The Football Association

Data Analyst (Quality)

Job description

Set the bar for greatness…

We are seeking a Data Analyst (Quality) to join our Strategy, Insights & Data team. The Data Analyst will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy, reliability and integrity across the reporting and insights portfolio at The FA.

The role will report to the Data Lead and will work closely with business stakeholders and Digital Technology (DTE).

What will you be doing?

  • Engage with stakeholders across the business divisions to identify major pain points and bottlenecks on data quality, and ensure that they are prioritised appropriately
  • Support the Central Data Team to establish and embed data quality standards, policies and procedures across The FA's reporting and insights portfolio such as a business data catalogue
  • Manage, govern and curate data across The FA using Microsoft Purview
  • Develop and maintain data quality reports to identify, monitor and communicate data quality KPIs and metrics
  • Set up and manage meetings with data owners and data stewards across business divisions to identify and resolve data quality issues, and share best practice to inspire and drive opportunities in data management
  • Maintain a comprehensive documentation of data quality rules, processes and procedures
  • Provide training and support to promote and embed a data quality mindset across the organisation
  • Stay up to date with best practice and latest trends
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet The FA Group's changing priorities
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained
  • As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics) or equivalent
  • Proven experience in a data driven organisation
  • Keen interest in driving a high standard of data quality
  • Good understanding of data quality concepts, methodologies, frameworks and best practices
  • Experience in using Microsoft Purview and other data quality tools
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities
  • A self starter that is able to bring ideas and initiatives to life

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

  • Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
  • Free private medical cover.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
  • A hybrid working model offering flexibility on where you work.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page,

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Women's Adobe FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre, unless the role is advertised as a homebased contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments – Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change – which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

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