Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Data Governance Manager

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Technology Services Group (TSG)
$140,000 - $160,000 pa 12 month FT Fixed-Term
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport
  • Flexible working options
  • 12 month full-time fixed-term contract


Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff to thrive in, with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

The Data Governance role is critical to the success of Technology Services Group at the Institute. Join us at the start of our journey to becoming a data driven organisation. This a pivotal role at the Institute that will lead and manage all data governance activities and will have responsibility for improving the quality and managing the protection of sensitive data and information assets. You will apply previous experience with data, master data, data migration, data governance and governance documents to drive the practice of data governance across the Institute.

You will have a passion for data and in educating all levels of the Institute in the importance of data security to enable high levels of data literacy across the Institute, communicating with impact. You will feel confident and clear in interpreting the program vision and priorities with your client teams, working with legislative requirements and providing coaching to others on regulatory compliance matters relating to data governance.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide ownership, leadership and direction in implementing the Data Governance Framework.
  • Establishing and ensuring adherence to the data governance framework for data policies.
  • You will be comfortable leading and embedding pragmatic governance practices in a rapidly changing environment.
  • The ability to develop and refine standards and controls to continually improve our data-confident posture.
  • Co-design and create the Data Governance strategy for the business including KPIs, technology and master data processes.
  • Act as a point of escalation for governance, data quality and protection issues.
  • Manage data as a strategic asset, maximising its value to achieve business objectives and addressing the stated data risk appetite and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Provide guidance, advice and support across the TSG team and wider Institute on data governance matters.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure successful application of data governance across the organisation.
  • Actively develop relevant data and technology policies, programs and operational practices to support the advancement of data governance within the Institute. Monitor changes in data governance-related regulatory requirements, actively managing risks and escalating where appropriate.


Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Minimum 5 years demonstrable experience in a similar role, with responsibility for implementing data governance practices and focus on policy creation.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field of study e.g., Business & Commerce, Corporate Governance, Finance, Information Technology.
  • Previous experience implementing a business wide data governance framework.
  • Strong experience working across core data capabilities such as data quality, reporting and analytics, and master data management.
  • Previous experience leading, developing and executing upon a data governance strategy.
  • Strong communication skills be able to liaise with all levels in the organisation and translate technical Data Governance requirements that can be easily understood and actionable by the business.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Experience working within an organisation with large volumes of data.
  • Level of proficiency across a range of data platforms and BI technologies.
  • Experience in running large workshops / training.
  • Experience working with master data.
  • Extensive experience in data policy and framework design, delivery and implementation.


We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You’ll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and the opportunity to join any of our committees and expand your social/[professional network. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success! 

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.