Global Privacy Counsel

Up to £78,000 + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday + free on-site gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


As Dyson grows so does the volume of information we hold; when customers interact with Dyson, whether through our retail stores, contact centres, websites or even the use of connected products we collect personal identifiable information (PII). We are committed to ensuring that PII is protected and this role is accountable for providing advice and support to ensure compliance with relevant privacy law and regulation.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

Function Overview

Dyson learnt an early lesson in the value of legal might, winning a gruelling battle against Hoover when it infringed our early cyclone technology patents. Our in-house legal teams have been at the forefront of Dyson ever since. From the information security experts and IP teams doggedly protecting our ideas. To the commercial lawyers and procurement specialists who solve our toughest business challenges across the world. 


  • Own and maintain the Dyson Global Privacy Policy, Cookies Policy and End User License Agreement (EULA)

  • Chair the GDPR Steering Group

  • Provide legal advice and support on all aspects of compliance with Privacy and Data Protection Law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Act as the primary point of contact and manage the relationship with external counsel supporting privacy and data protection matters

  • Produce monthly report on Privacy and Data Protection Risk

  • Maintain relevant data protection registers to monitor and track data sharing arrangements for personal identifiable information

  • Proactively monitor for changes to privacy law and regulation; creating executive briefing packs for any change that has a significant impact to the Global Dyson business


The successful candidate will have post qualification experience in privacy and data protection. In-house exposure during or post training is a definite advantage.

  • Solid background in privacy and data protection law and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practical and pragmatic way;
  • Commercial experience, gained in a global business processing large volumes of Personal Identifiable Information

  • Strong drafting skills and experience of contract negotiation;

  • Good awareness of the role of the legal function in a large business and have the ability to contribute actively in the taking of key business decisions;

  • An appetite to learn new skills and the versatility and technical ability to deal with issues outside of their experience and learn quickly on the job;

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing but supportive environment

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 30-Aug-2017

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