Data Architect

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£48,172 - £49,047
03 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
PH 1246
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Part of the Yorkshire and the Humber region, Kirklees is set in the heart of West Yorkshire with two major centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury. Well placed for transport links the North's leading cities, including Leeds and Manchester, can easily be reached within half an hour.

In Kirklees we are at the start of an exciting journey to create a truly intelligence-led Council, to inform and support the delivery of the Kirklees Outcomes. Maximising the value of the Council’s data assets through the development of a modern data architecture and data strategy is key to achieving this ambition and enabling us to work in an efficient and effective way.

Our new Intelligence and Performance Service is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of data, research, consultation, intelligence, performance and data analytics professionals who support and promote intelligence and insight informed decisions across the Council and partners.

We’re looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative individual to take on this new and challenging role responsible for defining the Council’s future data architecture and data strategy.

You will provide strategic leadership and direction and manage a team of data professionals responsible for the technical development and management of the Council’s data architecture.

The successful candidate will have leadership and hands-on technical experience in a data architecture environment within a large and complex organisation in addition to having excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships and networks.

The successful candidate will also have experience and an in-depth knowledge and awareness of modern technological and project management practices.

This role will lead on a wide range of greenfield projects, giving you the opportunity to utilise your experience and skills to truly influence and shape the future data landscape across the Council.

For further information please contact Mike Henry Head of Intelligence and Performance at

In order to be shortlisted for this job please submit your CV and supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the requirements if the role.