Data Governance Manager at Dept for Energy Security and Net Zero, Remote/London/Birmingham, 9 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Hybrid (United Kingdom)
  • Jun 03, 2024
6 Months or more

Contract Description


Data Governance Manager - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 9 Months

Contracting Authority: Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Location: Remote, Occasional London/Birmingham

Securing our long-term energy supply, bringing down bills and halving inflation”. 

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero was created in February 2023 with the goal of securing a safe energy supply as well as ensuring the UK leads the way in achieving Net Zero.  We are an innovative and exciting department, looking for the very best to lead the way.  

The responsibilities for the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero for 2023 are as follows: 

  • Delivering security of energy supply 
  • Ensuring properly functioning energy markets 
  • Encouraging greater energy efficiency 
  • Seizing the opportunities of net zero to lead the world in new green industries 

We encourage our colleagues to be bold, be collaborative, be inclusive and to be big on learning. If you want to take part in meaningful work that makes an impact in the UK as well as abroad, then look no further than the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. 

As a Data Governance Manager, you will join the Data Strategy & Governance Team.

You will support the team by accelerating the introduction and development of data management practices across DESNZ, implementing solutions designed to move towards our target operating model for data.

Activities will include:

  • Catalogue, monitor and identify data assets that are essential to the organisation’s operations or services.
  • Assign ownership of data, ensuring there is a clear RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted and informed) matrix in the organisation.
  • Incorporate governance of data into routine processes.
  • Support or manage risk processes around data.
  • Advocate for better use and management of data within the organisation.
  • Development of strategic data processes, policies and frameworks for the organisation to follow - e.g., meta data management, data sharing etc.

Candidates must have a solid understanding and experience of data governance concepts, ideally implementing these in public sector organisations. They must be a strong communicator, dynamic self-starter, able to work with minimal oversight and drive forward our strategic data agenda to increase data maturity in DESNZ.

Essential Criteria:

    •     Experience of developing guidance, policies, frameworks or standards.

    •     Ability to identify data user needs and requirements and translate these into the design of new tools or systems.

    •     Experience of proactively managing own workstream, persuading and influencing colleagues to adopt your recommended approach.

    •     Experience working with multidisciplinary teams, particularly acting as a translator between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria:

    •     Experience of developing and/or implementing common data governance processes e.g. data sharing, data catalogues, data roles and responsibilities and/or designing data standards.

    •     Experience of developing guidance, policies, frameworks or standards relating to the use of data.

    •     Experience conducting and implementing a data management approach (e.g. a data maturity assessment).

    •     Associate Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) with the Data Management Association (DAMA), or equivalent