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Data Manager

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Recruiter: Met Police
Listed on: 10th September
Location: Lambeth, Hendon, Sidcup and Blended working
Salary Notes: £30,294 to £32,552 plus a location allowance of £1639. You will receive £30,294 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £32,552 will be via incremental progression.
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Help us make the most of data - and handle it responsibly

As data plays an ever-greater role in policing, we need to manage it carefully. As Data Manager, you'll ensure the quality, integrity and validity of our information - a key strategic asset. In return, we can offer flexible, blended working and a range of generous benefits. Join us, and play your part in keeping the capital safe.

The Met Data Office manages data governance, reporting and analytics and data innovation. As part of the team, you'll make sure information is held in a Retention, Review and Disposal (RRD) schedule. It's an opportunity to ensure that we work in a transparent way, fulfilling statutory and legal obligations and maintaining trust in the Met.  

You'll be working with data held by key stakeholders, and delivering effective and consistent RRD for all the Information Asset Data we hold. It's an important responsibility, so you'll need proven experience. We're also looking for advanced Excel, Word, intranet publisher and PowerPoint skills. In addition to being technically capable, you must be team-focused, articulate and able to give professional presentations. 

We'll invest in you and your skills by giving you a six-month learning and development programme when you join. However, you'll then be expected to stay with this team for at least two years.

Job Summary

Strategy and Governance is responsible for providing the Commissioner and Met leaders with expert and intelligent support and frameworks, allowing them to lead the organisation strategically, make informed decisions and address effectively the political, partnership, statutory and public environments in which the organisation operates.

The Commissioner and Management Board have determined that the Met will be a data driven organisation. This means treating our data in the same way we treat our people, methods and technology; as a strategic asset.

Key Responsibilities

  • Owns and drives the data compliance and analytics agenda.
  • Brings together the accountabilities that are currently dispersed across the Met business areas.
  • Consolidates and further develops existing Met data and insight services.
  • Enables data sharing and collaboration to serve the public and external partners.

The Data Office has three functions:

  • Data Governance: Ensure that the end-to-end process of managing data from its identification and collection through to its eventual disposal is conducted in an efficient, compliant and secure manner. The division will create, disseminate and enforce a set of rules and consistent standards across data usage, quality, security and compliance, providing direction for the workforce with regard to data usage, which will enable the delivery of the Met's data strategy in line with data laws.
  • Reporting & Analytics: Dedicated to developing better products to sit alongside and enhance self-service. Responsible for managing the flow of information requests and ensuring all reporting requirements are met. We monitor and ensure the delivery of all data requests, as well as ensuring that all Ad-Hoc and BAU reporting needs are addressed. The Reporting and Analytics team are responsible for developing the current reporting capability in order for requestors to be able to gain access to more meaningful insight from enhanced reports and dashboards, as well as providing demand analysis to allow the Data Office to be better resourced to meet the current data strategy. We provide insight that helps leaders understand and improve performance and risk issues by delivering an evidence based performance framework that embeds organisational learning outcomes.
  • Data Innovation & Service Improvement: Coordinates all Data Service Improvement and Innovation activities including : data innovation, sharing, literacy, partnering, and service improvement and will look to create and embed a culture of continuous improvement across the Met. The team will work to on-board external partners to help develop shared data-led policing solutions and will work to close data knowledge gaps, ensuring that appropriate levels of data literacy are in place across the Met in order for the data strategy to be realised.

This role is responsible for delivering the quality, integrity and validity of information asset data held by the MPS. The role holder is responsible for ensuring that information is held within a Retention, Review and Disposal (RRD) schedule that discharges our Information Management, statutory and legislative obligations. The role works with data held by key internal and external stakeholders to deliver effective and consistent RRD of all Information Asset Data held by the MPS.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

To apply, please visit our website applications will be via a detailed CV and a online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 1st October 2021

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today's complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London's communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Contact Name: Met Police
Reference: TJ/2754/9457
Job ID: 2976925

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