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Data Manager

Posted: 2 Apr 2021 Closes: 18 Apr 2021
Location, UK £38,552
Permanent & Full-time hm-land-registry/20210402164401

Would you like to play a key role in delivering HM Land Registry's high-profile Local Land Charges Programme?

HM Land Registry have an exciting opportunity for a Data Manager to join the Programme’s Implementation Team, to drive, assist and support the data migration approach for moving local authority land charges to HM Land Registry's digital register.

You will work closely with Local Authority Delivery Managers and Business Analysts to provide subject matter expertise on data-related matters to deliver your responsibilities to the Migration Plan. You will also collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders of varying seniority, seeking their input to drive out effective solutions to complex data issues uncovered within migrations, often working within tight timescales. Furthermore, you will be required to assimilate complex and varied data to inform decisions and overcome technical challenges by proposing and implementing practical solutions.

The Programme
Local land charges (LLCs) are generally charges or restrictions on land usually imposed by public authorities under statutory powers and affecting successive owners and occupiers of the land. Examples include planning conditions, tree preservation orders or listed building status. This information is key to a buyer’s decision to invest in a property or parcel of land and is obtained as part of a local authority search completed as part of the home buying process.

LLC information is currently held by over 300 individual local authorities, in varied formats (digital, electronic, paper, microfiche), standards and accessibility. Currently it can cost between £0 and £100 and take between a day and over a month to obtain this information from the local authority. Through the Infrastructure Act 2015, Ministers gave HM Land Registry the powers to create a single national and live digital register of LLCs across England and Wales.

The LLC programme will transform a fragmented service, lacking consistent standards into a single, national register of around 25 million data items. The data will be held geospatially and on a register that includes a map of the affected land.

The programme is now at a critical juncture of its life cycle, as we now need to create and test an industrialised migration process capable of delivering the service from all local authorities in England and Wales into the national register within a reasonable timeframe.

Further information about the Local Land Charges Programme can be found at:
LLC programme details


Working under the direction of the Lead Delivery Manager, you will identify solutions for the scanning, digitisation and rectification of data issues and drive out manual tasks from complex and varied data sets to inform digitisation approaches. You will work closely with Business Analysts during data discovery exercises to identify data gaps and issues and undertake feedback of data issues reports to external stakeholders. You will also create and maintain data-related documentation and report using Programme governance tools and products.

You will liaise with the Data Transformation Team to inform prioritisation of manual task throughput and collaborate with HM Land Registry functions and external Migration Services suppliers, to ensure effective data migration delivery and consistency between internal and external delivery models. Furthermore, you will identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities, sharing best practice within the community of Data Managers and represent the wider Local Land Charges team at internal and external events.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the Lead Delivery Manager and the wider Implementation Team.

Ultimately, the role will require regular travel across England and Wales to HM Land Registry offices, local authorities and other locations to support migration activity including over-night stays, often at short notice. It is likely the post-holder will be required to work away from their home office for at least two days per week with frequent attendance at the Croydon, Nottingham and Plymouth offices.

 

Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for the successful data migration of your allocation of local authorities. You must therefore be proficient in working with data from various data formats and in data tracking, analysis and reporting to identify trends and solutions for data improvements. You will have sound experience of scoping and planning activity to create practical plans for delivery. You will need to utilise your experience of effective cross-functional delivery of development projects and managing multiple stakeholder groups with competing interests. With an aptitude for problem solving, you will also have proven experience in dealing with complex data related issues.

Behaviours

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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • Working with data from various data formats
  • Data tracking, analysis and reporting to identify trends and solutions for data improvements

Benefits

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.

Click here for further information on our rewards package: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry/about/recruitment#what-hm-land-registry-can-offer-you

 

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, Experience and Technical skills.

To apply you will firstly need to complete a short application form and a Civil Service Judgement Test online. Please ensure you complete the test as soon as possible, because if you pass the test you will then be required to complete a full application form, which includes a Technical skills section and a Statement of Suitability, before 11:55pm on 18th April 2021.

In the Technical skills section, in no more than 250 words for each criterion, please demonstrate how you meet the following essential criteria:
• Working with data from various data formats
• Data tracking, analysis and reporting to identify trends and solutions for data improvements

In no more than 750 words, the Statement of Suitability section should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role and provide details of how you meet the essential Experience criteria listed below:
• Experience of scoping and planning activity, creating practical plans for delivery
• Experience of effective cross-functional delivery of development projects
• Managing multiple stakeholder groups with competing interests

The sift will be completed shortly after the closing date.

In the event of a high volume of applications for this vacancy, an initial sift will be conducted on the Technical skills criteria for the role and a full sift only carried out on those applications that pass the initial sift.

The final stage will consist of a blended interview and a pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview in early May.

The topic for the pre-prepared presentation will be provided to candidates invited to interview after the application sift.

The blended interview will test the Technical skills, Experience and Behaviours listed in the Vacancy Description within the attached Candidate Pack, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.

The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

Prompt notes may be referred to within the video interview if required.

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HM Land Registry is accredited to the Disability Confident Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

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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 (or eligible for) status under 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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