Could your privacy team use another pair of experienced hands?

DQM GRC has a long history of providing additional resources for privacy teams that need extra support.

This service is ideal to cover a temporary skills gap, or ensure a project is completed without taking existing employees’ time. Our qualified and experienced consultants will work directly with you to provide hands-on support when you need it most. We can:

  • Cover leaves of absence;
  • Provide extra support for busy periods; and
  • Introduce specialised expertise for major projects.
Discover more about our interim and seconded consultancy services below or fill in this form to speak to an expert today. 

Interim and seconded consultant services

 How does an interim and seconded consultant work?

Interim and seconded consultants integrate into your team, carry out tasks assigned by you and report directly to you – but without adding to your headcount.

 How will consultants help your organisation?

Where consultancy projects will typically have a defined scope and duration, your interim or seconded consultant can support a specific project or simply pick up a business-as-usual workload. By using a DQM GRC consultant, you gain specialist knowledge and reap the benefit of practical best-practice implementation experience. Many of our customers use this service to cover a skills gap in an area they have experienced trouble recruiting for. 

 How long are consultants contracted for?

Interim and secondment contracts can last for as long as you need the support – typically for about three months or more. For longer-term projects, we recommend refreshing your consultant at least every two years to ensure you – and they – continue to benefit from wider industry experience. For shorter-term projects, we can provide dedicated consultancy support.

 Who pays the consultant?

We do. Consultants will remain on DQM GRC’s payroll and subject to our employment terms and conditions (though you may be able to vary these where appropriate), and will carry out the tasks assigned by you.

 What types of projects and roles could we use the consultant for?

DQM GRC consultants are experienced in working in all areas of data protection implementation and can apply best-practice knowledge to your business. These areas include:

  • Data retention – full business strategy, reviews and policy implementation;
  • Data mapping – data collection and set-up of Article 30 records;
  • Third-party due diligence – implementation of new assessments and reviews of contracts; and
  • General data protection support – assistance with day-to-day business operations;
  • Data protection officer (DPO) support.

What you can expect

We will work with you to understand the skills, experience and technical knowledge you require, then identify one or more consultants who may be suitable. You can interview the candidates and choose the individual you feel will be the best fit.

Your chosen consultant will report directly to you for the duration of the engagement. You will be responsible for line managing them, with DQM GRC available to support you. If you would like help with assessing the quality of their work DQM GRC can provide an assurance service; if you need to replace them for any reason (such as to cover a temporary period of absence, or because they have not proven to be a good fit), DQM GRC can find you an alternative resource. Your consultant will be happy to provide training and knowledge transfer to your own team where appropriate.

Towards the end of your interim or secondment contract, you will be offered the opportunity to extend the engagement. If you choose not to do this, your consultant will provide you with handover notes and appropriate training for their successor if required.

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What our customers say

"The DQM GRC consultancy team were both highly knowledgeable and easy to work with and had the ability to operate at all levels in CRUK. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to work on Data Capability Consultancy assignments."

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Barry Eaton Head of Data, Cancer Research UK
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Service benefits

Your consultant will be chosen to meet your specific needs and requirements. We can:

  • Get long term, in-house expertise with the freedom of external consultancy.
  • Receive expert support while you are recruiting for a position.
  • Skip recruitment processes such as advertising, interviewing and job offers.
  • Choose from a pool of experienced consultants with various specialisms.

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