Data Architecture Team Manager
Job Title: Data Architecture Team Manager
Salary: £43,899 to £47,341 per annum
Location: Hybrid Working
About Worcestershire County Council
Situated in the south-west Midlands, Worcestershire is a place of rolling hills and beautiful countryside with a range of towns with both industrial and rural heritage, and at its heart the medieval city of Worcester with its iconic cathedral and riverside setting.
At Worcestershire County Council, the work we do matters, and we are unashamedly ambitious for our residents, businesses and communities. We are here for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, and we are committed to building a successful and growing local economy, protecting our environment, improving outcomes for our children, young people and families, and helping to ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. We are passionate about delivering the best quality of life for every member of our community. In short, what we do makes a difference, and we need you to help us do just that!
Our Data Strategy
Data is now the driving force of the world’s modern economies. It fuels innovation and has been a lifeline, especially over the last few years. The fact that the Council has been able to share vital information quickly, efficiently and lawfully during the pandemic has not only saved countless lives, it has enabled us to work flexibly, keep the economy running and stay connected during a period of unprecedented disruption. We recognise the value of data, both our own and that held by other parties and partners: government departments, public authorities, schools, local businesses and industry, academia, social media and much more. We recognise the power and the promise of data to improve outcomes for the County’s citizens and society in general in many areas by increasing efficiency, transparency and access to information. We also recognise that data can help us safeguard the public and provide them with the best available information about services the Council has to offer. We consider data to be the fundamental enabler of our ability to deliver our key strategic outcomes and public information
Our Vision is to provide accurate, relevant, timely and consistent data to anyone who needs it, and who has authorisation to access it, in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
It's an exciting time to be joining this team, as there are huge opportunities to help scale data capabilities to the next level. The successful candidate will lead the delivery of our Data Management and Insight Strategy and hold responsibility for Worcestershire County Council’s central database design function.
Working closely with our Enterprise Architect you will be leading the design, development and implementation of cloud data services and warehouses to provide meaningful business insights and data lakes to enable predictive modelling and statistical analysis.
You will be joining a high performing, highly skilled, award-winning team. In 2021 we were finalists for several awards, including the MJ Awards – Delivering better Outcomes, UK IT Industry Award – Operational response to the pandemic, Tech4Good Awards – Accessibility, and the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards – Use of Data Insights. This year we were highly commended in the Workforce transformation category and the Innovation in building diversity and inclusion category of the The MJ Awards 2022 . We were also silver winners at the public sector transformation iESE awards.
For an informal chat please contact Jo Hilditch, Head of Digital, Data and Web Services at JHilditch@worcestershire.gov.uk
In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :
• 25 days holiday (potential to match up to 30 days), plus bank holidays
• Access to wide range of training and development including team management, leadership courses, and a whole lot more
• Career Average Pension Scheme
• Access to a diverse range of wellbeing tools to support your personal wellbeing
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts
We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.
There are 7.6m working age people who have a disability or health condition. We’re tapping into this talent pool.
If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.
Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.
Applications are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Application Closing Date: Friday 2nd September 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: Monday 12th September 2022