Data Architect

Reading, England, United Kingdom - Remote

Civica UK Ltd

We have over 30 years of proven expertise in delivering improved outcomes for public services worldwide.

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Position Name: Data Architect


Location: Remote + some travel to Civica and customer sites, within 2 hours of London

Skills: Data architecture, data modelling, enterprise architecture

About Civica:
We’re Civica and we make software that helps deliver critical services for citizens all around the world. From local government to central [federal] government, to education, to health and care, over 5,000 public bodies across the globe use our software to help provide critical services to over 100 million citizens.

Our aspiration is to be a GovTech champion everywhere we work around the globe, supporting the needs of citizens and those that serve them every day. Building on 21 years of continuous growth and success, we're at a pivotal point on our journey to realise that aspiration.

As a company, we’re passionate about what we do and the citizens we help to serve. If you too would like to help champion the use of technology in public services, to improve outcomes for citizens and public sector organisations, then Civica is the right place for you. We will help you unlock the best version of yourself, achieve growth in your career whilst making a real difference to people and communities.


Our clients are looking to their data for the insight they need to reduce costs and to improve outcomes. As a result, demand for our Data Consulting skills is growing and we’re looking to recruit more consultants in this area.

The Data Management team is part of our Consultancy Services Group, which has over 65 professionals. The group helps clients with all aspects Digital Transformation from developing their digital and data strategies, through designing and implementing data-centric solutions to supporting business change.

Our projects are varied and include:

  • Defining Data Strategies to enable our clients to realise their vision
  • Building business cases to unlock investment in data management
  • Architecting and guiding the implementation of data platforms
  • Developing data management target operating models, architectures and roadmaps Performing data management maturity assessments
  • Data management and analytics technology assessment and selection
  • Establishing effective frameworks for data governance, master data management and data quality
  • Regulatory compliance assessments, including data protection
  • Defining data migration strategies and implementing data migrations

Key Responsibilities for the Data Architect role

  • Work as part of a team to develop the high-level architecture for data-centric business solutions such as insight/analytics solutions or single-view (master data management) solutions
  • Work independently or as part of a team to understand and model data landscapes and produce an Enterprise Data Model
  • Work independently or as part of a team to implement and populate business glossaries, data catalogues and meta-date repositories
  • Work independently or as part of a team to recommend appropriate approaches and frameworks for data governance, master data management and data
  • Supporting the development of client bids and presentations of proposals
  • Develop trusted relationships with clients to generate further sales opportunities for self and others

Essential Skills

Proven expertise in the following areas:

  • Communication skills (data). You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders, and interpret them. You can effectively manage stakeholder expectations. You can manage active and reactive communication. You can support or host difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking (data architecture). You can define strategies and policies, providing guidance to others on working in the strategic context. You can evaluate current strategies to ensure business requirements are being met and exceeded where possible.
  • Turning business problems into data design. You can design data architecture that deals with problems spanning different business areas. You can identify links between problems to devise common solutions. You can work across multiple subject areas, or a single large or complicated subject area.
  • Data innovation. You can understand the impact on the organisation of emerging trends in data tools, analysis techniques and data usage.
  • Data modelling. You can produce relevant data models across multiple subject areas. You can explain which models to use for which purpose. You can understand industry-recognised data modelling patterns and standards, and when to apply them. You can compare and align different data models.
  • Data standards. You can develop and set data standards for an organisation. You can communicate the business benefit of data standards, championing and governing them across the organisation. You can understand where standards need to be set across an organisation, and how to set the standards within an organisation in the wider context of government.
  • Metadata management. You can design an appropriate metadata repository and present changes to existing metadata repositories. You can understand a range of tools for storing and working with metadata. You can provide oversight and advice to more inexperienced members of the team.
  • Problem management (data architecture). You can ensure that the right actions are taken to investigate, resolve and anticipate problems. You can co-ordinate the team to investigate problems, implement solutions and take preventive measures.
  • Data governance. You can evolve and define data governance. You can take responsibility for supporting and collaborating around wider governance. You can assure and integrate data services to meet the needs of multiple business services. You can work proactively to ensure the organisation designs architecture that considers data.
  • Architecture frameworks, modelling languages (e.g. ArchiMate) and architecture/data modelling tools
  • Enterprise and Business Architecture
  • Information and Data Strategy
  • Business Case Development for Data Management Initiatives
  • Data Management Frameworks and Assessments
  • Data Migration Strategy & Implementation Planning
  • Business Change Management
  • Data Protection Legislation and Regulations
  • Technology Options Appraisal
  • Experience of working with Central or Local Government

