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Data Governance Lead

Department of Health & Human Services VIC

Job Description

Application Closes: 27 October 2021

Role: Data Governance Lead (fixed term until 31 December 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Reporting and Portfolio Projects the Data Governance Lead will work with the Department of Health to develop, refine, and implement data governance strategies and processes across the COVID-19 response division. Leading and managing all data governance activities the roles has responsibility for improving the quality and managing the protection of sensitive data and information assets.


  • Undertake research and interpret legislation, which includes the Health Records Act Privacy Act 2001 and other key requirements
  • Provide advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders relating to the interpretation and application of policies, processes, or legislation
  • Promote data governance disciplines and purposes to the Department by implementing data governance directives
  • Build and own a Data Glossary ensuring the Data Model and Data Glossary are consistent
  • Facilitate sharing and adoption of data across the Public Sector
  • Partner with Legal, Compliance, Security and Risk teams to get specialist advice, identify, and mitigate operational/regulatory risk around data
  • Serve as a liaison to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated, and well understood
  • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements
  • Clarify purpose and benefits of change to staff and provide leadership in times of uncertainty.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

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