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Head of Data & Business Intelligence

Head of Data & Business Intelligence

  • Location(s): UK Wide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R00TR01146
  • Closing Date: 30 January 2022
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role

At Nationwide we openly put our 15 million members at the centre of every decision we make as a business. Every role, no matter what it’s doing, is member focused.

Data Insight and Business Intelligence is a new team in Nationwide built to transform the data intelligence into the Society. The team is responsible for data personalisation feeding into every customer interaction, commercial analytics, and the data infrastructure, tools, and self-serve BI capability.

This role is responsible for a pivotal function within the Data & Analytics area. Are you highly experienced in BI data infrastructure, and leading advanced BI practitioners. If so, this opportunity might be for you...



What you’ll be doing

Your primary role will be to own and deliver the BI Self-Serve capability as Nationwide embark on a transformation which will see significant investment into the Data & Analytics function. Key deliverables include:-

  • Developing the new ‘self serve – 360 degree data mart’
  • Nurture and grow a team that can deliver upon the strategy
  • Own the BI tools, infrastructure, and governance of the self-service model
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders to understand business needs to set the vision and roadmap for self-serve
  • Champion a culture that achieves business goals, delights customers, and keeps data advocacy at the heart of everything
  • Strong background in implementing data management practices, data marts, business intelligence and data visualisation technologies
  • Continuous improvement mindset of driving data quality and data quality measurement
  • Develop and govern guardrails for BI platform usage supporting safe, federated BI development across the Society. 

About you

We're looking for someone with:

  • Deep expertise and knowledge in Business Intelligence technologies such as QlikSense, Power BI, or ThoughtSpot
  • Proven experience of creating and delivering Business Intelligence infrastructure roadmaps, architectural guardrails in large scale organisations, with a track record of enabling BI self-service
  • A passion for people leadership with strong experience of leading, coaching and developing large numbers of Business Intelligence developers and consultants
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to nurture and lead a high performing team
  • Resilient and able to uncover and solve for blockers as well as following necessary processes
  • Advocacy for data-driven decisions, strong data governance and data quality
  • Strong capability of working with teams to implement new technology, creating scalable solutions, and resolving complex technical issues
  • Ability to keep abreast of the latest data technologies and BI trends in the market

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because our membership is made up of so many different kinds of people, so we want our employees to be just as diverse. We’d love to hear about:

  • Your values, and what makes you who you are
  • How you’d make a difference to our members in this role

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
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 30 days holiday
  • Car allowance
  • Individual healthcare cover

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures. For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too.

If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So, if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

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.


Head of Data & Business Intelligence

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