Data and Information National Lead - Improving Data Management - 11320

South West
Horizon House
Staff Grade 6
Fixed Term
Full Time
Information Technology
£44,477 (pro-rata)
Our aim is to manage our data and platforms in a consistent way ensuring all staff can easily use high quality data and information that will support insight-driven decision making, our environmental outcomes and our reputation.

We’re looking for an experienced Data and Information professional to lead the delivery of a project helping us to grow our understanding and vision for the future of how we manage data.

You will lead the delivery of our Improving Data Management project to:
• Investigate the feasibility to move from managing data at a dataset level to a feature level, particularly to integrate our core reference lists and geographies.
• Engage with other organisations and government bodies already working on this topic to build links and identify best practice to evaluate data management approaches.
• Gather business requirements to support how we manage and use key 3rd party core reference data.
• Make recommendations to feed in to a future roadmap and support the development of a business case to support taking this work forward.

You will work with other National, Business and IT leads to deliver this work. You will line manage one team member dedicated to the delivery of this project.
The Data Management team is a national team and is part of Data and Systems with in the Flood and Coastal Risk Management Directorate. We are a centre of excellence for data management providing cross-cutting technical services, advice and guidance and helping to set the corporate direction for data management. Our work includes: Data Standards, Data Integration, GIS, Data Management and Model and Tools.
We’re seeking an individual who can demonstrate a history of successfully managing and delivering projects and who has a strategic understanding of data management approaches and best practice.

You will be able show how you have:
• Worked with others through engagement approaches, excellent communication skills, building networks while working with both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Experience in leading people to delivery through others
• Developing approaches that link technical ways of working to business needs and outcomes
• Understand a range of data management approaches
• Working in a structured way to support the delivery of projects milestones and deliver planned products and outputs.
• You have experience in managing projects, writing business case for future investment, gathering business needs to support this, leading project teams and working with others.
The Data and Systems department is based in Horizon House in Bristol, so some travel to other Environment Agency Office across England will be required to help build your networks, engage with other teams and support project delivery.

For further details please contact Susie MacLeay 07770596762

Interviews week commencing 22 July 2019.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

04/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
end 31 March 2020
Engages others
Plans, carries out and evaluates effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders following the ‘Working with others’ approach
Delivers Results Through Others
Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.
Data and Information Management
Anticipates requirements for data or information and/or identifies future requirements and puts in place the means to meet these. Manages data through its whole lifecycle and is able to apply best practice to do so.
Business of the Environment Agency
Understands the direction, goals and business of the Environment Agency, enhancing and protecting, at all times, the Environment Agency’s work and interests.
Programme and Project Management
Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.