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Data Governance Analyst

Job Description:

Our client a highly reputable firm within the asset management space is looking for an individual with Strong practical experience of working with enterprise data vendors to join their Edinburgh team, an exciting opportunity in a fantastic business!

The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation and implementation of enterprise data governance discipline across the firm.

This role will be based in Edinburgh but will require occasional travel to London.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Self-starter who is happy to work independently

  • Strong practical experience of working with enterprise data vendors at a significant organisation

  • A good understanding of the core capabilities and principles within data management, ideally with hands-on with at least one of the following: data strategy, data quality, data governance, enterprise data vendors, data ownership, data regulation, meta-data management

  • Understands data risk and the impact on the organisation

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships, facilitating, challenging, and bringing ideas together to solve problems

  • Experience working with a range of senior stakeholders, managing relationships, and flexing approach to support different levels of data maturity and priorities

  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisational skills that ensures deadlines are met

  • Highly developed organisation and problem-solving skills

  • Experience working in financial services / insurance industry

Core Responsibilities:

  • Establish a catalogue of all data used across the firm, including data ownership

  • Provide data governance / data management advice to all areas of the business, including change projects

  • Central point of contact for data governance

  • Manage Data Governance forums and ensure all inputs and outputs for these forums are delivered in a timely manner

  • Collaborate with data owners, data stewards and other data role holders to achieve desired outcomes in a pragmatic way

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders ensuring that the function delivers a quality service

  • Own the delivery of key data governance and data management deliverables and outcomes

  • Proactively promote and manages data governance awareness throughout the business

  • Develop and maintain data governance training pack, provide management training, awareness and communications to ensure the message around data governance is understood

  • Apply judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact and data risk

  • Identify and anticipate the need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output

  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience


  • A highly competitive salary

  • Wider Benefits package

Core-Asset Consulting is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital/civil partner status or pregnancy.

Job reference: 15068

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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