Group Head of Data

The job in a nutshell

Are you a Data guru with the ability to think strategically and unify high performing data teams across Data Science, Data Engineering and Reporting? Are you able to utilise previous experience in Data Science to further grow a function within this and be responsible for a talented team leading the way for GoCompare in the Data space?

If the answer to the above is yes, then we want to hear from you! GoCompare are seeking an experienced Group Head of Data to implement the next generation of data platforms as well as to guide, coach and develop multi focused and highly skilled data teams. You will have a profound knowledge of Data Science and its application within a customer centric business, to own the evolution of the data science capability and enable groundbreaking marketing and product development.

We need you to have a strong strategic acumen when it comes to driving GoCompare's data led strategy and be able to translate this into a tangible vision and output that our customers, partners and data teams can comprehend. You will be also instrumental in shaping GoCompare’s strategic outlook on commercial investments and growth through the provision of invaluable data insights.

Skills and experience you’ll need to have

  • Essential to hold a PhD or Masters in relevant subject and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Previous experience as a Data Manager with strong Data Science experience.
  • Experience of operating within an Agile working environment.
  • Experience building and operating structured and unstructured data environments.
  • Broad technical skill set including PowerBI, SQL, ETL and the Microsoft Cloud Data stack.
  • Deep expertise of data science tools and technologies such as Python and Azure Data Bricks.
  • A deep understanding of data governance and privacy.
  • Demonstrable experience operating at and communicating with senior level.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Takes architectural responsibility for the organisation’s data platforms.
  • Leads key data initiatives that span multiple stakeholders and delivery areas.
  • Drives the organisation’s journey into Data Science as an enabler for marketing and product development.
  • Uses data to drive decision-making by making it available via dashboards and self-service.
  • Accountable for the data platform and finding opportunities to grow the data set.
  • Explores new opportunities opened up by new technology innovations.
  • Works in an agile, team driven approach with a track record of delivery.
  • Participates/leads in local tech communities.
  • Facilitates technical discussions across team/department.

Who you’ll be working with

About us Group plc (GOCO) operates GoCompare, a leading UK financial services, utilities and home services comparison website; and recently acquired The Global Voucher Group Limited (trading as MyVoucherCodes), which is a digital media and affiliate marketing specialist that connects consumers with money saving offers from the world's leading brands.

GoCompare attracts approximately five million visits every month and is designed to help people save time and money. When GoCompare launched in 2006 it disrupted the insurance market as the first comparison website to display policy details rather than just listing prices. GoCompare's goal was then, and still is now, to help people make better-informed buying decisions that save them time and money. is one of the UK's biggest discount voucher websites. It launched in November 2006 and provides sales, discount and voucher code information to millions of consumers across the UK every month. Group plc uses data captured from more than 20 million customers over the last 11 years to underpin its drive to continually improve its proposition and leverage its strong position.

The Group is also an investor in, the leading comparison business in the Middle East; and in promising fintech start up MortgageGym, the mortgage robo-adviser.

GoCompare embraces diversity and truly believe in equal opportunities for all. We believe that inclusion and diversity increases creativity, delivers innovation, improves performance and better serves our customers.

We truly believe in the ethos that companies with greater diversity perform better than those without. It is for these reasons that all qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, educational background or any other characteristic for that matter that doesn’t relate to your ability to perform the role.


GoCompare offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Death in service
  • Matched pension (up to 6%)
  • Private medical cover
  • Buy and sell holiday options
  • Extra holidays for length of service
  • Share save scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
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Contract type:

Full time

Closing date:

27th July 2018

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