Senior Data Protection Specialist

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent

The Senior Data Protection Specialist will play a pivotal role in ensuring Customer Solutions adherence to regulatory requirements and Data Protection standards.  

The Senior Data Protection Specialist will possess deep expertise in GDPR and collaborate closely with a team of Data Stewards within the Customer Solutions department. This role reports to the Residential Markets Governance & Data Protection Manager and works directly with the company's Data Protection Officer to ensure ongoing compliance with the evolving General Data Protection Regulation.

This position requires a person with a proven leadership experience and will have demonstrable experience of working under pressure to drive a culture of data protection compliance in an ever-changing environment.


• Experienced Data Protection professional, extensive knowledge of Data Protection legislation, processes, systems, and controls. Ideally experience working in a consumer service organisation.

• Proven ability to work effectively in partnership with key stakeholders and business unit senior management.


• Spearheading pivotal tasks related to the management of personal data for Customer Solution businesses, offering expert advice, ensuring adherence to regulations, and enhancing the efficiency of Data Protection processes.

• Exerting influence across the business and fostering collaborative efforts with all departments to ensure the integration of Data Protection considerations from the outset of new projects, processes, and programs (Privacy by Design).

• Conducting Data Protection compliance audits aligned with the standards set forth by the Data Protection Commissioner, including assessments at third-party locations when necessary.

• Steering the Customer Solutions team's response to evolving GDPR regulations, particularly in Ireland, the UK, and Europe, and identifying any deficiencies or necessary remedial actions, which may entail updates to policies and procedures.

What you will get in return:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Opportunity to lead Ireland’s transition to net zero carbon future 
  • Progressive, hybrid working model 
  • Career development through mentoring and training
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities 
  • Sports and Social Clubs 
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Credit Union 
  • Generous Pension 
  • Access to staff well-being programmes 
  • Generous parental leave entitlements 
  • Strong values-based and inclusive culture  
Get in touch: 
If you are interested in hearing more about this job, please apply here or email your CV to [email protected] and we can arrange a call! Looking forward to hearing from you.


Apply to Matthew Dunne

Matt is an accomplished professional with a robust background in IT contract recruitment spanning over the past 4 years. His expertise lies in matching skilled contractors with roles in high-demand areas of technology, such as SAP, Salesforce, Workday, Kinaxis, LIMS, and various other tech domains. Matt's influence reaches beyond borders as he collaborates with prestigious clients like Novartis, Sanofi, Abbvie, GSK, and Takeda. Furthermore, he has cultivated strategic partnerships with renowned consultancies like TCS, Infosys, and Accenture, aiding them in identifying top talent within the IT industry. Matt's mission is empowering candidates to uncover exciting projects that perfectly align with their aspirations and skill sets. His commitment extends throughout every phase of the recruitment journey, ensuring candidates receive the support they need to thrive.

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