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Published 2024-01-02

Head of Data

Type of job: Remote
Country: England
City: London
Company: Ieso Digital Health

Description of the offer

At ieso everyone is committed to the same goal: transforming the way mental health problems are treated worldwide. As one of the UK’s largest and most trusted providers of digital mental healthcare, the work we do already changes lives every single day. But our mental healthcare revolution is just getting started.

As the Head of Data, you would be responsible for managing the Data Team, overseeing data operations, implementing data strategies and policies, and ensuring the accuracy and security of our data assets. You would play a critical role in driving company-wide initiatives to extract maximum value from our data, using a blend of strategic thinking, technical expertise, and strong leadership skills.

We have a 180-strong team and a health and well-being package to support you each and every day. Plus, there is plenty of opportunity for growth and development as we all strive to achieve our collective ambition.


Reporting to: VP Technology

Location: Home-Based (UK only)

Hours: Full Time


Key Responsibilities:

Data Governance & Strategy:

  • Develop and implement company-wide data strategies, policies, controls and programmes.
  • Establish and own the data governance framework, ensuring data accuracy, visibility and security.
  • Drive data literacy within the organisation through training and support for all staff.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends and applications in data management.


Management & Leadership:

  • Lead and manage the data team (analytics, business intelligence and data engineering), fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Work closely with stakeholders across departments to identify and prioritise business needs and drive data initiatives.
  • Provide technical guidance and act as the go-to person for the primary technology of the team.
  • Mentor other engineers, actively increasing the visibility of the team’s work.


Technical Expertise:

  • Design larger systems that are easy for new employees to understand and change.
  • Own and drive technical guidelines, identifying and managing risks for the team.
  • Demonstrate proficient problem-solving skills in diverse technologies.
  • Have a deep technical understanding of Business Intelligence, data warehouses and data analysis tools.
  • Utilise Azure data services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks and Azure Synapse Analytics.



  • Proven experience in a senior data management role, preferably in the health tech industry.
  • Strong leadership skills, with line management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of data governance, compliance, privacy, data protection and security best practices.
  • Experience developing and implementing data strategy, policies and plans.
  • In-depth knowledge of Azure data services and data visualisation tools.
  • Proficient in SQL, Python, or other data-related programming languages.
  • Ability to translate complex data-related concepts into understandable business terms.



  • Knowledge of the application of Generative AI tools/models.
  • Experience with big data tools and platforms such as Hadoop, Spark, etc.
  • A numerate/scientific degree or vocational experience as a data analyst in Healthcare.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001, 27001 and 13485 standards.


  • Salary of £75,000-£90,000 per year, depending on experience.
  • Up to 5% matched pension contribution.
  • 25 days holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays, 3 extra days for Christmas office closure, and the ability to purchase more.
  • Private Medical Insurance and other healthcare plans.
  • Death in Service 3x salary.
  • Discretionary bonus scheme (following successful probation).
  • Extensive training and development options.
  • Five Ways to Thrive Well-being Programme.
  • Active Sports and Social Clubs.
  • Flexible benefits package including will writing, financial advice and a range of other benefits


ieso is one of those rare places where anyone from anywhere with any background or experience is free to come and do their very best work. We believe in the diversity of thought, as that’s what helps us to help our patients.

Diversity & inclusion studies have shown that certain people are less likely to apply for a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Here at ieso, we look for people who can add to our company culture and reflect our values, whilst understanding that certain skills and experiences can be taught. So whoever you are, if you like the look of one of our roles, we encourage you to apply as you could well be our needle in a haystack.

As an equal opportunity employer, equity, diversity and inclusion are values that are critical to our success. Our people are our strongest asset – come and see for yourself!


Closing Date: 7th January 2024

Please note:Our office is now closed for the Christmas break. We will respond to all candidates when we return to work in January.

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