As the fastest growing online travel agent, our mission is to open the world to everyone. We are taking loveholidays to the next phase of successful growth by harnessing our strength in short haul beach holidays.
It is an exciting time to join loveholidays as we celebrate our 10th anniversary and continue to grow.
Purpose of the role
To deliver commercially pragmatic legal advice and support to loveholidays in achieving its business objectives whilst minimising risk. Play a key role in supporting strategic matters aligned to the Company’s 2025 Strategy with a particular focus on privacy matters and commercial/IT contracts.
KEY RESULT AREAS
Build on and manage loveholidays’ data protection governance and compliance efforts - you will be the subject matter expert on data protection in the UK & Ireland
Take the lead on managing day-to-day compliance matters across the business as well as monitoring and improving our governance and compliance frameworks, policies and processes
Act as the primary point of contact for staff and regulators in relation to data protection issues
Inform and advise across the business on data protection risks and compliance requirements.
Work with internal stakeholders to review new initiatives to advise on risks and compliance requirements, including DPIAs where needed
Provide support and assistance to the team managing rights requests
Review and assist with security incident reports and maintain the data breach register
Assist with diligence on new third parties where personal data is involved, reviewing data protection clauses in agreements and advising on any data transfer requirements
Promote a culture of data protection compliance across the business
Deliver training to staff members involved in data handling or processing
Maintain records of data processing activities carried out by the company
Monitor changes to data protection laws and regulator guidance, inform the business as needed and make recommendations when appropriate.
Drafting/reviewing/negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts including with technology and services providers, outsourced customer services providers, hotel and transfer providers, merchant acquirers and virtual credit card providers
Developing contract templates and processes to accelerate the contracting process
Legal team procedures/efficiency
Creating FAQs, guidance notes to enable self-service of routine queries
Qualified UK solicitor with 5-6 years PQE in privacy matters and commercial/IT contracts
Expertise in UK and EU data protection law and practice including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR and experience advising on and implementing UK and EU data protection law requirements
Excellent written and verbal communication skills - able to articulate complex information to someone with no prior knowledge of the issue
Strong organisational and project management skills with an ability to prioritise, multi-task and work to deadlines
Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
Proactive, meticulous and enthusiastic approach with strong attention to detail
Natural confidence and inquisitiveness - able to get to the bottom of an issue
Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive and confidential information
Understanding of and/or background in the travel industry a distinct advantage but not essential
Other than an amazing environment for you to grow, have impact and show the world your incredible skills, we offer several benefits:
Company pension contributions at 5% Training budget for you to learn on the job High degree of autonomy in a strong collaborative environment Discounted holidays for you, your family and friends 25 days of holiday (plus 8 public holidays) Subsidised gym memberships Cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan and eye care vouchers Hybrid working with 2 days working in our office and 3 days WFH per week Sustainably sourced fruit baskets in the office kitchen Heavily subsidised vending machines