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Senior Consultant, Technology Risk, Data Governance

Location:  London
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 25, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  288649

Senior Consultant, Technology Risk, Data Governance


Technology is at the heart of most modern organizations. As well as opening a world of opportunities, technology exposes organizations to a variety of risks. We help our clients to identify and manage these risks to protect their stakeholders. As a Senior Consultant within our Technology Risk team, you will help our clients identify and manage their technology risks whilst simultaneously gaining skills to develop a career in a fast-growing professional services organization.


Our clients seek independent advice and assurance on diverse issues such as: compliance, the design and operation of internal privacy controls, the security of business critical systems, the delivery of major IT enabled programs addressing relevant IT security and privacy risks, their relationships with third parties, and their management, stewardship and ability to exploit business critical data.



The opportunity

As our clients seek to improve the customer experience, create value, and obtain competitive advantage associated with trust in their brand, the ability to leverage personal information assets in the right way is crucial.
This, in addition to the constantly evolving nature of organizations via mergers and acquisitions and organizational restructuring, new system implementations and the complex, changing legal and regulatory landscapes in which organizations operate, has resulted in Privacy becoming one of the tougher challenges currently facing our clients.

Our clients need to deal effectively with Privacy related risks, whilst providing the business with pragmatic and flexible solutions that deliver real value.

In response to the strong market demand and to meet our client needs, we are looking to recruit Senior Consultants who can work directly with clients, to help them understand the IT security and privacy risks associated with technologies that support their business.

Your key responsibilities:


You will be working within the Data team under the Technology Risk Consulting Practice which is one of the areas identified by EY for tremendous investment and growth. Your primary responsibility will be to plan and deliver Data Protection assurance and advisory engagements to our clients including:

  • Responding to Data Protection ‘Request for Proposals’.
  • Project scoping and risk management.
  • Developing Data Protection strategies and roadmaps.
  • Reviewing and creating Data Protection related documentation including policies, procedures, Record of Processing Activities (RoPA), Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA), System Inventory, Technical and organizational measures etc.
  • Creating Data Protection related training content and imparting cross functional training on Data Protection.
  • End to End delivery of Data Protection engagements including gap assessments, Data Protection regulatory compliance reviews, maturity assessments and internal audit to help business stay compliant with relevant Data Protection regulatory requirements.



Qualifications and skills


  • Minimum experience of 3 years working in the field of Data Protection. Thorough understanding of the key Data Protection concepts, including understanding of global Data Protection regulations (including but not limited to GDPR, CCPA, LGPD etc.).
  • Recognized Privacy qualifications preferred (e.g. CIPP, CIPM, CIPT etc.).
  • Functional and non-functional privacy requirements definition and documentation experience.
  • Demonstrable breadth of skills/experience and market awareness.
  • Proven ability to analyze problems and communicating solutions to a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and project management skills.



What we look for

You will need to build a strong network internally and be able to exceed our clients’ high expectations. We seek high performing individuals, recognised for exceeding expectations.

  • Core consulting skills- Advanced data and evidence management, client management on remediation programmes driving innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Technical skills – Strong technical insights, practical knowledge, and specialist capability.
  • Versatility- Proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment.



Ideally, you should also have

  • Ability to work in challenging, diverse, and evolving client environments with utmost professionalism.
  • Flexibility and ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations.
  • Ability to build strong client relationships.
  • Strong team working skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A passion to contribute to the growth of the practice.



What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive renumeration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings, and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotion. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build you career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY

EY | Building a better working world


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform, and operate. 

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax, and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


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