Data Quality and Governance Analyst

Cardiff, UK

As a Data Quality & Governance Analyst, you will play a critical role in ensuring we pro-actively manage the quality, accuracy, and usage of our data assets effectively to drive efficiency and effective decision-making.

Working within our Data & Business Intelligence Team, you will embed the measurement and monitoring of data quality (and other associated data risks) across our Global platforms and facilitate pro-active and corrective activity to ensure data quality is managed. This role will also cover wider data governance elements over time.

What that means day to day

What you’ll need to be successful

  • Provision of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the overall quality of our data and track progress towards defined goals and objectives.
  • Creation of automated data quality reporting and ad-hoc data analysis to identify data quality issues across our platforms.
  • Facilitation of pro-active and corrective activity to ensure data quality is managed across our wider business.
  • Develop and implement data quality standards, procedures, and controls including regular assessments of data quality and definition of corrective measures.
  • Maintain a Data Issue & Risk Register and report to management on progress against agreed data quality metrics.
  • Evaluate existing and new data for accuracy, completeness, and usability to ensure appropriate use.
  • Maintain a Data Issue & Risk Register and report to management on progress against agreed data quality metrics.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address data quality issues and drive continuous improvement. To work with appropriate divisional and central teams to help drive data quality improvements and articulate the range of data available.
  • Work closely with legal and compliance teams to mitigate data-related risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Support the development and implementation of data governance strategies, policies, and processes related to data quality and compliance (e.g. how data should be managed, stored, and accessed within Alcumus).
  • Support the provision of a governance framework to ensure that Alcumus data is being used in accordance with the defined policies and procedures.


  • Strong data analysis skills (SQL would be an advantage), Excel is essential.
  • Proficiency in documenting data quality rules, procedures, and reports.
  • Advanced knowledge in data quality and governance metrics and measurement.
  • Experience in a similar role with a particular focus on data quality.
  • Experience of using data visualisation tools such as Microsoft Power BI.
  • Excellent communication ability (verbal and written)
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


What you’ll get in return

  • Experience of data management tools and platforms used for data quality assessment, data profiling, and metadata management.
  • Experience with SQL queries and relational databases for data analysis and validation tasks.
  • Awareness of data protection regulations, industry standards, and compliance requirements.

FOR THE HERE AND NOW – We provide a mature and flexible ‘work your way’ culture, generous holiday allowance, a ‘giving day’ to give back to others, enhanced family friendly leave (regardless of gender), an employee assistance programme, 24-hour online GP, gym discounts, cover for a variety of healthcare, dental, optical and wellbeing treatments/services, a cycle to work scheme and paid time off when you’re physically and mentally unwell.

FOR FUN – You spend a significant percentage of your time with your colleagues (and what a great bunch of people they are!) and it’s important to us that everyone contributes to an environment that is positive and full of laughs. We’ve always got something going on, from charity events and competitions to recognition events and awards and we encourage our teams to get involved and have fun along the way.

FOR THE FUTURE – To set you up for later on in life, we provide an enhanced pension scheme with generous employer contributions and a life assurance policy for peace of mind. We offer a plethora of development resources and support, including access to LinkedIn learning to support you as you develop your career with us. Last year alone we filled nearly 30% of our roles with internal candidates (which equates to almost 50 people being promoted!) 

Sound interesting so far?

What you can expect if you apply:

  • A response to your application within 15 working days
  • An interview process consisting of:
  • An initial discovery call with the recruiter
  • A first stage interview via Microsoft Teams 
  • Additional interview (likely face to face) with the stakeholders you’ll be working with closely in the role

We’re keen to ensure our hiring process allows you to be at your best, so if you need us to make any adjustments, please just let us know.


  • Reporting To: Head of Data
  • Employment Type: full_time