Head of Data

Permanent – Full time - Sydney CBD

Date posted
20 October 2020
Applications close
11 January 2020
  • “Leader of Leaders” role
  • Be part of our transformation
  • Mentorship by an Inspirational Group Executive

Short Description
Are you looking for your next data leadership opportunity within a company in a period of growth?

About Us
As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over two million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.

Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to; flexible work environment, an open plan and modern office, free fruit, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome with us.

About the Job 
Your role as The Head of Data is to lead and manage all organisation-wide data governance activities including improving the data quality, master data management and ensuring the protection of sensitive and confidential data assets.

This is a highly strategic and collaborative role facilitating and provide input into the Enterprise Data Strategy, working closely with other Business Units, Group Executives and Functional Teams to understand the business drivers and opportunities. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish and implement an enterprise data governance framework with a focus on improvement of data quality, data relevance and protection of sensitive data.
  • Develop and establish organisational data policies, standards, principles and standard operating processes.
  • Assist the development of the data architecture and security by providing input and working with the Head of Architecture and Head of Security.
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the organisation’s core data assets.
  • Define quality and performance metrics that demonstrate compliance with data policies, standards and security.
  • Provide leadership and collaboration across the organisation to ensure that all data related business requirements are clearly understood and considered in day to day planning and prioritization.
  • Own, maintain and enhance the data platform to align to strategic business priorities through day to day management of a team of data technologists. 
  • Ensure the data platform provides a high level of service availability through the appropriate proactive maintenance.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems or a related field.
  • Knowledge of industry leading data quality and data protection management practices.
  • Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection.
  • Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues.
  • Proven experience leading a data function in a medium sized organisation.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.

If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and an optional covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role or email careers@rest.com.au

To learn more about your next opportunity at Rest visit  http://www.rest.com.au/about-rest/careers

Please note only people with the right to work in Australia will be considered. 
To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.