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.

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 additional support for busy periods; and
  • Introduce specialised expertise for major projects.
Discover more about our Interim and Seconded Consultancy services below 
Privacy Consultancy

Interim and seconded consultant services

 How does an interim and seconded consultant work?

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

 How will consultants help our organisation?

Where consultancy projects will typically have a defined scope and duration, your interim or secondment consultant can support a specific project or simply pick up a business-as-usual workload.

 How long are consultants contracted for?

Interim and secondment contracts can last for a minimum of three months. For longer term projects, we would 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 consultancy support.

 Do we pay the consultants?

No. Consultants will remain on our (DQM GRC) 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 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 for the role.

Your chosen candidate will then 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 to assess the quality of their work DQM GRC can an assurance service for you, and 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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Bespoke consultancy services

Make it your own

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

  • Provide cover for longer term absences such as sabbaticals, sickness absence and parental leave.
  • Provide off-payroll cover for periods when permanent resources are not available, such as where notice periods may not align or during hiring freezes.
  • Offer additional support during times of higher workload, such as if your team receives an unusual number of data subject access requests (DSARs).
  • Provide specific technical expertise, such as subject matter expertise to support Privacy by Design in a project or complex DPIA production.
  • Initiate and/or manage ongoing projects such as privacy assurance programme.
  • Support longer term compliance projects such as implementing privacy management software.

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