Privacy and Information Protection Team Lead

£40,000 - £52,000 + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday + free on-site gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


Managing and developing the Privacy and Data Protection Team; setting the standard for Privacy and Data Protection and supporting the business in its compliance with legislation and public expectation.

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. 


  • Develop and maintain global policies that support compliance with privacy and data protection legislation and consumer protection laws (where applicable)

  • Define accountabilities and responsibilities for the ownership and governance of personal identifiable data and information

  • Educate, influence and support key business stakeholders to ensure their awareness of privacy and data protection policies

  • Define performance measures for privacy and data protection compliance

  • Act as Senior Supplier (as appropriate) to all organisational change programmes that impact or affect personal identifiable data and information

  • In collaboration with Facilities Management, IT and Business Continuity, ensure that physical, technical and resilience controls are ‘fit for purpose’ and provide an appropriate level of assurance regarding the protection of sensitive and confidential information

  • Manage and develop the team (3 x Information Compliance Specialist)

  • Manage breach notification and investigation processes


  • Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent

  • Qualification or professional certification in Privacy and/or Data Protection  

  • Proven experience of managing privacy

  • Experience working in a global context

  • Experience managing a team, including development and mentoring of others 

  • Able to build strong, productive relationships

  • Strong communicator; able to articulate complex and challenging concepts to diverse, global audiences

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: 25-Apr-2017

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