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Senior Manager Data Governance

Job Description

About us

At Transport, we’re passionate about making NSW a better place to live, work and visit. Our vision is to give everyone the freedom to choose how and when they get around, no matter where they live. Right now, we’re delivering a $72.2bn program – the largest Australia has ever seen – to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and shape the future of our cities, centres and regions.


Advanced Analytics and Insights

We are a trusted partner to our clients, within Customer Strategy and Technology, developing and delivering smart, integrated and sustainable data and analytics solutions which enable evidence-driven decisions to benefit our customers and communities, and leading an uplift in data literacy of use of data insights across the cluster.


The opportunity

The purpose of the role is for managing the uplift in safe data practices across the enterprise though leadership of Data Governance strategy, frameworks and standards and implementation of policies and processes to ensure successful implementation across the cluster.


You will

  • Proactively contribute towards the development of Data Governance Strategy and Roadmap
  • Identify and establish standards and data governance frameworks to enable data democratisation  for safe and secure access to data and to mitigate re-identification risks in line with privacy and regulatory obligations
  • Establish roles and responsibilities for, and identify, data owners, stewards and custodians, across the cluster.
  • Establish and manage enterprise Data Governance forums. workgroups and communities of practice
  • Embed tools and processes required to achieve high data quality standards as per the Data Governance framework, in close collaboration with the data management team
  • Partner with peer teams on the development of Conceptual Data Model to underpin operating model and processes required to embed Data Governance
  • Collaborate and contribute towards establishment of an enterprise data literacy program to increase awareness and compliance with Data Governance processes and standards
  • Partner with Data Engineering team and Enterprise Leads to define and implement roadmap to successfully embed governance around data management, curation and protection and actively collaborate in implementation of tools and processes required to meet these standards
  • Create, update and document policies relevant to data governance and management to protect data.
  • Engage, consult and collaborate with industry bodies and 3rd parties to increase access to public data in a secure way.
  • Partner with legal to create and execute data sharing agreement with whole of government and individual NSW government agencies.


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About You

You’re a collaborative and talented leader of people with a strong background in data  governance and management. You demonstrate stakeholder engagement expertise, decisiveness, and the drive to get things done. Engaging and energetic, you excel in communication and presentation and have proven experience in leading teams in a complex customer centric environment.


Essential requirements

  • Experience leading in a matrix environment, preferably using Agile principles with an exceptional ability to communicate and engage at all levels.
  • Expert level knowledge and experience implementing Data Governance capability, procedures and policy in a complex enterprise.
  • Demonstrated experience in building data literacy in large organisations.
  • Experience with implementing data governance and management tools.
  • Knowledge of DAMA-DMBOK model.
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a relevant field.



Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!


Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please email the contact person for this role.


Salary and Benefits

This is a Transport Senior Service Manager level role with a salary range of $172,819 - $192,578. For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your applications by hitting the 'apply now' link, include your resume and respond to the questions outlined during the application process


For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here.

For any enquiries, please contact Bryce Sait 


Applications Close: 11.59 PM 27 September 2021