Data Governance Analyst

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Data Governance Analyst

Dundrum - Dublin 16

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Vacancy Description

Join RSA and make a difference every day.

At RSA and we empower our customers to make a difference in their lives. And the same goes for our employees.

We have offices in Belfast, Galway and Dublin, where we’ve embraced hybrid working and empower our people to work flexibly to suit their needs and those of our customers. Our Dublin office is also home to our sister-company

Our diverse customer base benefits from the diverse perspectives of our teams that serve them, solving complex problems with creative ideas.

As proud member of the Intact family, we’re part of something bigger with a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe. Our business has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $20 billion of total annual premiums. 

We want you to succeed with us and grow with us – and we’ll give you the tools, flexibility and learning opportunities you need to do it. 

And, if you bring your best, then we promise to give you, our best.


Culture and Community

RSA is a purpose-driven business – our purpose is to help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times, and be resilient in bad times’.

We do that by living our values – Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence, and Generosity – in everything that we do.

We provide an open and honest workplace – where everybody contributes, and every view is listened-to and respected.

Generosity is in our DNA and is the value that guides and enables our people to help others, protect the environment and make our communities more resilient. It drives our efforts to care for people and to give our time, financial resources and talent. We’re also committed to helping society adapt to a changing climate taking reasonable care to ensure that our business activities are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Out stats don’t lie… in our annual engagement survey

95% of our people are committed to driving innovation and change

91% of our people celebrate the diversity in their teams and wider company

90% of our people feel safe to share they’ve made a mistake

89% of our people strive to recognise colleagues for the amazing work they do

89% of our people know how their job supports the company’s strategy


So if you want to make a difference every day, we’d love to have you.


Data Governance Analyst

RSA is building an industry leading Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence. We are looking to further strengthen our growing team.

The team is tasked with providing Data, MI and Analytics to all business functions of the organisation and for overseeing and managing Enterprise Data Governance. 

The selected candidate will be expected to bring knowledge to this critical business function and will operate within the existing Data Governance structures – i.e., Data Governance Forum, Data Owners, Stewards, Custodians and Data Citizens.

The predominant focus of the role is to ensure that the integrity of RSA Data is maintained by contributing to the design, implementation, and management of the enterprise data governance program. These include reporting, documentation management, governance execution, data quality and lineage related activities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Engage with data stakeholders across the organisation:
  • Business functions:
  • Support the Data Owners on the management of their Critical Data Elements (CDEs).
  • Provide support, advice and guidance
  • Support as appropriate the Head of Data Governance in the animation of the Data & Analytics community
  • Data governance forum (DGF) and senior management
  • Collaborate with DGF members to receive and understand Group policy updates
  • Provide a high level of visibility on the team deliveries
  • Data & Analytics: engage with the MI and DataOps teams to support them in achieving compliance toward the Data Management Policy for every solution implemented
  • Wider ITS function and Line 2 / DPO: leverage the expertise and secure contribution to data dependant workstreams (Data Protection, InfoSec, IT compliance, Digital, Cloud services)
  • Support the delivery of Data Governance Program initiatives

The data governance programme is structured around the following pillars:

Governance & Strategy

  • Maintain the assessment framework for identifying Critical Data Elements (CDEs) and present any change to the DGF for sign off
  • Measure and document the value delivered by data management initiatives and report the results to all stakeholders (DGF and business).


  • Support the data owners in documenting critical data processing activities including the associated controls for data quality.
  • Ensure the data semantic layer (meta data based set of business definitions) is maintain up to date - based on data owners inputs. This includes the classification on sensitivity, confidentiality, integrity and availability dimensions.
  • Maintain the technical and functional lineage for all CDEs


  • Work with data owners to define the data quality dimensions for all CDEs: appropriateness, completeness, accuracy, uniqueness, timeliness, validity, consistency, accessibility, lineage.
  • Monitor the quality and integrity of data as it pertains to the business outcomes.
  • Ensure and support proper application of the data quality remediation strategy (remediation at source)


  • Liaise with the ITS change delivery teams to ensure the data retention solution are maintained at an operational level for and RSAI.
  • Liaise with the data protection office to ensure alignment of the operational solutions to the latest version of the Data Retention Schedules.



  • 3-5 years in a similar role (data governance or data protection)
  • Previous experience working in a regulatory environment. Experience in Financial Services industry would be a strong advantage
  • Stakeholder management - Ability to influence stakeholders, peers and subordinates to support the adoption of data governance policies.
  • Awareness of the security, data protection, ethics and quality requirements
  • Agile project management skills
  • Understanding of how data is used within business processes and its impact on desired business process outcomes.
  • Technical data knowledge – previous exposure to data management applications and tooling

Competencies and Behaviours:

  • Must be able to work autonomously and or as part of dynamic teams.
  • Must be a strong and clear communicator
  • Must be attentive to details and have a strong delivery focus
  • Must be able to build relationships across and the stakeholder groups


RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants based on qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.


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