Shannon, Ireland

Data Protection Officer

Full-time / part-time
Compliance & Risk
Rineanna House

Job description

Are you a data protection expert?

As a DPO/ Data Protection Officer you will provide support for all aspects of the Group’s Data Protection strategy and arrangements encompassing cultural, physical and technology elements throughout the business. 

You will join a talented Group Data Protection Team and oversee maintenance of the central Register of Processing Activities (ROPA) in respect of coordination of Cluster entries, administer the Data Protection Forum, and support completion of the Data Protection Impact Assessments at Cluster level.

The day to day:

  • Working with geographic clusters to maintain and update local ROPAs, and consolidation into central ROPA
  • Triage of reported data protection breaches and near-misses, working with local data protection champions to assess impact
  • Responding to client questionnaires and tenders to support business development and client audit activities
  • Responding to client contractual queries on data protection clauses, including commercial impacts of amendments to standard IQ-EQ contracts
  • Monitoring and support for cluster-level Data Subject Individual Rights Requests
  • Administration of the Group Data Protection Forum (arranging meetings, packs, attendance, etc.).


  • Previous experience in Data Protection within a complex multi-national organisation
  • A background providing timely and accurate advice on contracts, relating data protection compliance and resultant commercial impacts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, comfortable working at all levels within an organisation and in a wide variety of situations
  • An ability to translate data protection requirements and standards into easily understood business concepts and vice versa
  • Relevant industry certification (e.g. IAPP CIPP/E, CIPM, Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection, including evidence of GDPR competency).

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.  

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide

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