Clean Air Zone - Data Governance Manager

26 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Contract Type

About the job Summary

At DVLA, we encourage applications from everyone, particularly groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has and promote inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all. Our recruitment process is anonymised, which means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

Clean Air Zone - Data Governance Manager 

Salary: £30,734

Location: Swansea 

Do you have knowledge of data governance?

Would you like to play a key role in an exciting government initiative aimed at reducing harmful emissions and improving air quality?

If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Job description

DVLA is taking over the management of the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) central service on behalf of the Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU).

This is an environmental initiative where targeted action is taken to improve air quality, by discouraging the most polluting vehicles from entering a Clean Air Zone. Vehicles which exceed certain emission standards may have to pay a charge to drive in one of these zones.

The purpose of this role is to manage all data sharing requests received in relation to CAZ, collaborating closely with stakeholders as appropriate to progress and approve these, maintain comprehensive records and provide support to other internal and external stakeholders in relation to the processing of CAZ data.

The role requires regular stakeholder engagement with JAQU at an operational level, as well as ongoing collaboration with internal staff within the project and data sharing teams. As such it enables the role holder to develop a broad network, whilst providing the opportunity to build on existing data protection expertise.


Key accountabilities of the role include:

• To manage all relevant requests to share JAQU data in respect of the central CAZ service and all requests for DVLA data to support CAZ, ensuring these are assessed and submitted to the relevant Information Asset Owner (IAO) in a timely manner for approval and passed to the relevant area for action.

• To maintain comprehensive records of DVLA’s processing activities, relating to its role as a controller and as a processor for JAQU in respect of CAZ and instructions/approvals received in relation to the processing.

• To provide advice regarding the appropriate technical and organisational security controls needed within DVLA to protect any CAZ data collected, processed or transmitted by DVLA.

• To assist the Data Incident Team in investigating, assessing and reporting any data incidents arising in connection with DVLA’s processing of CAZ data, adhering to the appropriate governance procedures.

For an in-depth insight into the role please refer to the Role Profile.

Please note that this role is funded by JAQU until March 2023. When the role expires another post will be found for the successful candidate within the agency.

About You

We are looking for someone with a basic understanding of data protection and an awareness of data sharing governance. You must have good teamwork, stakeholder, and relationship management skills. You will thrive managing a full workload and welcome autonomy to your role, as well as possessing the capability to co-ordinate and prioritise workloads to improve efficiency.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to undertake Data Protection qualifications, if not already qualified.

We strive to ensure that DVLA is a great place to work where everybody can be their true self, be treated with dignity and respect, and according to their individual needs. We have 6 staff network groups run by staff to support their colleagues: Freedom (LGBT), Ability (Disabilities), Gender Equality, Unity (Ethnicity), Mental Health Network and Carers Support Network.

DVLA are following government guidelines and the majority of Strategy, Policy & Communications directorate (SPCD) staff are currently working from home. This is likely to continue until the end of 2021, however this is under continuous review. Once it is possible to do so the current expectation is that SPCD staff will be located in the Swansea office to allow for ongoing support, development and collaboration with colleagues.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVLA visit our Careers website.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

How to Apply

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

For your CV and personal statement, please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Applying your knowledge of data protection
• Demonstrating an awareness of data sharing governance
• Good teamwork, stakeholder, and relationship management skills

The sift is due to take place on 13th December 2021.

Interview will be held week commencing 10th January 2022.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

• an interview

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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