DWP

Data Goveranance Specialist

30 Incomplete applications

26 SME, 4 large

43 Completed applications

39 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Published
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 12 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Data architect
Summary of the work
Develop, introduce and help maintain DWP Data Governance Policy and Framework including standards and approach.
Review documents produced by Data Governance Team.
Provide DWP Data Governance Team with expert Data Governance advice and support including coaching the Team to build capability and improve performance,
Attend bi-weekly Data Governance workshop meetings.
Latest start date
Monday 13 April 2020
Expected contract length
12 months.
Location
No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
DWP
Maximum day rate
£1,600

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with departmental data governance managers in the recently established DGF. The specialist will also work with both business and technical specialists across the department to help identify and understand business requirements. They will deliver effective solutions that meet those requirements and facilitate the delivery of effective, sustainable, enterprise wide Data Governance.
What the specialist will work on
Working within the Data Governance Function (DGF), the specialist's work will include:
● Developing the Data Governance Policy, Standards and Approach to meet business requirements. Where gaps are identified, developing products that meet business requirements.
● Working on Data Governance pilot tests to address business issues, developing Frameworks and demonstrating the value of Data Governance.
● Working with stakeholders to embed Data Governance within the department.
● Advising on the technical and business aspects for strategic tooling solutions.
● Supporting the DWP Data Governance Team including mentoring & sharing expertise to build capability.
● Attending Data Governance Workshops and Meetings.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Flexible - DWP Offices, Benton Park View, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE98 1YX.
Working arrangements
Any two days a week between Tuesday and Thursday.
Security clearance
BPSS is required.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Provide an example within that last 2 years, demonstrating expertise in understanding data structures, standards, design patterns, security practices and regulatory and legal requirements relating to data.
  • Demonstrable experience within the last 2 years in data concepts, data and process modelling, database, analytics and visualisation applications and strategic data governance tooling solutions.
  • Provide examples of industry recognised enterprise architecture, data management or information security qualifications (e.g. CDMP, TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT, CISM or equivalent).
  • Recent (within the last 2 years) experience and expertise in defining and implement data governance and/or data management programs within large public and private sector organisations. Evidence must be provided.
  • Demonstrable experience of defining a data governance framework to include: metadata, data catalogues, data architecture, data modelling, data quality, data storage, data security and privacy, data sharing, integration and interoperability.
  • Demonstrable consultancy experience in influencing the way things are done, utilising change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design, within the last 2 years.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of Data Governance Assurance, within the last 2 years.
  • Demonstrable experience of Data Orientated Business Transformation within the last 2 years.
  • Demonstrable experience of upskilling teams to create sustainable capability within the last 2 years.
  • Demonstrable experience of working at DWP or a similar Government Department.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Takes a pragmatic and solution oriented approach, seeing the department's constraints as an opportunity, rather than a data governance purist who attempts to deliver a solution independent of Departmental reality.
  • Actively share knowledge and experiences with other team members, understanding that knowledge transfer is a key deliverable of the contract.
  • Be willing to challenge decisions both within and outside the team, once the challenge has been made, be able to accept final decision and be passionate about delivering the solution.
  • Be a self starter and be able to independently deliver value without direct guidance or control.
  • Be able to rapidly respond to changes in direction.
  • Able to work in concert with existing teams and other supplier teams.
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent for this requirement ?
This requirement relates to a new piece of work for which there is no current incumbent.
2. Could you please advise if maximum day rate of £1600 is correct?
Yes this is correct.
3. Is this role inside or Outside IR35?
Outside. This is a DOS procurement so will be contracted and operated as a service so IR35 not applicable.
4. Is there a current or preferred incumbent for this work?
This requirement relates to a new piece of work for which there is no current incumbent. Not sure what is meant by preferred incumbent.
5. Is this a part time opportunity?
Yes this is correct.
6. Will the consultant be expected to work fully remote or will there be the need to travel to the office is Newcastle, if so, how often?
The consultant will divide their time between working remotely and working in the office in Newcastle. We would expect that on average the consultant would spend, over a 2 week period, approximately 40% of their time in Newcastle and 60% of their time remote. However, the needs of the business may alter that divison of locations.
7. Can you please confirm that this role is for 2 days a week?
Yes this is correct.
8. The work arrangement is "Any two days a week between Tuesday and Thursday."
Does this mean it is a part-time two days a week assignment?
Yes this is correct.
9. his role outside IR35?
Yes. This is a DOS procurement so will be contracted and operated as a service so IR35 not applicable.
10. How many days per week will the specialist be required to work?
Of these days how many will the Specialist be required to work on site?
The specialist is required to work two days a week.
The consultant will divide their time between working remotely and working in the office in Newcastle. We would expect that on average the consultant would spend, over a 2 week period, approximately 40% of their time in Newcastle and 60% of their time remote. However, the needs of the business may alter that divison of locations.
11. For clarity – you state working arrangements are flexible, yet state the relevant specialist must attend bi-weekly workshops. I presume these will be at DWP Newcastle?

You state that the specialist may work remotely, for 2 days per week, yet must attend these workshops twice a week – how do these 2 things combine?
Yes this is correct, bi-weekly workshops are in Newcastle and the specialist must attend them.

That is an incorrect understanding of what we mean by bi-weekly. For clarity - the workshops take place on a fortnightly basis (usually a Wednesday).
12. Can you please clarify what the working arrangements are? Will the selected candidate be able to work remotely for the duration of the contract? Will site visits be required?
It is two days per week. The consultant will divide their time between working remotely and working in the office in Newcastle. We would expect that on average the consultant would spend, over a 2 week period, approximately 40% of their time in Newcastle and 60% of their time remote. However, the needs of the business may alter that divison of locations.
13. Please can you advise if this role is outside of IR35?
Outside. This is a DOS procurement so will be contracted and operated as a service so IR35 not applicable.
14. Is it a full time job or part time one (two days per week)?
If it's a part time job, is it full remote?
It is two days per week. The consultant will divide their time between working remotely and working in the office in Newcastle. We would expect that on average the consultant would spend, over a 2 week period, approximately 40% of their time in Newcastle and 60% of their time remote. However, the needs of the business may alter that divison of locations.
15. 1. Is this role Outside IR35
2. Is this role a 2 day per week engagement
1. Outside. This is a DOS procurement so will be contracted and operated as a service so IR35 not applicable.
2. Yes this is correct.
16. Is there an incumbent supplier?
This requirement relates to a new piece of work for which there is no incumbent supplier.
17. Please confirm if this is a full time, 5 days per week role or a part-time, 2 days per week role.
This is a part-time, 2 days per week role
18. Please clarify location of service delivery. In Location it states 'No specific location, eg they can work remotely', and in 'Address where the work will take place' it states: 'Flexible – DWP Offices, Benton Park View, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE98 1YX.'. If there is an anticipated split between Benton Park View and Remote please indicate the likely split. If it is up to the specialist to determine the best location then please specify that.
The consultant will divide their time between working remotely and working in the office in Newcastle. We would expect that on average the consultant would spend, over a 2 week period, approximately 40% of their time in Newcastle and 60% of their time remote. However, the needs of the business may alter that divison of locations.
19. Please confirm the IR35 status of this opportunity.
Outside IR35. This is a DOS procurement so will be contracted and operated as a service so IR35 not applicable.