Data Governance Lead




Analysis, Data & Analytics


£75,000 to £85,000 Per Annum


Bonus + Excellent Benefits


London City

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A prestigious London Market insurance business has an exciting opportunity for a Data Governance Lead to join a growing team and focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards, consistency, practices and vision, both at the department and Business and Functional areas level, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs.   Promoting the role of data governance, mentoring and coaching our organisation to embed policy adherence into their own policies and procedures, following best practices.

The Data Governance Lead serves as a point of escalation for governance, data quality and protection issues and will work closely with Business and Functional areas to improve the quality and value of core data assets, data consistency, respond to regulatory protection requirements as well as support the strategic requirements of the department.

The business has grown rapidly and need to ensure they are able to equally mature and scale their data governance discipline and data quality practices. This is to ensure they can meet both regulatory requirements and operational process to ensure they make their data a trusted and governed asset for both Regulated and Operational processes

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Head of Data Architecture to consistently maintain and promote the Digital & Data strategy and roadmap, ensuring that is fit for purpose and changes are clearly communicated to stakeholders. 
  • Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities.
  • Ability  to manage change initiatives and direct the work of required departmental data stewards
  • Working closely with the DPO to implement an enterprise wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organisation behaviour policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture.
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance to ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal information assets.
  • Act as a conduit between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated and well understood as part of operational planning and prioritisation.
  • Develop and maintain inventory of the enterprise data flows, critical data elements, data dictionaries, owners, responsibilities including authoritative systems.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of data quality standards, data consistency standards, data protection standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise
  • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption standards.
  • Leading projects comprising resources from the Business and Functional areas and IT business and operational functions, to achieve their objectives; resolve issues escalated from Business and Functional area data governance representatives.

Qualifications, Skills And Experience

  • Strong experience as working in Data Governance / Quality domain
  • Exposure experience as working in Data Governance / Quality domain
  • Experience of working in the London Insurance market and possess high knowledge of key departments including Underwriting, Claims, Reinsurance, Actuarial and Finance functions.
  • Experience of developing Data Quality reporting process and supporting MI, knowledge of the key types of metrics and reporting KPI’s needed to build out measurement and reporting.
  • Strong understanding of data management principles and data flow process and practices.
  • Knowledge of (DAMA DMBOK) would be desirable.Knowledge of of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection.
  • Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues.
  • Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design.


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