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Data Governance Lead

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Here at The Very Group, we’re on an exciting journey to transform our technology estate and create even better experiences for our customers. We’re doing that by modernising our existing systems and platforms, utilising a wider variety of modern, cloud-based technologies.

Our Tech teams have recently gone through a transition to a new working model and culture, one structured around cross-functional teams we call squads. Our squads will make up an overall Tribe. Each tribe is responsible for designing, building, running and improving the technology that relates to their business area, all aimed at providing a world class experience for our customers.

We support diversity, both in terms of people, technical skills and knowledge and would welcome a chat about flexible working options for this role.

About the role

This roles sit within our DNA (Data, iNsight, Action) Tribe, where you will be part of the central DataGovernance and Data Ops hub. You'll work the tribes to ensure that data governance is well thought out ensuring any new initiatives are thinking about datamanagement best practice and are aligning to datapolicies and within data regulations e.g. GDPR.

We are building an exciting new data catalogue tool that will bring a new way that Very will manage its data. We are also looking building out our data quality metrics across Very which you would be part of building and have influence on the rollout.

This role requires you to be highly engaging and collaborate in all stages of initiatives to prevent dataexposure working with DPO, Information Security aligning escalating any risks to the appropriate risk register. You are customer obsessed and ensure that the data lifecycle for a customer is managed appropriately.

You will help drive a new data catalogue across Very working across Data Ops to help tribes understand what data exists, where and view data lineage.

Regular interaction with data users, managers and senior stakeholders across the business to ensure a regular exchange of ideas and priorities regarding good Data Management, Data Quality and Governance

Network and collaborate with industry datagovernance professionals of other companies to ensure that The Very Group is aware of key industry trends and developments

Develop a risk-based programme of work for DataPrivacy and Governance as Workstream lead.

You will need to be able to manage expectations of senior leaders and be an excellent communicator that represents the Data Governance and Data Ops team.


We are fairly open on background. Obviously though, there are a few things that we'd need you to have experience in, in order to be successful in the role. These include:

  • Strong Knowledge of regulations specifically around management of PII data
  • Being able to influence people at all levels on the adherence of data best practice
  • Excellent communicator.

Ideally we are looking for candidates with previous experience within Data Governance field, able to demonstrate strong understanding of GDPR, DPA 2018 and PECR legislation. This role will suit individuals looking to implement and challenge their skills and experience in a brand new, fast paced, ecommerce environment.


The rewards we give you

A competitive salary and bonus are just the start. Matched pension, generous holiday allowance, maternity policy and wellbeing initiatives play a huge part in how we care for our people. We even offer flexible benefits so that everyone can shape their rewards and benefits package around their lifestyle. To view full details on the rewards click here.


  • Generous and competitive starting salary
  • Regular salary reviews and career progression
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays + option to buy or sell 5 days
  • Additional flexible benefits allowance £1,000 (can take a part as salary uplift)
  • Generous scalable bonus (based on individual performance vs company)
  • Matched pension up 6%
  • Flexible working (2-3 days remote / 2-3 days on-site)
  • Self-development time
  • Brand discount - up to 25%
  • Free on-site gym
  • Discounted coffee houses and food outlets
  • Free on-site parking subject to postcode and availability

More About us:

We're the UK's largest integrated online retailer and financial services provider.

Home to,, and a team of 4,000 super-talented people.

We have a passion for reinvention - to constantly improve how our 4.5 million customers pay and shop for the things they love. We’ve adapted to changes in our customer’s shopping habits for more than 100 years, taking us from bricks, to clicks, to mobile. Find out more about us here.

Diversity matters at The Very Group. We're striving to create an environment where ALL colleagues feel a sense of belonging and can thrive by being themselves at work; driving collaboration and innovation that will in turn achieve great things for our customers.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.

How to apply

If you're interested to find out more please contact Steven Williams or Jordan Barlow in the talent acquisition team at The Very Group or apply online.

If you are an internal candidate looking to refer someone in, please follow the referrals process and guidelines

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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