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Senior Investment Programme Manager and Data Governance Lead

Wellcome Trust
London, London, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Closing date: Monday, 24 June 2024

Contract type: Permanent

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

These challenges need the bold science we support, but they won't be solved by science alone.

We are looking for a Senior Investment Programme Manager and Data Governance Lead to join our team.

Where in Wellcome will I be working?

You will be working in the Investment's team reporting to the Head of Operations and Systems, Investments

As an independent global foundation we fund our grants and other activities from a £37.8 billion investment portfolio. The investment team at Wellcome has generated strong, long-term returns investing in property, public equity, private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds.

The front office investment team is split primarily according to asset class however everyone in the team is also responsible to portfolio related tasks. The investment team is supported by the investment services team who manage and oversee the various middle and back office functions.

The role will work with all parts of the investment team and the investment support functions including the front office, investment services, risk and performance and finance.

What will I be doing?

You will work as a Programme Manager to provide structure, design, oversight and management of strategic change projects for the investment team and develop relationships with key systems and data vendors (including ratings agencies) and outsourced service providers in order to derive maximum benefits from each of them.

You will also lead the investment data governance function helping to maintain the integrity of investment data and reporting.

As a Senior Investment Programme Manager and Data Governance Lead, you will:

  • Take responsibility for the delivery of the change programme for Investments, including:
    • Establishing a framework for change management in Investments (evaluation (cost/benefit analysis), prioritization and sequencing of competing change initiatives)
    • Project management and business analysis for key, strategic initiatives
    • Providing active oversight of each of the projects in the change programme, leaning in to provide steer and help address risks and issues, provide management reporting, status updates
    • Collaborating with Internal Stakeholders across Wellcome and Project Managers across a wide range of delivery projects. Gather, validate and manage the documentation of business requirements
  • Responsible for data governance including Data checking, issue resolution, loading third-Party data feeds, benchmarks and maintaining classifications and fund/asset attributes.
  • Delivery and completion of Project Dawn and focus on BAU role, to advocate and become a 'super user' of Addepar and a consultant on the new operating model, ensuring continuity of design through to delivery and into BAU such that the anticipated benefits from Project Dawn are achieved and evidenced(BAU role will include taking responsibility for data governance, data quality, and reporting for the investment team, providing analytical and quantitative support through the creation of customised reports and dashboards)
  • Lead regular (weekly/monthly/quarterly) investment reporting cycle and any ad-hoc requests, production of quarterly investment committee papers and Data Design Authority at Wellcome to govern Wellcome portfolio data
  • Contribute to a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, collaborating across departments.

Is this job for me?

We are looking for someone who has:
  • Extensive experience of working within an investments or financial services environment , with deep knowledge of investment operations and technology attained through experience of leading operational teams.
  • Experience of driving change and leading programmes of change within an investment management firm and in client reporting and data management for investment teams
  • Experience in public and private markets
  • Experience working with Bloomberg, Refinitiv and SaaS data integration platforms as well as working with and dealing with external service supplier companies.

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application

Interview dates: W/c 24 June 2024

You can view the full job description on our website

You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees on our website

Our Hybrid Way of Working

We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days working either remotely or in the office.

From 1st September 2024 we will move to 3 days in the office (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) with the remaining 2 days working either remotely or in the office.

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. Please visit our website for more information on adjustments and accessibility, or contact us at

Upon a conditional offer being made, the successful applicant for this position will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (or equivalent) criminal record check to disclose any 'unspent' criminal convictions or conditional cautions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The criminal record check with not show anything that is 'spent'.

For further guidance on disclosure of criminal records please see this UK Government Guidance. You can view our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders here. You can view our Privacy Statement here.

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