Data Governance Lead

  • Castlefield Rd, Reigate RH2, UK
  • Full-time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Department: IT
  • Working Hours: 35

Company Description

Here at esure, we’re no strangers to change. As one of the industry leaders in the insurance business, striving to become a world class digital insurer, we’re getting ready for more. It’s creating great new opportunities for innovative and talented industry professionals to join us at a pivotal point in our development.

It’s an opportunity you simply don’t want to miss. You can expect our investment in you to include a highly competitive package, career and development opportunities and flexible benefits built around you and your lifestyle.

Job Description

The Day to Day:

  • You’ll manage data as a strategic asset and ensure its aligned with Data governance
  • Acting as the central point of contact within the business for Data governance
  • Promote Data democratization with alignment to Data governance
  • Co-ordinate activities for Data cataloguing, lineage, quality, retention and least privileged to protected data sets
  • Manage Data governance initiatives with reporting metrics
  • Collaborate with Data (engineers, scientists, stewards) and work closely with Privacy and Security practitioners.
  • Perform continuous risk assessments of Data stores, usage and where necessary develop risk mitigations
  • Participate and lead Data governance working group and advise of policy improvements and exceptions
  • Proactively promote and manage Data governance awareness campaigns throughout the business
  • Where appropriate support data breach processes and running playbook based Data breach drills


We'd Love You to Bring:

  • Significant Data management experience
  • Experience of working with a range of senior stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of Security and Privacy by design
  • Computer science degree or related experience
  • Experience of Data Quality strategies
  • Familiarity of working with Data Protection Officer


  • Experience of working closely with Data platform engineers, Data scientists, privacy practitioners and security architects​
  • Strong experience of SQL​
  • Recent hands-on technical experience​
  • Comprehensive data security protection knowledge

Soft skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to influence cross functional teams who are not within your reporting line
  • Ability and willingness to move with purpose and strong sense of urgency

Bonus points

  • Awareness of Data Leakage prevention strategies
  • A recognised data management or data quality certification
  • Familiarity with GDPR, Data Management Maturity models
  • Experience of supporting Digital and Marketing initiatives
  • Familiarity with Meta data tools e.g., DataHub, Amundsen or similar Professional growth

We are committed to continual learning; the individual would be supported to grow in missing disciplines:

  • Data Management Professional (CDMP)
  • Privacy CIPP/E and CIPM
  • CompTIA Security+ or CISSP

Additional Information


  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 25% discount on esure & Sheila’s Wheels insurance (10% for immediate family) or a guarantee to beat any other insurer’s renewal quote on both home and car insurance
  • 15% Discount on esure and Sheila’s Wheels Travel Insurance
  • Management Bonus
  • Festive Bonus
  • Flu Jabs and Eye Care - Free flu jabs every winter, free eye tests every two years and £50 towards VDU glasses

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we want to emphasise to all applicants that the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and colleagues is esure Group’s number one priority. All interviews will be conducted remotely via a video conference platform to ensure that everyone involved is adhering to the social distancing guidance.

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