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Government Property Unit seeks Chief Data Officer

Matteo Natalucci Published 30 January 2018

£90k role will lead the development of the data team and will be responsible for collecting data to identify opportunities within wider government estate


The Government Property Unit (GPU) is looking for a Chief Data Officer to enhance the government’s data offer across the wider public sector.

The new post will be responsible for gathering and collecting data to benchmark and identify opportunities within the wider government estate.

The GPU was established in 2010 to support Government and the wider public sector to manage their estates more efficiently and effectively by unlocking surplus land and property for housing and economic growth.

The role will have overall accountability for the team that delivers functional wide governance and utilisation of information as an asset and enabler for programmes, via data gathering, analysis, benchmarking, modelling, and data assurance.

The role will lead on the development of the first Digital National Asset Register for property assets across the public sector, including the review of existing capabilities of technology, people, processes and governance.

The new post will also be responsible for the development of the Property Function’s data strategy that underpins the Government Estate Strategy 2018, ensuring alignment with government policy and buy-in from departmental and wider stakeholders.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate a substantial and verifiable track record of delivery in a data leadership role as well as senior level experience in setting up and supporting information analytics teams, using data to drive business change.

Applications close on February 12, with interviews expected to take place during week commencing on March 16.


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