Data Governance Specialist

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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    £1000.00 - £1300.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Ellie Bass

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Our Central government client are currently looking for an experienced Data Governance Specialist.

Summary of the work

Develop, introduce and help maintain our clients Data Governance Policy and Framework including standards and approach.
Review documents produced by Data Governance Team.
Provide Data Governance Team with expert Data Governance advice and support including coaching the Team to build capability and improve performance,
Attend bi-weekly Data Governance workshop meetings.

Who you will work with

The specialist will work with departmental data governance managers in the recently established DGF. The specialist will also work with both business and technical specialists across the department to help identify and understand business requirements. They will deliver effective solutions that meet those requirements and facilitate the delivery of effective, sustainable, enterprise wide Data Governance.

What you will work on

Working within the Data Governance Function (DGF), the specialist's work will include:

  • Developing the Data Governance Policy, Standards and Approach to meet business requirements. Where gaps are identified, developing products that meet business requirements.
  • Working on Data Governance pilot tests to address business issues, developing Frameworks and demonstrating the value of Data Governance.
  • Working with stakeholders to embed Data Governance within the department.
  • Advising on the technical and business aspects for strategic tooling solutions.
  • Supporting the existing Data Governance Team including mentoring & sharing expertise to build capability.
  • Attending Data Governance Workshops and Meetings.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrate expertise in understanding data structures, standards, design patterns, security practices and regulatory and legal requirements relating to data.
  • Demonstrable experience in data concepts, data and process modelling, database, analytics and visualisation applications and strategic data governance tooling solutions.
  • Provide examples of industry recognised enterprise architecture, data management or information security qualifications (e.g. CDMP, TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT, CISM or equivalent).
  • Recent experience and expertise in defining and implement data governance and/or data management programs within large public and private sector organisations. Evidence must be provided.
  • Demonstrable experience of defining a data governance framework to include: metadata, data catalogues, data architecture, data modelling, data quality, data storage, data security and privacy, data sharing, integration and interoperability.
  • Demonstrable consultancy experience in influencing the way things are done, utilising change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design.
  • Demonstrable experience of Data Governance Assurance.
  • Demonstrable experience of Data Orientated Business Transformation.
  • Demonstrable experience of upskilling teams to create sustainable capability.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with Government Departments.

Data Governance Specialist, Data Structures, Standards, Design Patterns, Security Practices, Regulatory Requirements, Legal Requirements, Data Governance Assurance, Data Orientated Business Transformation, Change Management, CDMP, TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT, CISM, Metadata, Data Catalogues, Data Architecture, Data Modelling, Data Quality, Data Storage, Data Security and Privacy, Data Sharing, Integration, Interoperability, Central Government, Public Sector