Principal Data Manager - JRN 20777

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Digital Policing
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£47,403 - £51,711
Closing Date


Salary:  Band 11 – £47,403 – £51,711 (Increasing to £47,805 – £52,152 from September 2023 following a transitional pay award period)


Based at:  Location – agile between home and Forth Banks Police Station, Newcastle


The role:

Northumbria Police is entering an exciting new era of technology led change in which data and information plays an essential role and is at the heart of the service the Force delivers.  Data warehousing solutions and database architecture will become a crucial part of the Force’s digital policing service together with data integration and interoperability.   


To support this, the ICT department would like to recruit a capable, experienced and motivated Principal Data Manager to work with the business to ascertain data requirements with a view to designing and delivering data models and warehousing solutions as well as managing the Extract Transform and Load [ETL] process of data integration between systems.   


The successful candidate will lead the daily activities of a small team responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and support of data warehouse systems and related data marts and offer consultation and strategic guidance around the performant management of data solutions for the Force. 


You will contribute to project work that will deliver new data infrastructure whilst maintaining and supporting the solutions that have already been delivered into business as usual.      


The data and information solutions that you will deliver and support are critical to the Policing service and when they don’t perform as expected, this can be incredibly stressful for the end user.  This role is looking for someone who can not only provide effective data modelling and infrastructure solutions but can equally understand the impact of a data failure to the business and support the user through the experience to its resolution.


We also offer flexible working both from an agile approach to work location through to flexing how you want to work your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life.



What will I be doing? 

• Assist in the design, development and configuration of performant Data solutions, which could include Data Warehouses, Lakes, Vaults and staging databases, to meet the data needs of the Force.

Gain full understanding of the business requirements and support the effective design of affiliated data management options and solutions, assisting Solutions Architects and Software Engineers to establish suitable and reusable assts.

Provide technical leadership to the support and maintenance service for the Force’s data structures and models, ensuring security standards are met and data environments are patched, monitored and maintained appropriately to operate within agreed SLA’s.

Fully understand the security, data and technical constraints affiliated with Data management and apply these to the data solutions of the Force. 

Effectively manage ETL processes including data transformation, sourcing, mapping, loading and translation.


What do I need? 

• Strong experience in data management and warehousing.

Extensive experience in ETL process consisting of data transformation, sourcing, mapping, loading and translation.

Experience in database design and methodology.

Experience in data analysis, validation, cleansing and verification.

Active experience in using QDI Compose, Replicate and Catalyst.

Experience of relational database technologies such as SQL Server or Oracle.

Good experience of relational and multi-dimensional data model design.

Knowledge of data warehousing best practice.

Excellent communication skills to bridge the gap between technical and business language to ensure shared understanding and effective solution delivery.

A degree, HND or equivalent qualification, and/or have significant relevant experience.


For further information please see the role profile: Principal Data Manager.pdf



• 26 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 3 years’ service and 30 days for 5+ years.

Enhanced Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave

Flexi Time Scheme – allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs

Agile working – option to work from home, your team zone and spaces across the force 

Fantastic market leading public sector pension scheme 

Corporate Travel schemes – local rail, bus services and metro

Access to Private Healthcare and Eye Test Vouchers

Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets

Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations 

Sports & Social Club – join our thriving sports scene at Team NP and also enjoy further exclusive discounts on days out and travel

Cycle to work scheme


Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at 


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


Vacancy Contact:

To discuss the position in more detail please contact David Smith, Principal Data Manager by email at  


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone