Data Strategy Lead

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 24/03/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £54,380 per annum*


The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. Digital, data and technology (DDAT) is at the heart of everything done within the NCA, from operations to the back-office, and the NCA need to be agile and innovative in how they respond to threats while exploiting the opportunities this presents. This has attributed to the growth of the organisation, leading to a number of exciting opportunities in the organisation including the Data Strategy Lead within the Chief Data Office (CDO).

The CDO is responsible for managing the NCA corporate record and information holdings, whilst ensuring the NCA can confidently identify, discharge and comply with its legal information management responsibilities. Strategies are developer and standards set in gathering, storing processing, analysing and disseminating information. Requests are managed from other prosecuting authorises and the co-ordination of NCA response to major statutory and public inquiries.

As a consequence, the Data Strategy Lead, based in the London office alongside a team of information management professionals, will provide expertise in the following areas of responsibility:

  • Setting and delivering the data strategy for the organization which will include setting data strategy for managing data, sources of data, data value, identifying relevant new capabilities required in the NCA and planning how and when these capabilities can be implemented.
  • Being at the forefront of a data talent strategy by mapping the skills currently available across the NCA and identifying skills required to deliver the capabilities within the data strategy and identifying how to close these gaps.
  • Tracking the value of data capabilities across the organisation, including collecting data and running value realisation models.
  • Focusing on how data can be used in new ways to provide benefits to the NCA.

To succeed, you’ll hold a qualification in Information Security, analysis or data science, you must have a proven and up to date knowledge in trends for solving data problems with the ability to advise, and the ability to drat and implement strategy and policies. In addition, you’ll need to showcase your demonstrable experience in and understanding of Data Strategy along with your proven experience of leading and managing a multifunctional team.

Please note that to be considered, you will have to undergo DV clearance, and also undertake and pass a substance misuse test as part of the pre-employment checks. DV clearance checks also dictate that you must have been a UK resident for nine out of the last ten years.

For more information on the role please visit or contact Joe Tyrrell at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9632. To register your interest, please email your CV and Supporting Statement (No more than 2 sides in length demonstrating why you are relevant) to by 23:59 on 20/04/2020.

*plus £3,339 London weighting

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