Privacy & Freedom of Expression Manager


£Competitive + Benefits


Posted 2 months ago

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Use the power of communications to make a better world.


BT are building and leading the UK digital skills movement with one simple ambition: to use the power of communications to make a better world, for their customers, for their communities and for society.


BT's ambition is to create a team to help continue to define, design and deliver their most ambitious, future-looking strategy to date - to provide digital skills, support and empowerment to individuals, led by the Digital Impact and Sustainability (DI&S) team.

Acre is proud to be working with BT to identify individuals to join the business across a range of roles; from digital literacy and the role of AI, through to human rights and climate change, all with the purpose to build more inclusive societies; made from a modern blend of skillsets required where performance and purpose meet.


BT is a technology company respected for their research, innovation and brand, capable of achieving positive impact at scale. They support emergency services, hospitals and banks, keeping economies around the world online, safe and secure, whilst also delivering large scale technology infrastructure like the creation of BT Sport. They have relationships with a wide range of customers, including 30m consumers, 1m businesses and around 1,500 multinational corporations.

BT is evolving in response to significant change in market conditions, regulation and competition. Their ambition is to build a leadership position in creating a more productive relationship with digital technology. This is an exciting time to join an influential organisation.

Privacy & Freedom of Expression Manager

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Chief Counsel on Human & Digital Rights, this role will influence key stakeholders across BT to support, implement and champion BT's position on privacy and freedom of expression. This key position provides an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of business and human rights within a fast and ever evolving sector.

  • Leads privacy and freedom of expression internal policy development, embedding this across BT & global subsidiaries
  • Engages with internal and external stakeholders to raise awareness and further develop BT's position and profile on privacy and freedom of expression
  • Responsible for BT's relationship with the Global Network Initiative (GNI) to ensure BT is evolving and delivering best practice in privacy and freedom of expression
  • Mitigates BT's risks in relation to human rights, supporting UK & global internal risk reporting
  • Privacy and freedom of expression lead, advising on day to day privacy and freedom of expression issues across the business globally

The successful candidate needs to have extensive experience developing and implementing privacy and freedom of expression policy within the telecoms sector. You will need to have worked for a global business and be effective at building relationships as well as engaging and influencing stakeholders on new and challenging topics.

Experience required:
  • Bachelors or master's degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the privacy and freedom of expression standards in the UK and other jurisdictions
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to develop strategic partnerships
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with experience of speaking at external engagements
  • The ability to run and implement complex programmes involving multiple internal and external stakeholders

This is an exceptional and unique opportunity to join an ambitious organisation at a key stage of growth and address some of the big digital issues of the day. If you have the experience and skills required, please apply today.


Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Chloe Hunt 0207 400 5576

Job Ref. BBBH8556