Job description


Legal Counsel

One Group. Six brands. Unlimited possibilities.

Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive manufacturers in the world, with some of the most iconic brands that the industry has ever seen. But we're also a great Sales, Marketing and Digital operation in our own right. Last year over 350,000 cars and vans were registered from the Volkswagen Group UK brands, achieving a market share of over 22% and confirming our position as the leading automotive company in the UK.

With a global target to be balance-sheet CO2 neutral by the year 2050, we are leading the automotive transition to zero emission battery electric vehicles. We're focusing on key strategic initiatives to help us become the leading provider of mobility services in the UK, digital sales, the next generation of aftersales and new efficient distribution structures to name a few.

We have a unique culture, built on difference and a friendly rivalry that inspires us all. Across our business, we learn from each other, encourage each other and regularly challenge each other to think differently. Our people have a true passion for what they do, a genuine desire to go further for customers and to give their own careers real momentum at the same time.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our vibrant UK Legal & Compliance Team as Legal Counsel for Data Protection on a full-time, permanent basis. The role reports into the General Counsel & Compliance Officer and will focus on monitoring compliance and advising the business on data protection and privacy compliance, procedures and technologies to reduce risk and instil best practice.

You'll deliver commercially sound legal support to our fast-paced organisation. You'll be a Data Protection expert and be a key advisor on strategic and transformation projects for the business. You'll have experience working either in-house or in practice but be comfortable working independently at pace and on a variety of projects. Data Protection specialists that are not legally qualified will also be considered.

You'll work in strong collaboration with the other members of the Legal & Compliance team and the wider business and build key relationships at a senior level. In this role, you have the opportunity to make a real difference. By creating a structured approach to your work, you'll support the business to succeed with its ambitions for the future.

So what can we offer you? We know people value different things, so along with a competitive salary, car, fuel card and discretionary bonus, we offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit you and your lifestyle, including hybrid working.

Sound like a challenge? We'd love to hear from you…


  • Contract Type:
    Full-time - Fixed Term Contract
  • Location:
    Volkswagen Group UK - Milton Keynes
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  • Function:
    Finance and Legal
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