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Position: Data Governance Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Role: Data Governance Manager
Sector: Charity
Industry Type: Charitable Foundation
Location: London, UK
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Reference: R-000287


Data Governance Officer


The Wellcome TrustLocation:




£32,000 per annum


At Wellcome we believe great ideas can change the world and improve health for everyone. We help great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and researchers, taking on big problems, fuelling imaginations and sparking debate.


We are looking for a Data Governance Officer to be responsible for supporting governance activities relating to the collection or creation, management, and use of data across Wellcome. The role focuses in particular on data used in performing analytics that contributes to decision making when it comes to funding activities. This role will also ensure reliability of records set. Production of information workflows based on business analysis. And support roll-out of the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) across Wellcome.


Key Relationships 

The Data Governance Officer is required to work the wider Information Governance Team to support:  

  • Corporate Records Management 

  • Data Protection compliance 

  • To work closely with the Information Governance Team and Data Protection Officer, Information Asset Owners, Data Champions, and the Strategy and Data Insights and Translation and Portfolio Integration teams to ensure adoption of best practice in relation to data management  

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Creation and maintenance of a data catalogue, including the value derived from data in delivering upon Wellcome’s mission 

  • Mapping of data flows across systems, teams, and processes 

  • Supporting and providing guidance on classification, tagging, and enrichment of data 

  • Ensuring that Wellcome’s data retention policy is applied appropriately to data in analytics platforms 

  • Supporting and providing guidance on the management of data quality 

  • Liaising with data protection teams to ensure that appropriate controls are in place to ensure the privacy of individuals 

  • Contribute to the definition of, develop and implement information governance & data protection policies, procedures, protocols and controls 

  • Provide support in the implementation of the DLP across Wellcome’s systems and tools

  • Support and promote an information governance culture throughout Wellcome 

  • Provide advice and guidance to ensure the implementation of good practice and Information Governance requirements for Wellcome’s information systems and data 


Skills and Experience: 


  • Good operational experience in information and data governance 

  • Proven ability to communicate and implement recommendations 

  • A record of contributing to business operations and decision making through the development of process improvements 

  • Practical knowledge of legislation around information and records management 

  • Experience of applying IG best practice to practical processes and translating into advice for all levels of stake holders 

  • Demonstrable understanding of risk management in diverse, medium to large size organisations, with an appreciation for the commercial application of risk management 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills including experience of presenting to groups of people 

  • Negotiating and diplomacy skills and ability to remain objective when dealing with issues 

  • Can communicate with all levels within the organisation – Championing and promoting the Information Governance principles at Wellcome 

  • Degree level qualification in an information management related discipline or equivalent experience. 

  • Completed accredited Information Governance training. 

  • Data Protection (GDPR) experience


  • Understanding of a non-profit making, charitable and committee-based organisation. 

  • Awareness and understanding of current and emerging IT technologies and professional practices 

  • Excellent written documentation skills 

  • GDPR certified 

  • ISO15489, ISO27001, ISO9001 knowledge/experience 

Salary: £32,000

Contract Type: Permanent

Advert closing date: 27th October 2021


To Apply

To apply for this role, please visit Wellcome Trust recruitment webpage