Business Glossary Metadata Lead
Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Job Reference: 004596

Location: Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Closing Date: 28/01/2022

Salary £: Circa £35,000 + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Finance

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

As our new Business Glossary Lead in our Data Governance, MI & Business Services function, you’ll lead the development and ongoing management of YBS’ Business Glossary to ensure critical data is documented with approved definitions and associated business metadata providing consistency of use and understanding and promoting improved data management through organisation wide use of the Glossary. You’ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds based Data Governance and Operations function (currently working remotely).

About the role

As Business Glossary Lead, you will manage & maintain the business metadata within the business glossary tool and establish & embed process for end to end data lineage management working closely with related data teams and business users. You’ll provide a single point of contact for business areas to raise, escalate and resolve problems relating to business metadata. You will -

  • Liaise with business stakeholders to ensure that business requirements are captured as part of the glossary and that the glossary and metadata is fit for purpose, up to date, published, and adopted

  • Provide analysis, regular & ad-hoc reporting and status updates on metadata activities

  • Promote the importance of good data management and metadata management through a variety of methods appropriate to the audience including presentations and workshops

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the data regulation, legislation and best practice, in particularly the principles of BCBS239 and other data management standards for financial services

  • Support the development and oversight of the implementation of an end to end data management operating model across associated data teams

About you

You’ll be a driven self-starter with experience of data management, governance and/or data quality initiatives (possibly within a Metadata Lead, Metadata Manager, Data Governance Manager, Information Librarian or Data Librarian type of role). You will have -

  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to translate data consistently to different audiences

  • Understanding and experience of processes, standards and policies related to data management, governance and/or data quality

  • Solid understanding of data management principles and standards, and the application thereof

  • Knowledge of Data Protection requirements and best practice

  • Experience with metadata management, master data management and information lifecycle management

About us

At YBS we dont have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts,

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mike Peel on

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date