Data Governance Manager

Posted Mar 21, 2024
Project ID: BCLYJP00043267
London, Greater London
35 hrs/week
Payrate range

Job title: Data Governance Manager x 2

Location: London - E14

Contract length: 3 Month

Shift Pattern: Monday - Friday 37 Hours ( Hybrid 2 Days per week in the office )

Barclays Bank PLC  are currently recruiting for 2 x Data Governance Managers to join the Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility (PPCR) Team. This role offers Hybrid working and is 2 days per week in the office in East London and 3 days remote working. The contract is for 3 Months.

The successful Data Governance Managers will be joining a team of 3 employees, but will be liaising with a much wider team of Senior Stakeholders. The Data Governance Managers will be working on a project to define if a certain area of the business is a Data Domain. This will involve meeting with Senior Stakeholders, mapping out Data and presenting the results. To qualify for this role you must have worked in a senior Data Analyst position, have excellent communication skills to work with Senior Stakeholders, have worked with complex Data and have presented findings into a senior team. 

Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility is accountable for the Group’s sustainability and citizenship agendas, and for ensuring the company’s societal purpose is present in strategic decision-making at the highest levels in the organisation. This enables us to deliver the best of Barclays in an effective and collaborative way for the benefit of our people, our shareholders, and the communities in which we operate, as well as for society more broadly.

Engagement with society is critically important to the success and sustainability of our company. Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility advises senior management on reputation issues, drives proactive reputation- building programmes and manages communications with stakeholders including the media, government, regulators, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), communities and colleagues. Broken down it is made up of the following constituent services -

1. Brand Events and Sponsorship

2. Citizenship

3. Corporate Communications

4. Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility Business Management

5. Strategic Policy

6. Sustainability and ESG

The Business Management team supports PPCR through activities spanning business planning and reporting, workforce planning, agency management, compliance, governance and control as well as project and programme management.

The overall purpose of the Data Governance roles:

 The purpose of this role is to conduct a data governance assessment exercise examining how PPCR consumes and generates data as part of their operational activity that may subsequently be deemed critical to warrant management under the banks data governance framework which may include the establishment of a data domain. 

Responsibilities of The Data Governance Managers:

  • Using BX Chief Data Office defined approach, templates and assessment criteria, undertake a

  • wider and deeper review of the Enterprise Taxonomy Processes where the function forms part of the chain of contributors, not just those that they own.

  • Expand the definition of “Report” within PPCR to ensure all output being generated as per the

  • GDMS definition of report is considered Unrestricted

  •  Undertake a front to back review of the processes generating PPCR output and identify critical data being consumed, processed and generated (calculated/aggregated/selected).

  • Conduct a lineage interlock with data providers across the firm and ensure controls or limitations on consumed data can be evidenced by PPCR.

  •  Revisit the criticality of outputs being generated from high volumes of ingested critical data (HR /Email / Compliance / Legal / Financial) which is harnessed to produce reports, statements, approvals, records, approvals and advisory reports.      

  • Review relevant records captured on records inventory and assess for critical data. 

  • Capture a more robust set of documentation supporting the data strategy within PPCR, this will ensure that the function has clearly captured key data vulnerabilities (controls, sourcing, technology) and can provide a response regarding data risk.

  • Engage with SMEs across PPCR and the wider business to complete the data mapping and criticality assessment of key business processes in line with the Barclays data management frameworks and principles.

  • Given the broad context of Business Management, the role holder should be a proactive, confident communicator driven with a desire to forge long lasting relationships with stakeholders at all levels, including communicating with diplomacy while driving function-wide change, dealing with challenges from colleagues at all levels who may be resistant or who raise issues.

  • The role holder should be an advocate for strong governance, leading by example and influencing others across PP&CR in ensuring all activities are conducted in full compliance with function and organisation wide policies.

Experience/ Skills required for the Data Governance Managers:

  • The role holder should have strong analytical skills in collecting, processing, interpreting and reporting on complex data and technical information. This will include establishing reporting methodologies, defining baselines, gathering and processing both quantitative and qualitative data to form a summary which is accurate and informative.

  • Risk and Control Objective -Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

  • Track record of successful complex data analysis projects

  • Strong understanding of Data Management concepts and relevant experience in data governance and architecture 

  • Strong inter-personal skills, which can flex to a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of methodologies for project management

  • Proficient with MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong inter-personal skills, which can flex to a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Experience in successfully promoting technology and or process change and continuous improvement

  • Effective leader with the ability to influence, inspire and motivate

  • Proven ability to challenge processes and look for improvement

  • Degree qualification (optional)

  • A project management or IT related qualification (desirable)

Purpose and Values

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity,

championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value

Everyone’s contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse

perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility.

Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

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