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Data Governance Officer

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
The Data Governance Officer is responsible for
enabling the successful delivery of the QUT
data governance programme. This includes
supporting the design, development,
implementation, management and education of
the various data governance policies
procedures, processes as well as ensuring the
governance roles are clearly defined and
responsibilities are fulfilled.

The Data Governance Officer will work closely
with stakeholders from across the University
including Finance Business Solutions Division,
Digital Business Solutions, the Data &
Analytics Team, technical partners and
relevant third parties to participate in the design
and delivery of the data governance

programme to improve data quality within our
core systems and business processes.

This position reports to the Data Governance
Manager for supervision, workload
management and for Performance Planning
and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:
  • Building and maintaining a detailed
inventory of QUT’s core systems and
information assets that are held in these
systems, as well as of the data owners,
data custodians, system owners and teams
and processes that use them.

  • Implementation and education of standard
tools and platforms that ensure
governance policies and procedures are
effectively implemented and embedded.

  • Developing standard procedures and
guidelines to support the on-going
implementation of the data governance
policy within the business.

  • Supporting data governance bodies
including Steering Committees and
Communities of Practice on behalf of the
Data Governance Manager.

  • Helping establish best practice and
ownership of the Enterprise business
glossary, data definitions and
classifications and developing rules for
their use.

  • Using specialist knowledge and expertise
to identify improvements around reduction
of data redundancy and appropriate data

  • Supporting and supervising information
stewardship activities and management of
data quality, retention and uses, ensuring
ownership and accountability of corporate
data systems is maintained.

  • Actively promoting data governance across
the University in order to ensure ethical
use of data and to foster a culture that
values its data assets.

  • Complying with QUT health and safety
policies, procedures, hazard reporting and
safe work practices.

To ensure job flexibility the successful

appointee may be required to:
  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking

any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses
Type of appointment
This appointment will be offered on an
ongoing, full-time basis.


Kelvin Grove campus.

Selection Criteria
1. Education, training and/or experience

equivalent to the completion of
postgraduate qualifications in computer
science or a related business discipline or
progress towards postgraduate
qualifications and extensive relevant

2. High level interpersonal and verbal
communication skills with the ability to
quickly establish rapport, manage
collaborative working relationships and
engage with diverse client groups.

3. Demonstrated knowledge in data
governance techniques and toolsets, big
data, SQL and data architecture.

4. Excellent writing skills, with the ability to
create clear requirements, specifications
and documentation and an ability to embed
information, business process and system
wide changes to a technical and
nontechnical audience.

5. Demonstrated high level skills in problem
solving and implementing effective
solutions, including the ability to operate
logically and methodically with rigorous
attention to detail.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of information
management practices including
information lifecycle management, data
modelling, master data management and
carrying out business audits and
requirements gathering.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 8 (HEW8) which has
an annual remuneration range of $114,686 to
$129,990 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $97,738 to $110,781 pa and
17% superannuation.

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:
  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging
Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

This position is open to applicants who have
ongoing full-time work rights in Australia. In
support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged
to apply.

For further information about the position,
please contact Amanda Davis, Data
Governance Manager, on (07) 3138 0901; or
for further information about working at QUT
contact Human Resources on (07) 3138

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual

selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

How to Apply
For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number

When applying for this position we encourage
you to upload your response to the selection

Applications close 20 June 2021