Data Governance Analyst (12mths FTC ), Technology

Do not miss out an opportunity with our teach team as we are looking to recruit for a Data Governance Analyst ( 12mths FTC) to be based in our London office

We are implementing a cultural and technology change to drive the business advantages of data for the largest publisher in the world. This will start with the renewal of our entire Enterprise Data Platform through 2021, includes the creation of a dedicated data governance team using dedicated tooling, working with business teams to Catalog, govern, and drive quality for our data assets.


The Data Governance Team will be responsible for improving the relationships and collaboration of technical data teams with the wider business.

You will be a part of the Data Team, a data engineering centre of excellence for PRH UK and will become a trusted advocate for Data in PRH.


We are looking for a data governance analyst to help create and implement the right Data Governance Strategy, processes, reporting and curate an Enterprise Data Catalog.


Reporting to the Data Governance Manager, you will develop close relationships with chosen business departments and help them understand the data assets they use/own and embed good Data Governance practice. You will document this into the data Catalog solution, including a glossary entry, lineage paths and quality metrics.


We understand the benefit a diverse and gender balanced Technology workforce can bring to the thought and experience in the Data Team and strive to meet Penguin Random House’s Inclusion Pledge.


Inclusion Pledge:

We believe making books and publishing more inclusive is both a cultural and commercial imperative, because our industry does not currently reflect the society we live in. We’re working hard to make that change.

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Your Key Responsibilities & Duties required for this role:

Data Catalog

  • Implement the Data Catalog solution, set the standards that will ensure successful adoption and become an expert user.
  • Document enterprise data sets into the Data Catalog, including named ownership, glossary names, metric definitions and detailed descriptions.
  • Systematically undertake Data Lineage discovery.

Data Governance

  • Be a thoughtful and effective communicator with the ability to explain complex data concepts to general business users in a simple and clear way.
  • Support the Data Governance Team in facilitating cross-departmental conversations, create new governance policies and prepare support materials for the Data Governance workshops and meetings.
  • Evangelise the benefits and outcomes of Data Governance to the business.
  • You will help identify data issues and prioritise issues, help drive an improvement plan and support the business to resolve material Data Quality Issues.
  • You will create status and compliance reporting/Dashboards of regular data feeds, processes, data quality rules and other necessary elements to protect the integrity of the data so business teams can use the data in confidence and generate value.


  • Work on varied size agile projects in relation to the renewal of the Enterprise Data Platform.
  • Collaborate with the global Power BI, Data Engineering and Data Science teams on global projects
  • Perform system testing, unit testing and integration testing for Data on projects
  • Maintain documentation for existing BI systems
  • Provide training on Data Governance
  • Assist and be part of the team supporting the existing BAU Support of the Data Teams


You will also need:

  • Significant experience as a Data Governance Analyst, Data Analyst or Data Steward.
  • Extensive experience in Data Profiling and Data Dictionary creation.
  • Proficient in SQL
  • Solid understanding of Data Structures and Data Technologies.
  • Experience of creating dashboards (i.e. PowerBI/Tableau) and other presentation means to drive data quality and insight.
  • Be a thoughtful and effective communicator.
  • Ability to build rapport, nurture business relationships and establish clear communication styles with commercial and technology teams.
  • Experience with working in a project environment, including requirements gathering and testing cycles focused on Data Quality.
  • Familiarity with Agile or DevOps Methodology
  • Pragmatic and Understanding
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrates initiative and creative solutions for a creative business.
  • Nurtures inclusive business interactions.


If you are interested, please apply with your covering letter and CV. All applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW1V 2SA 

Job ID: 124142

124142The Random House Group Limited 

Date:  04-Feb-2021

London, LND, GB, SW1V 2SA

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