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Risk & Compliance Manager, DPO

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 5657A

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Barden has been exclusively engaged by a market leader service provider in significant expansion, looking to hire an experienced Risk & Compliance Manager to oversee the compliance function of the Irish operations, reporting into the CFO.

The offices are based in Dublin North but the company will accommodate hybrid working arrangements.


The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that business operations and procedures comply with any legal requirements and internal policies. The individual will also be the designated Data Protection Officer for the Irish business and have 2 or 3 direct reports. The person will have responsibility for the development and output of the team, as well as determining its optimal structure.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing all current and new compliance regulations, reviewing company processes and recommend improvements;
  • Educating and training the business on data protection and compliance issues;
  • Oversee the management of data access requests and Data Protection Impact Assessments;
  • Oversee internal & external ISO audits in conjunction with business owners to support the design of control systems;
  • Provide regular compliance updates to the Board;
  • Conduct regular Business Continuity Plan sessions to ensure management are fully aware of duties and responsibilities;
  • Support the business with ad hoc data protection queries/requirements.

Full job spec available.


  • At least 3+ years of relevant experience in a compliance and/or data protection role;
  • Experience auditing, reviewing and implementing improvements on compliance processes and policies;
  • Excellent working knowledge of data protection regulations and ISO standards/quality system requirements;
  • A qualification in Data Protection is highly desirable;
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.


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Bernardo is a qualified lawyer, having qualified in Portugal through a top tier law firm in the country. Before joining the world of recruitment in 2017 he practiced in-house for 4 years with IBM and Parexel, two of the leading multinational companies within the technology and healthcare sectors. Bernardo is an expert in recruitment within the legal, company secretarial and data protection markets. He partners with and supports a variety of companies and clients across all industries, both in the private and public sector, with a particular focus on in-house legal roles.

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