Data Governance Lead

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Date: 23 Sep 2023

Location: London, GB Macclesfield, GB Edinburgh, GB Glasgow, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Data Governance Lead

Contract Type: Permanent

Working style: Hybrid 50% home/office based

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Alderley Edge or London

Closing date: 24th September 2023


We are looking for a Data Management Lead to join the Data Office team on a permanent basis as Royal London focus on becoming more data led. As the Data Management Lead you will play a key role in unlocking business value through data.  


About the role


  • Support the Head of Data Enablement in defining the enterprise vision for data management, providing thought leadership & delivering strategy 
  • Design and embed the Group data management operating model, capabilities, frameworks, forums and processes
  • Establish and embed an enterprise data ownership and engagement model
  • Develop data management objectives, KPIs & reports to enhance maturity, effectiveness and culture including data ethics
  • Develop understanding and measurement of data risk across the Group including an appropriate framework for controls and remediation 
  • Partner with projects, collaborate with technical and non-technical colleagues, manage and influence stakeholders


About you


  • Practical experience in designing and implementing strategy, operating models, frameworks, policies, processes, standards and controls
  • Experience in establishing roles, responsibilities and accountability e.g. Data Owners / Stewards, Application owners, and Data Domains  
  • Significant experience in at least one data management discipline (e.g. Data Quality, Data Governance, Metadata Management) and platforms (e.g. Collibra, Informatica, Profisee etc.) or risk management 
  • Strong understanding of Enterprise Risk Management and control frameworks (e.g. RCSA) including regulations and data related risks 
  • Commercially aware with proven experience in delivery management, achieving results and value
  • Strong ability to work under own initiative and to create frameworks from scratch, in new and developing environments
  • Great data storytelling skills and ability to inspire and influence stakeholders to support our data vision  


About Royal London


We’re the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company, offering protection, long-term savings and asset management products and services.   


Our People Promise to our colleagues is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This is underpinned by our Spirit of Royal London values; Empowered, Trustworthy, Collaborate, Achieve. 


We've always been proud to reward employees by offering great workplace benefits such as 28 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, an up to 14% employer matching pension scheme and private medical insurance. You can see all our benefits here - Our Benefits  


Inclusion, diversity and belonging 


We’re an Inclusive employer. We celebrate and value different backgrounds and cultures across Royal London. Our diverse people and perspectives give us a range of skills which are recognised and respected – whatever their background. 

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