Data Migration Specialist

Posted 2 months agoExpires in 5 days
London based role but working from home during Covid-19
£46,771 p.a. rising to £50,291 p.a. after probation

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

Are you a self-motivated and sharp minded individual with a passion in data that can help us make safeguarding better? This is a great assignment for anybody who wants to play a key part in designing and executing a data migration strategy for a high profile Safeguarding Project in the Church of England. In this role you will work with a dedicated team on helping migrate casework into the new National Safeguarding Casework Management System. You will analyse the current state of data, suggest the best ways of consolidating, cleansing and validating it and lead on the migration phase. This is a hands on role that will need both a strategic and operational approach: planning and making things happen. If you are a confident, trusted expert with bags of relevant experience, initiative and drive – we’d like to hear from you ASAP! Please check the job description attached for detailed information.

You will be a confident, trusted expert with bags of initiative and drive. This role will suit someone who thrives in complex environments with lots of change and challenge. You should have a proven track record of stakeholder management, supporting projects and leading / implementing change.

  • Leading on the data migration needs for the new solution
  • Overseeing and ensuring delivery of all aspects of data analysis, mapping and transfer
  • Owning the quality of the migrated data and the validity of the migration processes and operation

This is a hands on role that will need both a strategic and operational approach: planning and making things happen.

If you have any questions of the specifics of the role, please contact Katerina Bashutska on 07714007750 during business hours.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Meet with stakeholders to understand data migration requirements and needs
  • Liaise with system owners, new system provider, data stewards, information governance and data protection and Technology team to understand data migration risks, limitations and governance requirements
  • Strategize, plan, and manage an end-to-end data migration process, including moving the data and converting/transforming content as necessary, whilst considering risks and potential impacts
  • Review gaps and propose a solution for data migration during the solution design phase
  • Devise and get approval for the data migration strategy for the implementation
  • Oversee and ensure the production of a mapping matrix for all data
  • Oversee and ensure a gap analysis for any missing or archive data
  • Review the system provider’s migration approach, methodology and tools and ensure this is fit for purpose or recommend changes or alternatives.
  • Identify data that cannot be migrated, with recommendations for where and how this data will be stored/accessed.
  • Review as is data quality and put in place plans to address any required data quality improvements
  • Audit existing data systems and deployments and identify areas for improvement
  • Cleanse or transform data so that it can be effectively moved between systems
  • Oversee the direct migration of data, which may require minor adjustments
  • Test the migration approach and methodology before and after the migration process including the production of data validation scripts and managing error reports and/or points of corruption
  • Support the UAT for the new system to ensure that users can find and access the data.
  • Provide documentation on the strategy, the exact migration processes, risks, testing etc.
  • Develop and propose data migration best practices for this project
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and guidelines for all migrated data

The ideal candidate should


  • Degree in IT and computer science
  • At least 3 years experience of working in a complex, multi-priority organisation
  • Full life cycle experience of the data migration process, from strategy and planning, through to testing, execution, go-live and aftercare
  • Experience in working with data migration in major projects
  • Experience of managing migration error reporting and mitigation
  • Experience of using a variety of migration tools and able to recommend the best solution
  • Strong attention to detail in order to evaluate data for accuracy and errors
  • Understanding of data mapping and modelling
  • The ability to problem-solve under pressure and in complex situations
  • A methodical and logical approach to planning and organisation
  • The ability to clearly communicate with team members
  • Excellent time management skills and a goal-oriented personality
  • A strong understanding of data protection and data governance
  • A commitment to growth and an interest in professional development as the IT industry grows
  • A thorough understanding of database systems and software
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Experience with Master Data, understanding MDM domains, data structure (hierarchy & groups), fields and the business definitions of these

Desirable criteria:

  • Understanding of Data Quality best practice, an advantage.
  • Previous experience in doing similar role in relation to Safeguarding and/or Casework Management System
  • Experience of working in an integrated environment
  • Knowledge of Dell Boomi integration and master data management


  • Occasional travel required when Covid-19 related restrictions are lifted.

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