Head of Data Governance (Chico)

IG Group in Chico, CA

  • Type: Full Time
  • $136,995.00 - 179,550.00
position filled

Job Description

Who we are: Founded in 1974, we invented the concept of financial spread betting. Today, were the worlds No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with offices in 14 countries and over 195,000 clients worldwide.
Recognised as one of Britains top employers, its no surprise that this success has come from empowering our people to be brave, innovative and inspiring. Join us, and youll find the perfect place to showcase your talents and passion. Your achievements will be recognised, and youll have the support of a collaborative global team. Where youll work:

As part of a connected global team, youll come to work in a friendly and dynamic environment. Our comfortable, cutting-edge offices contain everything you need to succeed:

Agile workspaces and hot desks
Private quiet rooms
Breakout and refreshment areas

Whilst you will be based in London, this exciting role will required working closely with all our global offices and require travel from time to time, although it is not a necessity. IG allows flexible working, and this role will be able to WFH 1-2 days a week dependent on how quickly they settle in. How youll progress: Your development is as important to us as it is to you. Youll be rewarded for hard work here, with support to get better at what you do.
We work in a fast-paced project environment where change is constant. If youre up for the challenge, youll have opportunities to try new things and broaden your skills quickly through exposure to the executive team and new experiences.Whilst this role will be reporting into the Head of Informaiton Security, you will have lots ability to positively influence all levels of staff within the company. There will be lots of opportunity to learn about the core business, and the different facets that make up the core business. What youll get: As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavours and join a range of special interest groups, youll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:
Flexible working hours and work-fromhome opportunities
Performance-related bonuses
Pension, insurance and medical plans
Career-focused technical and leadership training
Contribution to gym memberships and more What youll do; It is expected that first month will be understanding how the business works, and conducting a data capability gap analysis. As this work progresses, this person will be gaining great insight into the day to day working of IG. The second month will then be starting to put together a framework with supporting roadmap and seeking approval for plan. After this, focus will be on using the rest of 2020 to implement the plan and grow a new team where necessary.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand current data capability considering future company strategic targets, previous audit findings and research already completed.
  • Establish and roll out a new enterprise wide framework that is suitable for size and scale of IG Group. This will consider policy upgrade work, embedding strong classification into business but ultimately seek to always meet the balance of managing our information risks whilst supporting business initiatives.
  • Build strong and effective relationships with data related teams and establish relevant workgroups facilitating the development and implementation of data quality standards and adoption requirements across the enterprise.
  • Define effective KPIs and KRIs and supporting quality metrics.
  • Continue to implement a healthy set of data related policies and retain compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Coordinate external data sources to eliminate redundancy and streamline the expense related to those services.
  • Lead and manage the day to day of the Data Governance team.
  • Own any audit items identified and work with Audit through to remediation.
  • Overseeing the collection, storage, management, quality and protection of data.
  • Person Specification:

    The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent analytical, research skills, combined with the ability to formulate solution options to challenges faced.

    The successful candidate will possess an expert understanding of data governance and a good level understanding of technology in general.

    Must be a self-starter with minimal guidance, providing weekly updates in the team meetings. Be able to engage and build strong working relationships with a variety of IG stakeholders.


  • Experience in implementing data frameworks and associated protection processes within a company and have a good understanding of data protection laws and regulations.
  • Experience in implementing a new data classification system with supporting awareness.
  • Experience of implementing GDPR related processes including Privacy Impact Assessments and Vendor Assessments.
  • Knowledge of common security threats and risks.
  • Experience with security testing tools, development of threat assessments and security testing methodologies is desirable.
  • Strong understanding of technology and governance in general.
  • Lead, motivate and manage large technical teams.
  • Knowledge of relevant applications, big data solutions and tools useful.
  • Qualifications:


  • Upper Second Class (or better) degree.
  • 5-10 years of managing in a senior-level data management role
  • Knowledge of data governance practices (DCAM), business and technology issues related to management of product content data.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing data risks.
  • Skills:


  • Strong analytical and investigation skills.
  • Knowledge of data related emerging trends and issues.
  • Must have implemented data governance frameworks.
  • Must be able to work effectively with auditors / regulators and variety of business stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and foster customer relationships.
  • Ability to handle fluctuating workloads, conflicting priorities and concurrent activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage adversity and challenging situations.
  • Who youll be:
    Were looking for tenacious, curious, eager and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. People who embody our three core values who want to champion the client, lead the way and love what we do.
    We recruit based on excellence, and believe that diversity is vital to success. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or any other behaviour that stifles innovation and collaboration.

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