Data Architect

Data Architect

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Date Posted: 2024-07-09 20:12:19 - End Date: 09-08-2024

Location: Remote, Remote, United Kingdom


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Company: Companies House

DetailsReference number358362Salary£42,991 - £71,649Base salary band is £42,991 - £60,649 with an additional DDaT allowance of £4,350 - £11,000 available. The final salary and allowance awarded will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview. Please note that the minimum salary does not reflect the 2023/24 pay deal and we are therefore expecting this to increase in the near future.A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%Job gradeSenior Executive OfficerGrade 7Contract typePermanentBusiness areaCH - Digital ServicesType of roleDigitalWorking patternFlexible working, Full-time, HomeworkingNumber of jobs available2ContentsLocationAbout the jobBenefitsThings you need to knowApply and further informationLocationRemote working (anywhere in the UK)About the jobJob summaryA fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Companies House architecture team as a Data Architect, a key role in a small, high performing team within an organisation that truly values its staff. The team is responsible for curating and improving the data that underpins our systems and services, while supporting and encouraging one another to create the most effective designs with a focus on delivering value. Team working is highly valued along with a willingness to challenge established thinking and ways of working.This is an opportunity to advance your knowledge and understanding in a high-profile role which has an impact across the organisation, developing systems that are used nationally and at high volume. We're currently fulfilling around 14 million search requests per day with users including the general public, businesses, the police and other government organisations.In this role you will work with the wider Digital and Data Directorate, working closely with business stakeholders to develop systems that address business priorities and guide the development teams in creating robust, secure solutions. This is an opportunity to work with the latest cloud technologies, microservice architectures and shape the technical direction of the organisation. You will have excellent technical skills, proven architecture design experience and a background in data.We offer an excellent benefits package that includes a generous 30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and 1 privilege day, flexitime with no core hours and enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme with a contribution rate averaging 28%. To find out more about what a great place Companies House is to work visit Companies HouseFurther information on Companies House Services can be found here descriptionWe’re looking for a Data Architect whose responsibilities will include:Driving the implementation of standards, processes, and governance controls to support the end-to-end data lifecycle within the analytics environment.Ownership and creation of data models that conform to existing and future standards and conventions.Collaborating and coordinating with multiple departments, stakeholders, partners, and external vendors.Data modelling – define the conceptual, logical and physical models for structures that will underpin operational and analytical systems.Guide project teams through the development process, ensuring that data is used effectively and created to a high standard.Develop comprehensive mappings between logical and physical data structures to support various applicationsUtilising agile ways of working, you will help Companies House to identify and realise value from MVP delivery.Be an active contributor to how the company evolves Data Governance practices and influence the adoption of data standards.Contributing to the development of Data Catalogues and Master Data Management (MDM) initiatives.Defining and governing data architecture standards and best practices. This is an exciting opportunity in digital services, designing and delivering quality services to our users. By helping us to shape our services, you’ll have the opportunity to be at the forefront of digital transformation in government.Person specificationWe're looking for the following experience and technical skills, which will be assessed at sift and at interview. Please refer to the experience and technical skills sections below when writing your personal statement.Experience:We are looking for someone to be part of the team in a time of great change and to play an integral part in shaping the architecture and design of future digital services that are used worldwide, help tackle economic crime at a national level and provide confidence to the UK economy.We want someone keen to improve their skills using new and exciting technologies and develop their career working on diverse projects with a focus on continuous improvement, while being part of a supportive high-profile team.We are looking for someone to be part of our Digital Transformation and join us on our journey to the cloud, while working closely with and sharing knowledge with the architecture function.Technical skills:Experience in Data Modelling: Proficiency in creating and managing data models, including conceptual, logical, and physical models.Experience in data platforms / data warehousing, defining architectures, designing pipelines and dimensional models.Experience of communicating the data architecture vision and roadmaps to stakeholders.Experience of working closely with relevant stakeholders to both understand the impact of and influence future organisational requirements to refine the data architecture roadmaps.Understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.An eagerness to influence how digital services are designed and delivered.Proven ability to build consensus between diverse and often conflicting interests, to achieve agreement on technical plans.A systematic collaborative approach to solving problems.Understanding of how to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.An eagerness to influence how digital services are designed and delivered.Input innovative approaches to the delivery teams and support the successful adoption of such ideas, driving improved performance.About usOur aim is to be the best registry in the world achieved through brilliant people working on brilliant systems delivering brilliant services. We are currently delivering an organisation wide transformation programme focussing on a complete redesign of our digital services, target operating model and culture. This change will need different skills, capabilities and mindset where adaptable, bold and curious behaviours are the norm and empowerment is encouraged and utilised.To find out more about the great things we're doing at Companies House please have a look at our blog posts and podcasts and watch our video to find out what it's like to work at Companies House.Companies House values its people, their contributions and has