Home Vacancies, July 2024 Legal Compliance and Data Privacy Advisor

Legal Compliance and Data Privacy Advisor

Location: Preferably UK, or, Flexible

Company: Plan International

Job Description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.


The Opportunity

In this role as the Legal Compliance and Data Privacy Advisor you will be a part of the Legal Team, providing advice, training, project management and support on legal compliance regulations, including Data Protection and Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Money Laundering (AT&AML) sanctions, including management of the legal compliance screening software and data privacy software. As well as supporting legal compliance workstreams and managing legal compliance and data privacy incidents.


The Person 

  • Knowledge of the work involved in compliance and experience of developing, supporting and maintaining processes and systems involved in such functions.
  • Experience of working in legal, data privacy and/or compliance teams.
  • Understanding of anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering requirements and screening (comprehensive and organisation-specific training will be given).
  • Experience and knowledge of data privacy and data protection laws (UK preferred)
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and online collaboration tools.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Highly effective communicator in writing and in person/online.
  • Able to respond effectively to routine queries and requests for advice on systems and processes; calm and resourceful.
  • Eagerness to develop technical compliance skills in new areas such as anti-terrorism, anti-money laundering and data privacy compliance.
  • A pro-active team player with a flexible and dynamic approach.
  • Fast learner who can deliver to multiple deadlines.
  • Calm and effective under pressure.
  • Diplomatic and discrete.
  • Positive, constructive, solution-oriented approach.
  • Good customer service


Please follow this link for a full role profile; Legal Compliance and Data Privacy – Updated Legal Compliance Officer_June24.docx

Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.

Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.


Location: This role will ideally be based in the UK, employed from the Global Hub for Plan International which is based in Woking, Surrey where we are remote/hybrid working. You must have the pre-existing right to live and work in the UK. O her locations where Plan International has an office* within a central time-zone that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live may be considered.

Type of role: 12 month Fixed Term, preferably from September 2024

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: Sunday 14th July 2024


*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe 


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.