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Data Governance Lead

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A financial services organisation in Birmingham seek a Data Governance Lead to drive its data governance initiatives and ensure the integrity, quality, and security of its data assets. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and implementing data governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to support the company's strategic goals and regulatory requirements.

1 day a week minimum in central Birmingham office.

Key Responsibilities:

Data Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive data governance strategy, including standards and processes.
Leadership: Establish and chair a Data Governance Board to oversee data governance activities and promote collaboration.
Role Definition: Define and maintain data governance roles and responsibilities, providing guidance and support to ensure effective engagement.
Collaboration: Work with business units, IT teams, and other stakeholders to identify critical data elements, set data quality standards, and establish metrics to measure and monitor data quality and integrity.
Data Maturity: Assess and support the data maturity of the organization.
Data Catalogue: Implement a new data catalogue for improved oversight and understanding.
Compliance: Develop and implement data classification and data privacy policies to ensure compliance with regulations such as UK GDPR.
Risk Management: Lead initiatives to assess, remediate, and mitigate data risks and vulnerabilities.
Best Practices: Provide guidance on data governance best practices, data management principles, and related policies and procedures.
Audits: Collaborate with internal audit, compliance, and risk management teams to conduct periodic assessments and audits of data governance controls and processes.
Continuous Improvement: Stay informed about emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in data governance, data management, and data privacy, providing recommendations for improvement and innovation.


Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years in data governance, data management, or related roles, preferably in the financial services industry.
Skills: Strong understanding of data governance frameworks and best practices, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Experience with data privacy regulations such as GDPR is essential.

Professional Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field (Desirable).
Skills: Advanced analytical skills, excellent communication, and storytelling abilities, quick learning ability, effective teamwork, strategic thinking, 
Experience: Proven track record of data governance implementation within the financial services industry (Desirable) and experience with Data Catalog and Master Data Management tooling (Essential)

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