created a real sense of community where people seek to create strong connections. Our commitment to learning and development is exceptional, and we believe passionately in the employee experience with is prevalent through the engagement, wellbeing and development strategies which have resulted in Platinum Investors in People and MIND index awards.We encourage professional development, celebrate success and live our values to effect real change.BehavioursWe'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:Communicating and InfluencingDelivering at PaceSeeing the Big PictureBenefitsAlongside your salary of £42,991, Companies House contributes £12,454 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.Please note that the minimum salary does not reflect the 2023/24 pay deal and we are therefore expecting this to increase in the near future.We believe that our success is driven by the well-being and satisfaction of our team members at all levels of the organisation. At Companies House we’re committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package that goes beyond the ordinary, ensuring your career journey with us is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. We pride ourselves on offering a quality work-life balance with our employee wellbeing being central to our working practices.Head to Our benefits - Working for us - Recruitment ( to find out more about the fantastic benefits package we have at Companies House.We celebrate diversity...As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity, being committed to ensuring we’re representative of the citizens we serve and creating an inclusive environment. Everyone in Companies House brings something different, and so will you. To fulfil our commitment to recruiting and attracting diverse talent we welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We also welcome applications from Welsh speakers.We are proud to be a disability confident leader. Our recruitment process is fully inclusive and we can make adjustments as needed through our process. These could include having an interview buddy, extra time at interviews/assessments and receiving interview questions in advance, to name a few. We will be happy to discuss any person-centred adjustments, please contact us by emailing will you be working?You will be aligned to our Cardiff Office, where we are currently using a hybrid approach to the way we work. Our approach to hybrid working provides opportunities for you to be adaptable in the way you work so that you can achieve a healthy balance between your work and home life. The degree of choice you have will depend on business need, your role and your day-to-day work activities and will be discussed at offer stage. Remote contracts will only be offered to successful candidates who are not a commutable distance to our Cardiff, Belfast or Edinburgh offices. If you are located at a reasonable distance to one our offices, you will receive a hybrid contract aligned to one of our offices.Things you need to knowSelection process detailsThis vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.In your application form we’d like you to:Tell us about your employment history, including any key responsibilities and achievements.Write a personal statement of 750 words where you demonstrate how you meet the experience and technical skills required for this role.At sift candidates will be assessed against experience as well as the behaviours listed in the advert and are asked to supply work history/personal statement and reference any transferable skills using the job description for reference. Your personal statement will be sifted against the person specification and should refer to the experience and technical skills listed.At interview candidates will be assessed against the behaviours listed in the advert and we will use Success Profiles Behaviours and Strengths. As part of your interview you will be asked to complete a work-based activity. Details of this will be emailed to you on the day before your interview.We’re committed to being diverse and inclusive, so please make your application anonymous by removing all identifying personal information (such as names and dates) from your employment history and personal statement.We understand that you might use AI and other resources for your application; however, please ensure all information you provide is factually accurate, truthful, and original and doesn’t include ideas or work that isn’t your own. This is so that your application is authentically and credibly your own.What will the process look like?We will sift applications and then invite successful candidates from the sift stage to attend a virtual interview.Read more information and guidance about Applying for Your New Job.Companies House uses a blended interview technique, allowing us to find out more about you. We use the Success Profile framework and may include Strength based questions in the interview.Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of recruitment based on fair and open competition with decisions made on the basis of merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles.Successful candidates must pass a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check before they can be appointed.BPSS is an entry level security check. It uses the Police National Computer (PNC) to make sure a candidate has no convictions. The check returns evidence of any current criminal record and un-spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements for Security Check (SC) before they can be appointed.To gain SC clearance you will normally need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and will need to successfully complete all stages of the vetting process. More information can be found at National security vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK ( statementCandidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance, please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.SecuritySuccessful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.Nationality requirementsThis job is broadly open to the following groups:UK nationalsnationals of the Republic of Irelandnationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKnationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil ServiceFurther information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)Working for the Civil ServiceThe Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.Diversity and InclusionThe Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).Apply and further informationThis vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.Contact point for applicantsJob contact :Name :Katie JonesEmail teamEmail informationWe welcome applications from Welsh speakers.Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles, our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of appointment on the basis of merit by fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission Service Commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road SW1A 2HQ

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