Head of Data

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Head of IT

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  • Salary:

    £70,000 - £90,000 + 10% Bonus

  • Contact:

    Halecroft Recruitment Ltd

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  • Published:

    an hour ago

  • Consultant:

    Lydia Whitelegg

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Our client based in Manchester is looking to recruit a Head of Data to be responsible for developing a strategy to organise, store and analyse data as efficiently as possible, while always upholding agreed-upon security standards. 

Day to day duties:- 


  • Define and develop a group-wide data architecture in partnership with the technology teams, integrating siloed areas of the business.
  • Develop a master data management strategy and work with the data engineers to develop and deploy the strategy.
  • Define the data management requirements for application, data and process integration and work in partnership with the technology teams to define the standards for those requirements
  • Develop and maintain an Enterprise Data Model which documents master and reference data attributes.
  • Make sure that data engineering projects are supported in developing our data in line with our data standards.
  • Maintain the strategies for the technologies used in delivering data and insights in collaboration with the business reporting and business partner teams.
  • Be pragmatic in the approach to management and accept responsibility for an element of “hands on” working.



  • Expert knowledge and significant experience in data architecture, contributing to data strategy and objectives.
  • Knowledge of data modelling and data structures, with experience of formulating the plans that support the delivery of the data architecture strategy.
  • Any experience around data governance would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of both in house & off the shelf architecture preferred.
  • Experience of data migration preferred.
  • Hands on and pragmatic approach where required with a focus on delivery.
  • Great communication skills, with the ability to engage with and provide technical leadership to technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Excellent leadership skills, with experience of leading, mentoring and developing a small team.
  • Adept at translating data into concise, user friendly & consumable visualisations.

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Involvement in or delivery of a successful transformation experience in a previous role.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a senior data management role.
  • Experience in SQL.
  • Experience in the Microsoft suite preferable.