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Financial Crime Analytics Consultant – Data Governance

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Reference: R00AOR04130
  • Closing Date: 23 July 2024
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role
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This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Financial Crime Analytics team! We are looking for a consultant to join us as part of a collaborative team, using innovative methods to drive a data driven culture. This role is central to strengthening our data governance maturity. As a Data Governance Consultant, you’ll be the person who ensures the data we use within Financial Crime conforms to the Society’s data governance framework. You’ll support the Data Steward for Financial Crime, championing the Society’s data culture. You’ll also be working alongside financial crime, fraud and analytical experts, collaborating to protect the Society and its members from the threat of economic crime.

You’ll join a team of data governance professionals to drive improvement and value within the Financial Crime team in Nationwide. You will be passionate about how improved data quality can help us meet our strategic goals and be keen to take people along this journey with us. As well as strong interpersonal skills you will also possess the ability to tailor communication to different audiences and be a natural at building credibility with stakeholders. You’ll have a real drive for delivering improvements and supporting change across the Financial Crime team. You’ll also be expected to use your own initiative to keep pace with latest technology & trends.

At Nationwide we offer hybrid working wherever possible. More rewarding relationships are supported through our hybrid approach, bringing colleagues together across our UK wide estate, whilst also supporting generous access to home working. We value our time in the office to solve problems, to learn, and to feel connected.

For this job you'll spend at least two days per week, or if part time you'll spend 40% of your working time, at one of our offices. If your application is successful, your hiring manager will provide further details on how this works. You can also find out more about our approach to hybrid working here.

You will be required to work from our Swindon office twice per week.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll support in continually assessing our adherence to the Society’s Data Governance Framework, making recommendations for improvements in our data controls and implementing these in a sustainable way and in line with the ways of working and tooling approach defined centrally.

We’ll need you to use your experience with data controls, such as data lineage mapping, data quality outputs (such as dashboards and scorecards) to ensure the data we use in our financial crime systems and reports is well understood and optimised for its purpose.

You’ll work alongside subject matter experts in financial data and systems to ensure they maximise the capability of our systems.

About you

You will be a data governance professional who can speak to data and business people alike to help them understand what data governance and data quality means for them and how it can add value for the Society and our Members.

As a minimum you’ll need to have:

  • Proven hands-on experience implementing data controls in a large organisation – e.g. development and rollout of data dictionaries, lineage documentation, data quality scorecards, including reporting and resolving data quality issues
  • Extensive knowledge of data governance frameworks and industry best practice
  • Experience with SAS and/or SQL
  • Experience with Collibra
  • Experience of Microsoft Excel and Power BI or similar
  • Experience of working in a team of data professionals
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills, ensuring a positive data culture is promoted and controls become a business as usual activity

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Wellhub – Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness.
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday pro rata

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up-to-date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.


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