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Data Governance Analyst

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Data Analysis, Engineering and Science
Bromley; Leeds

About us

Direct Line Group is one of the UK's largest insurance companies and home to some of the best-known brands including Direct Line, Churchill and Green Flag.

The role:

As a Data Governance Analyst, you'll help implement Direct Line Group's (DLG) Data Governance framework and contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of new Data Governance practices. You'll build and embed data assets for DLG's enterprise Data Governance capability, including business glossaries, data dictionaries, and data quality and integrity rules. As a Subject Matter Expert for Data Quality and Data Governance, you'll engage and coach teams across the company in adopting Data Governance skills and expertise. You will help embed a culture of excellence within DLG.

What you'll  do:

  • You will collaborate across the business to evaluate and deliver Data Governance practices, and ensure standards and frameworks are observed

  • You will contribute to business and IT change projects from a Data Governance perspective, coaching business and technical SMEs

  • You will coach and guide Data Owners, Stewards, Analysts, and Scientists to ensure they are trained to deliver their data governance responsibilities for their functions

  • You will manage controls for data access and reporting, track the benefits of Data Governance practices, and improve data quality and integrity

  • Provide delivery, financial and risk MI to DLG stakeholders up to ExCo level with regard to the status and progress of Data Governance delivery

  • Contribute to the Data Governance Forum with items such as: deep dives, data quality dashboards and reports, data lineage maps, risk and issues logs

  • Assess and benchmark to identify priority areas for improvement in Data Governance and Data Ethics

  • Track the benefits of Data Governance and Data Management practices for DLG

  • Manage Data Quality/Governance issues and incidents

  • Design, oversee and share best practice training materials to socialise across the business

What you'll need:

  • Familiarity with industry best-practice in data governance and strong knowledge of data governance and ethics principles, practices and methods, as well as the relevant data governance issues, policies and regulatory requirements that affect the business environment

  • An understanding of underpinning data governance technology landscape such as SQL and Databases, Cloud/AWS data formats and designs

  • Experience building data dictionaries, business glossaries, lineage maps and other data governance focused artefacts

  • Experience of using SQL and other coding skills to identify, code and deploy data quality and data integrity checks and build data quality dashboards

  • You can analyse databases and documentation to build data lineage maps that you will use to lead the delivery and adoption of data governance within the Group

  • Experience in data quality issue root cause analysis and the design of remediating solutions

Who you'll work with:

Reporting to the Head of Data Governance you will work with a broad spectrum of stakeholders across DLG, including Data Owners, Data Stewards and SMEs. You will also work with business and technical stakeholders who are delivering process and technical changes to ensure that data governance and ethics principles and practices are a fundamental consideration for any change initiative.

Ways of Working

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Read our flexible working approach here.


We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • 9% employer contributed pension

  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover

  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance

  • EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.

  • Generous holidays

  • Buy as you earn share scheme

  • Employee discounts and cashback

  • Plus many more

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.



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