Data Architect

Euston, London
£70,000 per annum
10 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

 Origin Housing is a provider of affordable housing and care and support services in London and Hertfordshire. We own and manage over 6,500 homes with a turnover of £50 million. We were founded in 1924 and value our proud heritage in providing great homes and building strong communities.

We are looking for an experienced Data Architect to join us on a fixed term contract of 24 months. This role will play a key role in our organisation-wide modernisation and transformation programme.  Line managed by the Head of Department, who reports directly to the Chief Executive, the role offers a huge opportunity to define and implement our data and records management strategy and architecture. 

You will provide the analytical expertise to drive business transformation balancing people, process, data and technology through developing and delivering key corporate strategies and change programmes.  You will introduce, champion and embed master data management within the organisation.  Overseeing the design of multiple data models, you have a broad understanding of how each model fulfils the needs of the business.

You will work closely with the business, your colleagues in IT and our partners, to be able to translate our social purpose into action and directly see the benefits for our customers, residents and staff arising from our investment in data, people, processes, and technology.  

Ideal candidate

Your exceptional data architect skills will successfully shape and deliver solutions to meet Origin’s needs and deliver value to the business. You will have an excellent track record in forging strong relationships between the business and IT and building confidence through tangible data and business capability improvements.

You will possess exceptional abilities in stakeholder management; data governance and information assurance; data strategy development; data modelling, interoperability and database design; data migration, data analysis, data mining, data synthesis and forecasting; as well as master data and metadata management.  You will also have strong technical skills in SQL and post-relational query languages, building data warehouses, and in reporting, business intelligence and data visualisation tools.  Ideally, you will have knowledge and experience in Enterprise Architecture, business analysis, process improvement, requirements specification, procurement, systems implementation and development, project and resource planning, project management (Agile, Prince2), testing, documentation, and transitioning projects into management. If you hold certifications in any of these disciplines, it will be to your advantage.

You will have a good up-to-date technical understanding of a range of technologies.  The position will suit a data architect who is either familiar with the social housing sector or who has the ability to rapidly understand the data and information needs of a housing association. You will be able to promote the use of best practice in information assurance, championing information architecture, data ownership and master data management to drive the continuous improvement of data across the organisation.

You will be prepared to 'roll your sleeves up' and get 'hands on' when necessary showing less experienced project resources how to do things and building up their expertise. You will have excellent relationship management and organisational skills, a keen eye for detail, a ‘can do’ attitude and a relentless focus on delivering successful outcomes from data and technology investments.

How to apply 

Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter addressing the requirements of the role profile and how you have met them.  To find out more about us please visit /


In return, Origin Housing offers a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, including generous annual leave, flexible working, cycle to work scheme, a contributory pension, discounted health scheme,

Origin is committed to equality and diversity and values the diversity of the communities we work in. We aim to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all areas of the community.