Associate Product Manager
It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.
Would you like to play a key role and be at the forefront of the transformation of government digital services? We are looking for two talented, visionary Associate Product Managers to join our expanding Digital Register Team. This is an exciting opportunity to positively influence the future direction of HM Land Registry’s digital programme.
You will be the voice of the product within the delivery team and will create and prioritise requirements, ensuring that the best product is developed to meet user needs.
You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.
As Associate Product Manager, you will actively engage with and balance the needs of all users (end users, stakeholders and business). Throughout product development, you will be accountable for its delivery and quality, ensuring that the product meets both business and user needs.
You will work with the team to make collaborative decisions, taking responsibility for planning, decisions on user stories content and completion, acceptance criteria and prioritisation of the backlog within the team.
You will strive to deliver the vision and direction set by the Product Manager and be the interface between the business and the team communicating to them what needs to be delivered and in what order.
To be successful in this role you will have background knowledge of the product management area and agile methodology and processes. You will have an understanding of user needs and evidence of problem ownership to resolve user issues in delivering change; including creating and maintaining timelines, action plans user stories, and completing evaluation to measure success.
As an Associate Product Manager and a decision maker within the team; you will be a driving force in planning and decision making to support product/change delivery. In addition, you will have proven experience of stakeholder engagement and managing diverse needs and priorities, along with the ability to negotiate and manage expectations.
Successful candidates will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week as the role will require regular travel and this should be taken into account when applying. The successful applicant will be working with a team usually based within in Plymouth.
The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.
Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of:
• brilliant at the basics;
• a comprehensive Land Register;
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030;
• opening our data;
• expert people; and
• financially strong.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Changing and Improving
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service
- Delivering at Pace
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Knowledge of Product Management • Experience or awareness of Agile and Lean Practices
HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.
HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated.
We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.
Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.
Things you need to know
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Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
To apply you will need to complete the short application form and take the online Civil Service verbal Test in the first instance. If successful, you will be asked to complete the full application form.
Please complete the online application form to include your Qualifications and Work History. and complete the technical skills section (in no more than 250 words) to provide details of how you meet the essential technical skills criteria listed on the Job Description below:
• Knowledge of Product Management
• Experience or awareness of Agile and Lean Practices
You should also complete the Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 750 words) and provide details of how you meet the essential experience criteria listed below:
• An understanding of user needs and evidence of problem ownership to resolve user issues in delivering change
• Ownership of a change including creating and maintaining timelines, action plans user stories, and completing evaluation to measure success
• A driving force in planning and decision making to support product/change delivery
The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 November 2020.
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Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.
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