Multiverse • London

Senior Privacy and Data Protection Executive, UK

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Multiverse, a tech scaleup with a social mission. We’re creating a diverse group of future leaders by building an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training, through the power of professional apprenticeships.

We’re one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe and rapidly expanding in North America, working with over 500 clients including Facebook, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and the NHS. In June 2022, we broke the EdTech funding record (again!) by announcing our $220m Series D, making Multiverse the UK’s first ever EdTech unicorn.

Join us on our journey to democratising access to the best careers and learning opportunities.

The opportunity

There is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic privacy and data protection professional to join our new Privacy team, working closely with Legal, InfoSec, Business Operations, Product and more. On a daily basis you will be helping to develop and roll out the Multiverse Privacy Framework and promote a positive privacy culture across the business.

In return, you’ll get the chance to take your career to the next step by protecting one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Europe. If you have good knowledge of privacy, data protection and information security, with a desire to work in a fast-growth and challenging environment, we’d like to meet you!

Your key responsibilities

Reporting in directly to the DPO, you will help to build a robust privacy culture throughout the organisation, roll-out a global privacy framework, uplift and create governance structures, and help to ensure compliance with GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, PECR and more.

You will be working towards:

  • Helping to shape and implement the MV Global Privacy Framework across our UK and US operations

  • Owning and delivering projects to ensure compliance with relevant privacy legislation, particularly UK GDPR and US state privacy laws

  • Advising staff on ad hoc requests regarding privacy & data protection

  • Contributing to multi-disciplinary projects across the business as a subject matter expert, helping to shape the delivery of our future products

  • Working with our clients to evidence our compliance and ensure their requirements are met

  • Creating and maintaining accurate records as required by applicable legislation - e.g. Records of Processing Activities (ROPAs), Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)

  • Responding to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and Security Incidents

  • Working with the DPO, InfoSec, Legal, BizOps to develop our forward security posture

  • Developing and delivering relevant training across the business

  • Drafting and updating internal policies and procedures

  • Assessing our vendors to ensure ongoing compliance

  • Working with change management functions to assess new tools and technologies ahead of adoption

  • Identify and implement tools and automation for developing our technical data protection controls.

  • Other privacy and data protection related duties as required

  • Assisting with the firm’s ad hoc projects

Skills and attributes for success

  • Enjoying working in a fast and high-pressure environment

  • Energised by complex problems across a wide range of topics that may be unfamiliar

  • Understanding of GDPR and enthusiasm about privacy and data protection

  • Passion for delivering practical solutions that meet the needs of the business

  • Clear and concise communication skills

  • Great collaborator who can build relationships across all functions in the organisation

  • Ability to provide clear and practical advice and support with a high degree of professionalism

  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks and projects

  • Ability to remain calm, controlled and resilient in a fast and pressurised environment

  • CIPP/E, CIPM qualifications favoured but not essential


  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 6 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days

  • Health & wellbeing - private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote working - weekly or monthly visits to the London office

  • Equity - every Multiverse employee has ownership in the business through equity options

  • Team fun - weekly socials and regular offsite events

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change.


All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Work from anywhere scheme
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.

We asked employees of Multiverse how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Multiverse

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States
What employees are saying

Especially since our work spans many time zones (US West Coast to UK) there's a lot of flexibility since there are different folks that work together at different times. I can plan early days for when I need to connect with folks that are ahead of me (time zone-wise) or later on days that I'm working with US folks and doing heads-down work. I appreciate that my leaders know that I will get my work done and if I need to go to appointments or take time mid-day, that is supported.

Multiverse Employee

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