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Data Governance Lead

Keywords / Skills : Data Governance Lead

Posted: 2019-01-02

IT/ Computers - Software
Team Leader/ Technical Leader
Posted On
2nd Jan 2019
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Job Description:
The data governance officer will be a member of the data management and governance team and report to the enterprise data manager. He/ She will work closely with several stakeholders including the data warehouse project team and the data warehouse and business intelligence manager
Primary Job Duties:
  • Build and maintain a detailed audit of core systems and information assets that are held in these systems, as well as the teams and processes that use them
  • Create and maintain ownership accountability of corporate data systems
  • Develop standards, policies and procedures to support the creation and provide technical assurance for the on-going implementation of the data governance policy within the business
  • Manage the delivery of the data governance programme
  • Lead and develop teams across to ensure data governance policies and practices are embedded throughout the company
  • Help establish best practice and ownership of the corporate taxonomy and ontology, and develop rules for their use
  • Align the data governance programme to the enterprise information strategy
  • Embed and align information security strategy with any data governance programs and initiatives
  • Use specialist knowledge and expertise to identify improvements through reducing data redundancy and appropriate data reuse
  • Continually assess and identify risks in line with the organization risk management approach, ensuring they are mitigated and accounted for work within the data governance programme
  • Support and supervise information stewardship activities and management of data quality, retention and uses
  • Develop and enforce data quality metrics outside of the data warehouse
  • Identify and develop policies and standards that need to be put in place to ensure the role can be carried out effectively and efficiently
  • Support project planning and management to ensure best practice and legal frameworks are followed with regards to data governance

Essential & Desirable Qualifications
  • A post graduate information management or data governance qualification or at least three years’ experience working within an information or data governance setting Experience
  • A good understanding of information management practices including information life cycle management, data modelling, master data management and carrying out business audits and requirements gathering
  • Experience working within the information/records management discipline
  • Experience of system testing and creating test scripts
  • Ability to work with system users to elicit and formally define their requirements
  • Experience in leading a data governance programme
  • Understanding of the principles of IT security and data protection
  • Experience of requirements gathering for a data warehouse or similar data systems
  • Strong ability to extract information by questioning, active listening and interviewing
  • An understanding of relevant statutory frameworks applying to data governance such as the (E.g. Data Protection Act)
  • Specialist knowledge of data governance principles and practices
  • Understanding of financial and accountancy terminology
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – able to liaise with staff at all levels
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to create clear requirements, specifications and documentation
  • Strong ability to communicate embed information, business process and system wide changes to a technical and nontechnical audience
  • Ability to work on own initiative within agreed boundaries
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work with technical and nontechnical staff
  • Flexible and adaptable

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