data breaches and work with the business to drive process improvement
• Monitor and understand key trends and issues both internally and externally, and identify opportunities for improvement in processes

What we’re looking for:
• Compliance professional with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a compliance and/or legal setting
• Significant knowledge of data protection concepts, principles, regulation and legislation, specifically including in-depth understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
• Ability to communicate & influence effectively verbally and in writing across all levels as required
• Working within a client-focused environment
• Proven ability to make sound judgement calls particularly relating to issues requiring escalation
• Self-motivated and positive approach to deliver high quality work and meet deadlines
• Proactive approach to seeking information and identify solutions
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
• Attention to detail combined with the ability to overview processes
• Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal/communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence and possess the ability to push back with professionalism
• Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business
• Sound judgement, unquestionable ethics and with high degree of transparency and trust
Apply

Learn more about Primark

No similar jobs found.

No recently viewed jobs found.

SIGN UP FOR EMAIL JOB ALERTS

If you would like to sign up for email job alerts for future roles with Primark you can do so using the form below. We will only use the details you provide below to inform you about future vacancies that match your search criteria if and when they become available. The details you provide on this page will not be used to send unsolicited communication and will not be sold to a third party. You can select as many categories and locations as you wish.

Interested InSelect a job category from the list of options. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.