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Chief Data Officer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £64,000 to £74,000 per annum
Location: Central Office
Region: South East
Job Type: Grade 7B
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 10/30/2019
Date Posted: 10/16/2019
Reference: 0000033665


Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Central Officer, Burghfield, Reading
Hours: 35 hours per week
Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Interview dates: TBC
Salary: £64,000 to £74,000 per annum

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

It is an exciting time to be a part of Guide Dogs.  We have an ambition to support many more people with visual impairment. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Our Future Direction and Strategy Overview explains how we aim to reach and support many more individuals over the next five years, from 200,000 people today, to 500,000 by 2023 and growing the number of working dog partnerships.

In order to achieve this, we recognise that we need to dedicate more expert technical resource and strategic focus to our technology programme. As such, we are seeking a seasoned Chief Data Officer who has the experience and drive to help us transform and make a significant impact on our technology transformation strategy.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;

Experience working in a Data Management role at senior level, preferably as a CDO.
Experience of building and leading data science organisation or practices as well as successful experience of advocating for data analytics value across a business and to diverse audiences.
Expert knowledge of maximising data usage and implementing CRM systems
Highly skilled and knowledgeable in the design, development and validation of analytics and the relevant tools and technologies.
Proven and successful experience in a consulting role at board level in driving change within a large, complex business. 

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below. 

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives. 

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan. 


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.


Salary: £64,000 to £74,000 per annum
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