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Legal Counsel, Data Privacy

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UK - South (South East, South West & London)
Staines, Windsor
Job Family Group
Legal, Secretariat, Regulatory & Compliance

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel Data Privacy to join our Data Protection team.

In this role you will provide pragmatic and commercially-focussed data privacy advice across Centrica. The role will balance the needs of the business to manage data to drive business growth, along with ensuring compliant, responsible and fair use of personal data.

If you are a qualified lawyer and have experience in Data Privacy, then we would love to hear from you.

Location: Staines or Windsor

The Role
  • Working closely with the Lead Counsel – Head of Privacy to help manage the global data privacy programme, including providing input on policy, standards and templates, governance, assurance activities, training and awareness and legislative and regulatory changes.
  • Deliver high quality expert legal advice on major business data commercialisation, transformation projects and programmes, new products and propositions, outsourcing and partnership arrangements, ID&V privacy and security issues, plus data sharing with third parties.
  • Work with and support internal partners responsible for managing personal data, including providing advice on data privacy risks across the organisation.
  • Negotiating data protection provisions with third parties, including procurement arrangements, data acquisition and data sharing agreements.
  • Advising on lead generation, marketing & customer contact campaigns, including the application of marketing preferences and managing data privacy breaches. In addition, they will monitor data risks and investigate, report on and recommend appropriate action for any identified areas of exposure.
  • Adherence to company values will be important in all day to day activities.
The Person


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a non-technical way to commercial stakeholders, colleagues and third parties, at all levels.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships and influence stakeholders, internally and externally, especially with regulators.
  • Commercial know-how – over time, understanding Centrica, understanding our Customers and strategic thinking and decision making.


  • Legally qualified
  • Proven specialist in data privacy


  • Data privacy certifications eg CIP/E
The Company

Centrica plc, a FTSE 100 company, has operations in UK, North America and Europe. With 30+ million customer-product relationships, Centrica's vision is to become the leading integrated supplier of energy and related services for its chosen markets and maximise value to shareholders. Centrica's brand names include British Gas, Direct Energy (North America). At Centrica, our purpose is to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow.

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Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to