Head of Data Strategy & Analytics

The Commissioner’s Office Working cross-organisationally, the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics will be based in the Commissioners’ Office, as part of the Strategy & Economics team.

The Strategy & Economics team has the following principal areas of responsibility:

The strategic planning process;
Data Strategy and Management;
Economic advice and professional leadership of economics; and,
International activities.
In practice these five distinct roles operate in a complementary and overlapping fashion.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Strategy & Economics, the principal areas of responsibility of the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics will be as follows:

  • Data Strategy: To develop ComReg’s data strategy allowing progression to the next levels of maturity in the management and use of data in support of regulatory decision-making.
  • Data Policy: To develop and implement data policies, promote the adoption of best practice and effectively manage organisational change.
  • Expertise: To have knowledge and provide advice to business units on data sources and champion the adoption of leading-edge techniques, big data solutions, and tools.
  • Communications: To effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of data to ComReg’s Leadership Team, Senior Managers and staff.

Additionally, the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics will:

  • Manage a programme of training for ComReg staff across the broad spectrum of data-related competency requirements, including in relation to relevant ComReg policies and standards, the use of ComReg Business Intelligence tools, and other data analytics tools.
  • Derive insights from data held by ComReg, including in support of business units, and in particular in support of Research in the Strategy & Economics team.
  • Identify efficiency enhancements in ComReg’s data processes and systems and to support innovative uses of data including “reg tech”.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential experience/knowledge

  • Degree Qualification in Data Analytics, Statistics, Data Science, MIS, Information Management or related areas.
  • 5 years’ experience working at a senior level in an organisation, of developing organisation strategy and demonstrated success driving organisational change.
  • Proven track record in managing the delivery of complex projects, in an individual and team capacity.
  • Experience working with Data Governance and/or Data Management tools.
  • Strong understanding of IT data architecture and database design.
  • Demonstrated experience of one or more Data Analytics or Business Intelligence platforms.
  • Strong communications skills with specific ability to express ideas clearly and concisely – verbally and in writing – with a view to engaging and influencing.


  • Postgraduate Qualification in Data Analytics, Statistics, Data Science, MIS, Information Management or related areas of Data Governance or Data Management.
  • Project Management qualification, PRINCE2, PMP or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication, culture change and performance measurement system design.
  • Knowledge or exposure to telecommunications, electronic communications services businesses or digital economy firm.
  • Knowledge or exposure to regulatory requirements for data.

Core Competencies & Skills for the Role

In addition to your technical qualifications and experience, you will bring professional competencies and skills in the following core areas:

  • Communicating & Influencing: Communicates clearly, confidently and respectfully. Engages, persuades and convinces others to follow a particular course of action. Ensures all relevant parties are appropriately updated and notified.
  • Analytical & Critical Thinking: Objectively analyses and evaluates information in order to identify patterns between situations that are not obviously related. Develops and clearly articulates solutions to complex problems.
  • Planning & Organising: Establishes and monitors priorities, systematically differentiating between urgent, important and unimportant. Manages activities to deliver results. Meets objectives within predetermined time frames.
  • Technical Knowledge & Continuous Improvement: Possesses a command over the technical and professional skills for a particular discipline. Keeps an open mind. Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Teamwork: Promotes and enhances team performance through working collaboratively and in cooperation with others to achieve goals. Interacts in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.
  • Ownership & Accountability: Applies professional ethical standards. Takes responsibility for work activities and personal actions. Follows through on commitments. Acknowledges mistakes and learns from them. Maintains effective interactions with outsourced service providers.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

How To Apply

This position is now closed.