Enterprise Data Platform Lead

Datatech Analytics
May 4, 2022
Home-based, United Kingdom
Job Type
Job Ref
Remote Work


Location: Home Based - Flexible
Grade: £60,466 - £70,330 (National Framework) or £65,484 - £75,348 (London Framework - if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25)
Contracted Hours: Full time 37 hours per week

Within CQC we are implementing a new strategy and transforming how we work so that we can keep pace with the changing health and care landscape and ensure people receive safe, effective care. Becoming an insight-driven organisation is a critical component of our new operating model.

The ambition of the Technology, Data and Insight Directorate is to create and mature a service-focused data and insight function. Aiming to modernise the technology we use to manage and analyse data; formalise the governance, processes and ways of working around data; drive new data culture, behaviours and skills to enable us to maximise the use of data and insight in our regulatory activity.

Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?

When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work? For 3000+ people at the CQC we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement. If you would like to help us make a positive impact to health and social care within England then read on.

Why this could be a great role for you….

We have an exciting opportunity for an Enterprise Data Platform Lead to ensure that CQC has a set of robust, well-engineered, and sustainable data tools and services (built on the Enterprise Data Platform - EDP) to support its insight needs, and an experienced and skilled team capable of the technical development and maintenance of those tools and services.

The role holder will oversee all technical engineering and development within the unit and work with senior colleagues to manage development demand and ensure resources are suitably prioritised.

What we can offer you...

Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32.5 days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All of our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.

We want to support you to succeed and be your very best, with opportunities for training and development along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.

We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.

What you will bring…

Educated to degree level or with equivalent professional experience, you'll have a strong data engineering background using cloud-based services and a sound understanding of the fundamentals of solution and data architecture.

You will have an expert understanding of relevant data sources, tools and systems, including knowledge of how to influence senior stakeholders in data approaches, and the ability to tailor communications in the most appropriate and compelling way for the audience.

Of course, you will live our vision, objectives and values in everything you do.


• Oversee all technical engineering and development within the unit.
• Work with senior colleagues, up to Executive Team level, to manage development demand and ensure resources are suitably prioritised.
• Drive a culture of re-use, ensuring that previous effort and investment is leveraged to deliver even greater value and impact.
• Work with the Data & Insight architects and wider architecture community to ensure architectural principles are being followed and to inform architectural change.
• Embed good development practice, standards and methods within technical development.
• Work with the QA Lead to ensure robust testing and QA approaches are applied.
• Ensure CQC builds and maintains the right technical skills required to develop data and insight components and products.
• Create and nurture a highly performing team by supporting junior resource in skills development, design guidance and review and assurance.
• Provide expertise and guidance to the team and wider colleagues on development of high quality, performant and sustainable insight components and products.
• Drive the creation of class-leading data capabilities, ensuring that solutions being built on the EDP meet internal technical and quality standards.
• Develop reference and technical solution architectures that support implementing a highly performant data platform able to support a wide variety of structured, unstructured, operational and analytic data to meet insight needs.
• Help to ensure CQC maximises the value of its data by driving data innovation, consistency and efficiency across a new data platform as it develops and evolves.
• Support and enable the migration of historic data assets and products, as needed, whilst ensuring alignment and adoption of new standards and approaches, driving re-engineering work where needed.
• Support in the design and development of complex new data products and solutions, ensuring quality and sustainability of solutions.
• Ensure technologies are being used appropriately.
• Ensure resources are being correctly utilised to make effective use of available budgets and optimise where possible.
• Act as a source of sound counsel to senior IT and business leaders and become a trusted advisor to Technology Leadership by developing relationships with key stakeholders and matrixed partners.
• Line manage teams, facilitating flexible deployment in accordance with unit priorities.
• Lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams from across the unit to deliver outcomes.
• Drive and build relationships internally and externally.
• Assure that appropriate quality control and assurance is undertaken to ensure consistency, accuracy and relevance of unit outputs.
• Role model behaviours that drive efficiency and quality through continuous improvement and effective change to deliver the Data & Insight operating model.
• Ensure that the views of the public and people using services are in the design and delivery of Data & Insight services and products.
• Promote a strong data culture across CQC in line with the organisational data strategy.
• Stay abreast of internal and external developments in data, policy and advances in digital analytics tools and data manipulation products, ensuring appropriate awareness within the team.
• Role model inclusive behaviours in everyday interactions.
• Promote a culture of respect and fairness and understand personal responsibilities around delivering against CQC diversity and inclusion strategy.
• Demonstrate competence and support others to achieve behavioural excellence through our Success Profiles (Grade A) ensuring yourself and those you work with are the best that they can be.
• Role model and support others to instil our values into everything that we do.

Essential Skills and Experience:

• Educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience.
• Strong data engineering background using cloud-based services.
• Extensive experience in product and application engineering and through-life development (ideally in a data and/or analytics domain).
• Experience in planning, designing, and implementing Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service based data solutions.
• Strong understanding of the fundamentals of solution and data architecture.
• Extensive experience managing product/solution development lifecycles using frameworks/methodologies such as Agile, SAFe, DevOps.
• Experience translating business requirements into solution design and implementation.
• Experience in solution readiness, service introduction and working with support teams.
• Excellent decision-making skills and sound judgement with minimal supervision and able to coach others to develop their decision-making skills.
• Proven experience in managing conflict and articulating coherent rationales for action.
• Proven ability to anticipate problems, know how to prevent them and understand how problems fit into the larger picture. Can also develop problem solving capabilities in others.
• Expert ability to manage stakeholder expectations and facilitate discussions across high risk and complexity or under constrained timescales.
• Expert understanding of relevant data sources, tools and systems including knowledge of how to influence senior stakeholders in data approaches.
• Proven ability to tailor communications in the most appropriate and compelling way for the audience (including large audiences) and have experience in leading others to do so.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

• Knowledge and understanding of the health and care sectors.

To apply for this role, please send your CV to our recruitment partner, Datatech Analytics.

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

For this role, we are particularly encouraging people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities to apply, who are currently under-represented at this level in the organisation.

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