Senior Data Privacy Advisor

Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

A new role has been created for an experienced and proactive data privacy specialist to join BBC Studio’s in-house Privacy Team as a Senior Data Privacy Advisor. You would be joining a team of four other data privacy and compliance experts responsible for providing pragmatic day-to-day advice to productions and business teams and for the management and implementation of policies and processes designed to assist teams in complying with the UK and international data privacy legislation, regulation and guidance.


As a Senior Data Privacy Advisor reporting to the Chief Privacy Officer, you will provide specialist advice across the business and carry out vendor due diligence and DPIAs and manage Data Subject Rights Requests. You will also support the Data Privacy Manager in the continuous development and improvement of the privacy compliance framework and management of privacy champion groups.

Role Responsibility

The Senior Data Privacy Advisor role is varied, challenging and will provide you with the opportunity to help evolve the BBC Studios privacy framework and to advise on a wide range of matters, such as;

  • Productions - advising on privacy notices and application and casting processes
  • Digital privacy – advising on use of cookies, personalisation, targeted advertising and social media etc
  • Consumer marketing and relationship management – advising on copy and privacy notices
  • Supporting Data Protection Impact Assessments for strategic projects
  • Undertaking Vendor assessments
  • Managing Data Subject Rights Requests

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

You will need experience working in a data protection compliance role that involves the practical delivery of privacy and assessment of risk into product or service design.

Good practical knowledge and application of key data protection legislation (including PECR); You’ll be experienced at assessing and drafting complex risk assessments; drafting privacy notices/policies and managing data subject rights requests and complaints.

Proactive, collaborative work style with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience in business partnering across a diverse range of mid to senior-level stakeholders will be essential to your success in this role.

Broadcast/production/media experience and industry qualifications are desirable but not essential. If you have some but not all of these skills, we’d still be interested in hearing from you as we offer excellent training.



Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Continuing / Hybrid (2 days p/w in office)
Location: London

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/2373779/61543 in the subject.

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  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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