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Data Architect

We are looking for a Data Architect to join our team at our Headquarters based in Gilwell.

Core purpose

It’s an exciting time at The Scouts. Our digital transformation programme is an ambitious part of our Skills for Life strategy which aims to enable Scouts to become a digital first organisation.  

We aim to transform the Scouting experience with digital tools and services for our volunteers, staff and young people which are:  Easy, Enlightening, Enabling, Engaging, Enjoyable and Efficient.  

Our digital principles underline all our work:    

  • We put people at the heart of everything we do. 
  • We are bold and open to change. 
  • We create digital first, responsive and accessible services. 
  • We use data and insight to drive our decisions. 
  • We measure, test and learn. 
  • We engage, collaborate and partner. 
  • We provide a safe and secure service. 
  • Our systems are flexible, sustainable and interoperable.

Scouts recognise the high value of their data assets and are undergoing a journey to better utilise data to serve the organisation’s strategic goals. As a Data Architect you'll play a critical part in this transformation to a data-driven culture, making key long-term decisions on the implementation of the data strategy as new data management systems and platforms are rolled out to meet strategic objectives.

In this role you'll have a unique opportunity to shape the future by raising the profile of data and its value to the organisation. You'll work with a variety of stakeholders across internal teams, as well as maintain external relationships. You’ll come with an awareness for ensuring and maintaining the delivery of best practice and to build a successful external profile of data management at Scouts.

This is a unique chance to bring your skills, experience, and passion for high quality data architecture to a growing and prestigious organisation. The digital transformation you help to deliver will support nearly half a million young people every week as they gain skills for life through Scouts.


Person specifications

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Before making an application please ensure that you have read the Recruitment and selection policy.

In order for us to monitor the application of our Equal Opportunities policy, we would be grateful if you would also complete the Recruitment Monitoring questions on the Application Form.

If you would to discuss the role in more detail, please contact

Please read the full application pack before applying.

Closing date for applications is 30 July 2021

Interviews will be held on 2 August 2021

Up to £70,000

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London (with remote working)

Fixed term contract until end June 2022

35 hours per week

25 days holiday

Closing date:
Mon, August 2, 2021, 11:59 PM

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