Desirable Skills

Proven expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Architecture frameworks, modelling languages (e.g. ArchiMate) and architecture/data modelling tools
  • Enterprise and Business Architecture
  • Information and Data Strategy
  • Business Case Development for Data Management Initiatives
  • Data Management Frameworks and Assessments
  • Data Migration Strategy & Implementation Planning
  • Business Change Management
  • Data Protection Legislation and Regulations
  • Technology Options Appraisal
  • Experience of working with Central or Local Government

Person specification - Essential

  • Strong client focus, committed to providing high-quality services and solutions
  • Relates well to others, effective at relationship and stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with impact and clarity
  • Works well when part of a team pursuing a common goal
  • Adaptable to changing business and client needs, positively using any feedback that may be provided
  • Proactive in seeking new business opportunities for self and others
  • Comfortable planning/prioritizing work and reporting progress
  • Willingness to travel to work at client sites across the UK and beyond, flexible about short and longer-term engagements
  • Self-starting with a positive “can-do” approach, facing unexpected challenges enthusiastically and finding opportunities to deliver successful outcomes for clients
  • Keen to learn and contribute to the development of Consultancy capabilities

Person specification - Desirable

  • A track record of delivering data-centric solutions
  • Experience of working within the consulting industry

Certifications - Desirable

  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
  • DAMA Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP)
  • ArchiMate


Benefits | Life at Civica: Life at Civica is fun and flexible. We have the following benefits that make us – one of the top employers of choice and a great place to work.

Civica Foundation | Giving Culture: We encourage our people to take advantage of our Days of Difference initiative that makes a lasting impact in the community through goodness and charity.

Civica Culture | Work life balance and Blended working: Flexible working, less commuting and more time with friends and family gives a perfect work life balance to our people.

Learning and Development | Growth Opportunities: Civica has a unique 70:20:10 learning model, which supports your learning demands in an interesting, challenging & fun way!


  • Employee Wellbeing: Being a people-first company, we have integrated health and wellbeing benefits for our members and their family. We have a team of Mental Health Champions working hard to change the stigma around Mental Health. We routinely run awareness workshops to ensure our colleagues better understand how Mental Health can impact your day-to-day life.
  • Generous Leave Policy: Civica allows you to take time off from work with generous leave benefits.
  • Rewards and Recognition: We recognise and appreciate our colleagues for their contribution by monetary/non-monetary recognitions and rewards.
  • Tenure Milestone Recognition: We value and recognise the years of service of our people.
  • Employee-led Affinity Groups: Civica has different affinity groups in place, where people can share experiences and put forward their ideas, suggestions and recommendations to make Civica an even more inclusive organisation for everyone. Our groups are for anyone who wants to support and ally with that community.
  • Days-of-Difference: Every year Civica colleagues are encouraged to use up to three days of fully paid leave, to volunteer at a charity of their choice.

Civica Accolades:

‘Investors in People’ – Gold: We prioritise the development of our colleagues to match their ambition.

Great Place to Work: We are dedicated to create an outstanding employee experience.

Financial Times - Diversity Leader 2023: We’re committed to maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture.

Top rated employer – Glassdoor: Our average length of service is 9 years.

Societal Impact: Our solutions impact positive societal change, supporting local Authorities, Schools, Police forces, the NHS and numerous Central Government offices.

Civica is a Diversity Leader, ranked as one of the top European companies for workplace diversity and equality - Financial Times 2023.

Civica is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people excel. We believe that diversity stimulates innovation, enables us to deliver better outcomes for people and communities, supports the growth of our people, and delivers great results for our customers. Civica recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion/belief, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

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