Privacy Lead Product Owner


Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business

Data Insight & Analytics, Delivery, Product Management


Hammersmith - Griffin House Hammersmith Road

Job ID 00030189

About the role

About the Data Estate Team:
The Data Estate team is on a mission to enhance the value of our data and to transform the culture at Virgin Media O2 towards data as a strategic asset.  Our teams are building state of the art data governance and privacy capabilities, optimising consents and opt-ins and exploiting data monetization opportunities anchored in a relationship with our customers of trust, transparency and control.

High-performing team-play is what we’re about.  We’re pushing each other outside of our comfort zones, leaning on each other as we learn and grow in a culture of openness, vulnerability, unconditional support and the ability to laugh together.  

London (Hammersmith) or Reading with flexible working patterns to allow home remote working.

The Role:
We are taking a tooling and automation led approach to privacy, so we are looking for an experienced Privacy Lead/Privacy Product Owner to join our growing team.

•    Are you passionate about privacy, delivery focused and always looking for new ways to deliver privacy as an enabler?

•    Can you help us design and deliver privacy capabilities to drive maturity, value realisation and accelerate automated privacy risk management?

•    Are you up for taking a fresh approach to operationalising privacy?

If so, this role is for you!  

As a Privacy Lead/Privacy Product Owner, you’ll be responsible for:

•    Taking a product owner approach to designing and delivering Privacy Programme components
•    Providing thought and technical privacy leadership on Cloud-first privacy controls and risk management
•    Building and nurturing excellent working relationships with our Data Protection Office, Data Engineer, Commercial Lead and Digital Product Owner communities
•    Working closely with Digital Architecture, Digital Security and Data Engineers to operationalise our privacy platform
•    Aligning with the value creation pipeline to provide expert privacy advice   
•    Staying up to date with emerging regulatory and technological developments to ensure our capabilities remain state of the art

Must haves:
•    A proven track record of designing, implementing and operating end to end components of a privacy programme in a cloud environment
•    Demonstrable experience of generating value through innovative and creative thinking
•    Experience of providing pragmatic, risk-based and commercially astute privacy advice and control design in a data-centric, digital native or large organisation undergoing digital transformation
•    Strong understanding of GDPR, Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation and other Privacy laws and the ability to apply such understanding in a commercially astute way (Ideally CIPP/E, CIPM, or BCS Data Protection Practitioner qualified).
•    Experience of agile delivery and working with Google Cloud Platform
•    Working understanding of enterprise Risk Management and risk-based approach
•    Proven experience of working collaboratively with stakeholders in specialist and technical roles across boundaries to secure buy-in and create solutions that work for all stakeholders

The other stuff we're looking for:
•    An innovative and creative thinker, with the ability to apply problem-solving skills. We are building new capabilities, not following a well-trodden path.
•    Great communication and presentation skills, particularly for less technically informed audiences.
•    Collaborative and effective, a team player that gets the importance of culture and wants to win as a team
•    Highly motivated and a self-starter
•    Ability to create and reinforce a psychologically safe, inclusive working environment
•    Resilient and tenacious in approach; applying creative thinking to solve problems
•    Open, supportive, focussed on personal development, learning and growth

What's in it for you?
We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. And it's fair to say, it'll offer great flexibility and always put wellbeing at the top of the table. We're open to chatting about flexible working (so don't be worried to ask the question). Every role is different, so where we can, we'll work with you to achieve the right balance.

If you go on to be successful in your application, some of the many benefits you'll get are:
•    25 days annual leave, plus UK Bank Holidays + Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself.
•    A defined contribution pension scheme, run by Fidelity, matched up to 10%.
•    An annual bonus of up to 15%, based on company performance.
•    Access to wellbeing benefits such as the Unmind App, personal medical cover (which you can opt to upgrade to cover loved ones) and critical illness cover.
•    {Season ticket loans}
•    The option to buy and sell holiday to suit your jet setting lifestyle.

Next Steps:
If you think you've got some outstanding skills to offer us, and Virgin Media feels like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. If your application is successful, the next steps of the process are likely to include an initial telephone conversation with a member of our Recruitment team, followed by a competency-based video interview with the Hiring Manager.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media family

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