Associate Head - Data Governance

The NSPCC's mission is to end cruelty to children.

Today, the NSPCC lobbies government on child welfare issues, leads national campaigns and offers front line service support for thousands of vulnerable children. We do this directly and through schools, local safeguarding children's boards and others, offering support, advice and training. Since 2006, we have run Childline, the telephone helpline and counselling service.

The NSPCC is dependent on the support and donations of millions of individuals across the UK and receives 90% of its income from this large supporter base. Join us as Associate Head - Data Governance and help us embed our data governance vision for the supporter data ecosystem and extend it to other data across the Society.

Reporting to the Head of Data, this exciting role works cross-directorate to bring a holistic view to data governance and ensure NSPCC brings a rigorous approach in its use of data. The Associate Head - Data Governance is responsible for leading activities to improve data quality, managing and embedding data governance principles, policies and processes, and ensuring the importance of data governance is understood throughout the organisation. The role also has line management responsibility for two Data Business Analysts and chairs the NSPCC's Digital Ethics Board.

You will have the gravitas, expertise and experience to influence stakeholders across the organisation to buy into new processes and recommendations across the data governance remit. You will have the confidence to challenge the organisation and help drive the development of a data-driven culture of improvement. You will have an excellent working knowledge across technology, data, compliance, governance and project management, with the ability to act as a facilitator between technical and non-technical teams from junior to board level. Above all, you will enjoy your role as internal Data Governance champion.

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff, volunteers, agency workers and consultants to share this commitment.

  • Annually:
    £41,736-£49,101; standard T&Cs for hybrid working; London Weighting Allowance for candidate who complies with policy
  • Region:
    Flexible & home working
  • Location:
  • Department:
    Supporter Data
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Working Hours Per Week:
  • Duration of Fixed Term:
    12 months
  • Closing Date:
    26 September 2021

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