Interim Data Architect

Girlguiding UK

  • Interim
  • London Victoria
Specialisms:Not for profit, Technology
Date posted:30th April 2024

6 month contract
£550-£650 per day, outside IR35
London office with hybrid working / supporting flexible working

Are you an Interim Data Architect who aligns strategic objectives with business needs and can work seamlessly across an organisation?

Reporting into the Head of Digital, and accountable to the Solution Lead, this postholder will enable and promote Girlguiding’s effective use and management of data across the organisation. This individual will be responsible for designing and developing a logical data model, reference architectures, and data dictionaries. They will exemplify standards of best practice at all times, and will build relationships and coproducing solutions with stakeholders. Finally, this individual will design and implement new data solutions, ensuring that there is synergy between systems.

Essential skills for this position include:

  1. The ability to view, interpret and communicate complex data environments logically and holistically.
  2. Ability to optimise a solution to maximise business value as platform (product) owner.
  3. Ability to build constructive relationships with a broad range of senior internal and external stakeholders to manage and facilitate technical change.
  4. Innovative thinking to devise solutions that address the gap between business needs and technological constraints including high level data handling and analytical skills.
  5. Developing and owning data architecture within a complex organisation.
  6. Developing data/information asset registers, catalogues, data models and dictionaries.
  7. Contributing to developing effective data policies and procedures.
  8. Championing and working with multiple stakeholders demonstrating the benefits of good data management practices.
  9. Working with people and managing resources to achieve objectives.
  10. Excellent understanding of data privacy and security best practice.
  11. Strong knowledge of current data architecture best-practice, methodologies, tools, and frameworks.
  12. A practical understanding of diversity and inclusion at work.

About Girlguiding

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We’ve begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We’re on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme and a member of the Business Disability Forum. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Girlguiding operates a hybrid working arrangement where office based staff are required to attend the office on average two days a week, or 40% of working time across the year. We’re committed though to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Lucy Pickering or Grace Tattersall directly if this opportunity is of interest.

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