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Data Governance Lead

Glasgow, Scotland
£45400 - £68200 per annum + Performance related bonus
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

This role is within our Networks Distribution IT team supporting our Digital strategy and vision to be a progressive network owner, using digital to enhance social and economic value, deliver a leading experience for our customers and to enable the energy system to support net zero carbon emissions.

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in Perth, Glasgow, Havant or Reading

Salary: £45,400 - £68,200 (depending on skills and experience) + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

As Data Governance Lead, you'll help create and watch over Data Governance rules within SSEN Distribution. Your aim is to make data safe, trustworthy, and useful for business growth.

You'll support the Data & Information Manager in the Data and Analytics Team with the implementation of a group wide strategy and the provision of services to help drive the change and transformation required for effective Data Governance. The focus of this role is on raising awareness of Data Governance across SSEN Distribution, developing, and maintaining standards and guidance and reporting compliance against these standards.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

- Delivery of the SSEN Distribution Data Management strategy supporting the Distribution Data Integration strategy, partnering with senior business stakeholders to develop into an integral part of business strategy.

- Deliver an agreed program of work to shift the dial on cultural change and transformation required within SSEN Distribution to unlock the value of data and information. Challenge poor organisational behaviour around data and information management. Partner with senior business stakeholders (Distribution, IT Group and external partners) to introduce value driven and prioritised critical data management activities which deliver tangible improvements to business insight, performance, profitability and stakeholder needs.

- Responsible for delivery and implementation of SSEN Distribution policies, standards, and guidelines for Data Management, ensuring that uniformly recognised and accepted data definitions and classifications are developed and applied throughout the organisation. Build stewardship and data ownership communities to implement governance and policy frameworks applicable across the SSEN Distribution business for the effective management of data.

- Develop and report against quantitative and qualitative measures that demonstrate the growth of Data Governance capabilities across SSEN Distribution and illustrate the resultant benefits in terms of risk reduction and business value opportunities.

- Identification and development of the management framework for optimal trusted data sources for the Distribution Data and Analytics Platform, and wider SSEN Distribution use. Deliver data assurance service for analytics data sources and processes to capture and manage data quality issues.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Demonstrable knowledge and expertise in Data Governance.

- A strong understanding of the issues and opportunities facing an increasingly data-driven and digitalised Energy sector.

- Knowledge and experience of market leading Data Governance tools such as Informatica, Purview, Unity Catalog.

- Engaging and inclusive with ability to create and manage good relationships and build trust with internal and external stakeholders.

- Ability to communicate and convey information to diverse audiences in a way that is easily understood and actionable.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Laura on 01738 341814.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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