Data Management Lead (Data Maturity Assessment) at Cabinet Office, London/Remote, 9 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Hybrid (London, UK)
  • Jul 09, 2024
6 Months or more Government

Contract Description




Data Maturity Assessment Lead (Inside IR35)

Contract Term: 31/03/2025

Contracting Authority: Cabinet Office

Location: Remote/Bristol/Manchester/London


“SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.”


The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and ensures the effective running of government. The Cabinet Office is also the corporate headquarters for the government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and takes the lead in certain critical policy areas. More information about the Cabinet Office can be found on its website at

The Cabinet Office is on a journey to transform its use of data to a path of data confidence in line with the CO Digital Data Strategy. The Data Management Team supports the foundationwork through rolling out the enterprise data catalogue across the department and improvingdata governance practices through setting frameworks and standards.
As part of the data management team the data maturity assessment has been introduced by the government to help public sector organisations to measure, improve and maintain the health and strength of our data ecosystems.
In the first year we aim to use the data maturity assessment for government and its framework to carry out a self-assessment using the 10 topics, intersected six themes against the 4 maturity levels.

As a Data Maturity Assessment Lead, your main responsibilities will be

  • A data expert with experience and knowledge of carrying out data maturity assessments.
  • Carry out the government data maturity assessment using the framework.
  • Communicating effectively with stakeholders to assess maturity through interviews, workshops and questionnaires.
  • Work with stakeholders to define, maintain, and support the outputs from the maturity assessment.
  • Identify all relevant stakeholders, business and technical, from all levels.
  • Engaging with stakeholders to obtain observations, recommendations, opinions, and benchmarking across different areas to determine level of maturity against the assessment/framework.
  • Facilitating workshops and focus groups, with executive teams and senior leadership to align with organizational goals and stakeholder needs.
  • Create current state assessment documents and develop future state recommendations, including gap analysis between current state and future state.
  • Analysis of the assessment findings with a recommendation for potential improvements that can be made. 

You’ll have relevant experience in: 

  • 1-2 years’ experience and knowledge of carrying out maturity assessment, ideally in
    the public sector.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about data.
  • Ability to accurately handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, able to drill to detail when problem solving.
  • Experience defining critical success factors and monitoring progress.
  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to analyse and interpret data.
  • Experience of working with the government data maturity assessment.
  • Familiarity of the public sector and government processes.
  • Experience carrying out data maturity assessments against frameworks like DAMA, DCAM, CDMP etc.
  • Experience of Data Cataloguing.