The starting salary for this role is £53,018 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Surrey County Council is looking for passionate people to help and inspire the organisation to improve the governance and management of its data.
At Surrey, our vision is to help create better lives, a better place and a county where no-one is left behind. To help deliver this vision we are committed to transforming the way the council manages and uses data and creates insight.
Our ambition is to become a truly data enabled organisation; using data to underpin policy, decisions, and actions in our effort to improve services and outcomes for residents, businesses, and the county. Achieving this bold ambition will demand a focus on people, culture, and governance, as well as data and technology.
As such we’re committed to building a dedicated data team of experienced professionals to help deliver our SCC data strategy which sets out for how we want to use data in the council and the practical actions that we will take to achieve this over the next few years
Join us as we transform data skills, deliver new capabilities, and introduce data governance for the benefit of the council and our residents.
About the role
This is an exciting role for an experienced data architect. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of a modern data architecture that supports our organisational and partnership ambitions and enables us to deliver the SCC data strategy.
You will champion data architecture across the council and lead work to review our current landscape (including databases, applications, integration, security, workflows, information architecture design and associated data processes), identify gaps and opportunities to develop our capabilities.
You will lead work to ensure we have a clear implementation roadmap towards a modern data architecture which supports flexibility; in the data types we can ingest and the ways we deliver information; in how we build connections between systems to enable more seamless data and workflows, and to drive better access to data across all services and more real-time (or near real-time) availability where it is needed.
You will work closely with Head of Architecture, Transitions and PPM, enterprise architects, technical leads and project managers to provide data architecture subject matter expertise to the organisation and ensure solutions align with and enable the delivery of the SCC data strategy.
You will support work across the partnership space to ensure Surrey County Council is a good data partner and can fully contribute and support the development and delivery of a Surrey-wide data and analytics ecosystem.
You will have significant experience as a data architect, designing and delivering modern data architectures for complex organisations with multiple lines of business.
You will have excellent communication skills; able to work across organisational, service and technical boundaries. You will also be able make complex and technical information and language simple and accessible for non-technical audiences.
You will understand the latest thinking in approaches and technologies and be able to educate and influence those around you
You will be highly collaborative and enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills and upskilling team members via knowledge sharing sessions.
You will be a TOGAF Practitioner or have good TOGAF awareness.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
This job advert closes at 23:59 on 30 May 2022.
This is a 12-month fixed term contract
Please ensure your supporting statement covers the following:
- Why you are interested in the role
- Your previous experience as a data architect
- What you think are likely to be the biggest challenges in designing a roadmap towards a modern data architecture in a large organisation
For an informal discussion contact Angela Lawrence by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.