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Data Steward - Remote Working

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24995/19011
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 10:21 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 0.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this role is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. 

The focus of this Data Steward role is on data quality. 

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

Surrey County Council is looking for passionate people to help and inspire the organisation to improve the governance and management of its data.

At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind. To help deliver this vision we are committed to transforming the way the council manages and uses data and creates insight. 

Our ambition is to become a truly data enabled organisation; using data to underpin policy, decisions, and actions in our effort to improve services and outcomes for residents, businesses, and the county. Achieving this bold ambition will demand a focus on people, culture, and governance, as well as data and technology. 

As such we’re committed to building a dedicated data team of experienced professionals to help deliver our SCC data strategy which sets out how we want to use data in the council and the practical actions that we will take to achieve this over the next few years.

Join us as we transform data skills, deliver new capabilities, and introduce data governance for the benefit of the council and our residents.

About the role

As the lead Data Steward for data quality you will work closely with the Data Governance Manager to develop, promote and ensure all council directorates adhere to data governance policies. You will help identify and address data issues to support the organisation to deliver its data strategy. 

You will have a particular focus on helping the organisation to understand its data quality and what data quality issues exist. You will work closely with a number of different council services, technical experts, and project managers. As well as this, you will enable teams to proactively identify poor quality data and its causes and help to resolve these issues, at source, through the implementation of solutions and/or validation mechanisms.

We’re looking for someone who understands what constitutes good data quality and has some experience of work to improve data quality. As well as this, you will have experience of utilising data quality tools (e.g. Informatica, Collibra etc.) as part of your previous roles. 

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • That you are self-motivated, collaborative, and curious; an excellent communicator who can build productive relationships
  • Confidence in your knowledge about data quality and ability to lead project discussions on the best practices surrounding end-to-end data quality processes
  • A certification in, or received training in, data quality as a topic
  • Commitment to sharing your data quality knowledge and skills and upskilling team members via knowledge sharing sessions.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/12/2021 with interviews to follow.

This role is offered as a 12-month fixed term contract, with potential to extend or to become permanent. 

Contact details

For an informal discussion please contact James Lizamore by e-mail at james.lizamore@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24995/19011
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 10:21 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 0.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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