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Data Governance Office Contract Banking Financial (Contract)

Location: City, London Country: UK Rate: up to £1k per Day

Data Governance Office Contract Banking Financial

8-month initial contract City London up to £1000.00 per day

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My client continues to grow its global business and has reached the point where the creation of a Data Governance function has become necessary.

They are seeking an individual to be the change leader' and to lead the creation of a new global role - Data Governance Officer - reporting to the Head of IT, EMEA & APAC.

As the successful candidate you will be required to demonstrate a high level of Data Governance domain expertise gained through both formal training and from experience of working in a Data Governance Function, preferably within a Fixed Income domain, or within a Regulated Financial Services organisation. Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills, and demonstrable executive presence are required, as is an in-depth knowledge of tools and processes pertinent to the creation of this important function.


  • A demonstrable track record of successful Data Governance work in Financial Services.
  • Experience and knowledge of the EU GDPR regime and other global data regulations.
  • Experience working in an organisation with a hybrid-cloud IT Infrastructure.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with executive presence'.
  • Strong attention to details and technicalities.
  • Excellent organizational and technical skills.
  • Good interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.

Key responsibilities shall include.

  • Creating and institutionalising a comprehensive Data Governance approach across the firm:
    • Collaborating with other stakeholders to establish Data Inventories for Product, Customer & Employee Data.
    • Establishing and maturing a Data Quality Measurement framework.
    • Establishing and maturing frameworks to ensure that Data Lifecycles are transparent and visible to stakeholders, including clients where applicable.
    • Establishing and maturing frameworks to ensure compliance with applicable Regulatory requirements (eg, Data Lineage).
    • Establishing and maturing frameworks to ensure effective protection of Intellectual Property and mitigate associated risks.
    • Define the Organisational roles needed for effective execution of the programme.
    • Establishing a Data Management Maturity (DMM) framework to monitor the firm's progress.
    • Creating and institutionalising a comprehensive Data Standards Framework:
    • Data Classifications for all Enterprise Data, Data Provisioning, Metadata, Data Quality
    • Work with 2nd line teams (compliance, infosec, risk) to define and implement controls around eg data discovery, classification, protection and destruction, managing their effectiveness and monitoring metrics/indicators.
    • Creating Data Governance Policies as necessary
    • Creation and delivery of training/workshops to educate & inform.
    • Providing programme roadmaps and status reports to stakeholders

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Posted Date: 10 May 2021 Reference: JSDGC Employment Business: Stream Search Ltd Contact: Paul Cressey