Data Governance Analyst

£35,200 plus great benefits (Work Level 6A)
Manchester city centre (hybrid working)

We’re looking for a Data Governance Analyst to join us in Manchester to help make sure we have the right policies and processes in place throughout our data lifecycle. Over the last 18-months we’ve joined together with the Data Enablement team, and our mission is to power our Co-op difference through data and enable the wider business to make informed, data-driven decisions.

As a Data Governance Analyst at Co-op, we’ll look to you to implement and deliver the data governance strategy and policies across the wider business. In this role you’ll work in a hybrid way – splitting your time between home and the office (find out more about our hybrid working policy at

What you’ll do

  • Provide data governance expertise to help improve data governance maturity across Co-op
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues on key projects to ensure we have the right governance in place
  • Work closely with a data ownership network to identify training needs and support them with any data issues
  • Facilitate necessary forums and working groups within the operating model
  • Support our Data Governance Managers in building strong collaborative relationships with the business
  • Contribute to Co-op-wide Data Governance strategy, policies and standards
  • Help to drive cultural change across Co-op in relation to data governance (e.g. data governance artefacts, operating procedures etc)
  • Make sure we’re using our data ethically in line with our Co-op Values

This role would suit people who have

  • Experience applying effective data governance across multiple teams in an agile environment
  • Experience working in a regulated environment or data-centred organisation
  • Experience building reports and presentations, and a good understanding of data policy
  • Great Microsoft Office skills (including Teams, SharePoint etc)
  • Good communication and relationship-building skills, with the ability to influence and challenge people inclusively

Why Co-op?

If you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We’re also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we’ll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We’ll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at

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