Privacy Officer


We ask

  • An entrepreneurial attitude
  • A customer centric focus
  • Collaborative skills

We offer

  • Challenging work
  • Excellent secondary employment conditions
  • In charge of personal development


  • Building a future proof bank
  • A diverse and inclusive culture
  • Extensive internal career opportunities

Privacy Officer

At a glance

The Privacy Officer (PO) will report to the UK Head of Process & Control (UK P&C) and maintain a strong co-operation line with the UK Country Head of Compliance and Local 2nd Line Privacy Officer.


The mission of UK P&C is aligned to the mission of Head Office Process & Control (HO P&C) to safeguard the banks license to operate and optimally control and support the daily operations as well as the strategic journey across the Corporate Bank. 


Initially the role will focus on Project Management and project delivery of the Group Privacy Program as it pertains to the UK and any local regulatory requirements that additionally need to be implemented.


The PO initial focus will be setting up the Privacy Governance Framework in the UK, in accordance with ABN AMRO group direction and ensuring alignment across the UK Branch business and relevant UK subsidiaries. Once the framework is in place, the PO will be responsible for ensuring compliance with policies and processes and maintaining the framework to comply with applicable regulations. 


The PO will also be the main 1st Line of Defence contact for all Privacy and GDPR matters, collaborating with 2nd Line of Defence Compliance and Human Resources as well as ABN AMRO’s Privacy Office in NL where necessary and appropriate.


The PO will also be responsible for embedding and strengthening the group Privacy strategy and delivering a robust framework which ensures clear Privacy ownership across the UK. 
The PO is responsible for control, actionable advice and business line-wide Privacy related initiatives, supporting key stakeholders with Privacy and GDPR expertise. The role will include extensive alignment and coordination with relevant Head Office Privacy Stewards and the Corporate Banking Privacy Office to ensure effective Privacy and GDPR management in the UK and assume the role of “Single Point Of Contact” (SPOC) for all Privacy matters. 


The PO also monitors, controls and provides actionable insights to ensure enterprise and business line Privacy standards are adhered to as well as ensuring sufficient oversight in relevant governance committees with the provision of accurate and complete management information.

Your job

The aim of the PO is to both support Privacy and GDPR management across relevant UK business lines and functions and to support the strategic priorities of the businesses and inform senior management on the robustness of the control framework. It will also focus on supporting the delivery of GDPR regulations.


•    Responsible to develop the privacy framework, and drive and maintain 1LoD privacy vision & strategy
•    Responsible to coordinate and report on 1LoD privacy activities and KPIs/KRIs
•    Executes central 1LoD operational privacy process activities
•    Central point of contact for the 1LoD business
•    Maintains frequent alignment with and provides information to Privacy Office in NL
•    Support and drive local and international projects with a focus on Privacy and GDPR
•    Data protection-compliant design and further development of current and future methods and tools 
•    Writing and managing local procedures, processes and work instructions
•    Accountable to prioritize and promote privacy in local 1LoD
•    Fulfil the SPOC role in local 1LoD for privacy matters, including support on operational privacy processes
•    Establishment of a data protection network in all relevant departments
•    Independent advice and assessment of data protection risks in day-to-day business (e.g. in the form of a data protection impact assessment)
•    Provide expertise to support departments with a high degree of processing personal data, i.e. Human Resources
•    Co-ordinate and oversee the maintenance of the register of processing activities
•    Determine which additional processes require registration
•    Support 1st line with completion of Privacy Impact Assessments and Data Protection Impact Assessments
•    Initial processing of data subject requests
•    Recording initial review of data breach incidents, development of a response process
•    International Data Transfers assessment and review.
•    Responsible to arrange and/or execute, cluster and prioritise privacy activities in 1LoD

Your working environment

ABN AMRO is an enterprising bank with a primary focus on Northwest Europe. We serve clients in the retail, private banking and corporate banking sectors. We are also present internationally in a number of specialist activities, such as Corporate and Commercial Banking, Asset Based Finance and Clearing.

At ABN AMRO we have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients at times that matter has always been our role and our responsibility. Together, we aim high and work towards lasting relationships that are relevant and responsible, both now and in the future. We want to be the bank that leads the way.

Our strategy goes far beyond financial value: we want to accelerate the transition to sustainability. We do this by supporting and advising our clients in order to facilitate their sustainability shift. Our commitment to clients, employees, investors and society calls for clear direction, focus and dedication.

We concentrate on our three strategic pillars:


  • Support our clients transition to sustainability
  • Reinvent the customer experience
  • Build a future-proof bank

Our strategy requires a culture of working together and permanent learning. It's only with this mindset that we unleash the best in ourselves to deliver a high standard of performance. ABN AMRO's culture is the catalyst for the evolution in which we find ourselves: our people are imaginative, trust each other and do just that little bit extra to help clients.

ABN AMRO UK is part of the Corporate Banking business line and operates the following businesses in the UK:


  • Corporate and Institutional Banking which includes Corporate Banking, Clearing, Global Markets - Sales & Trading and Financial Institutions 
  • Commercial Banking which includes Asset Based Finance and International Desk, which provides transactional banking services

Our business lines are supported by a number of functions such as Risk, Compliance, Legal, IT, Finance (Including Tax), Business Management and Human Resources. We currently employ approx. 380 people in the UK.

Your profile

•    Demonstrable experience in embedding a UK Privacy framework and data literacy into the business.
•    Must have experience in working in a regulated financial firm.
•    Proven Privacy and Data Management regulatory knowledge and understanding to include identifying risks, determining required controls and implementing policies and processes.
•    Good credibility, trustworthiness, problem solving, task management and self-management competencies.
•    Ability and demonstrable experience to lead the project and meet specific Regulatory requirements in relation to Privacy.
•    Show a high level of drive and commitment that the key aims and objectives of the role are achieved. 
•    Self-starter and ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels.
•    Pro-active working style, alert to improvement opportunities in MI coordination.
•    Ability to work as a transformation agent in an environment where change is a constant. 
•    Good understanding and ability to define KPI’s & KRI’s.
•    Excellent team player with a strong focus on working together to achieve results.
•    Ability to remain professional under pressure. 
•    Supportive of colleagues to drive the Privacy topic forward and embed into BAU.
•    Maximising the Performance and Potential of Self and Others.
•    Highly effective stakeholder and communications skills, including a track record of influencing, consulting and collaborating successfully with a wide range of stakeholders from different businesses/disciplines, maintaining credible and trusting relationships. 
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Good ability to analyse data and present risk-based information with supporting context and commentary.
•    Organised and methodical approach to maintaining accurate records.
•    Excellent time management skills.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
•    Familiarity with Power BI would be an advantage.

What we offer

Joining ABN AMRO means working on meaningful projects. Projects that have an impact on our clients. Working with a wide range of people with different backgrounds, opinions and ideas. In the UK, in the Netherlands or elsewhere in our international network. We offer an environment where you will be challenged on a daily basis - professionally as well as on a personal level - so that you can grow to become the professional you want to be.


We have identified that the following types of flexible working may be suitable for this role in principle. Any requests will be determined in line with our Flexible Working Policy:


Type of Flexible Working      Likely to be suitable
Remote Working                     Yes – 2/3 days in the office
Unpaid leave                           Yes
Other                                       Dependent on request


Are you interested?   Please apply via the button below.

For more information please contact Niki Champion, Senior Resourcing Partner,, +44 203 192 9342.

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