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Deputy Director - Chief Economist and Analyst

Posted: 11 Jun 2021 Closes: 27 Jun 2021
Location, UK £71,000 - £81,000
Permanent & Full-time hm-land-registry/20210611160248

HM Land Registry (HMLR) are looking to appoint a Deputy Director – Chief Economist & Analyst to develop and embed a newly-established analytical function, build an active and dynamic analytical community and help the Board to develop a performance-focused, evidence-based, and data-driven culture throughout the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong thought leader, with a solid analytical reputation to establish and leverage HMLR’s unique expertise across Whitehall and beyond, build a strong analytical community with deeply-embedded values around decision support and quality assurance, and work with other senior leaders to establish the value of analysis and evidence in improving HMLR’s strategic and tactical decision-making.

In this key leadership role, at Senior Civil Service grade, you will manage culture change at team and organisational level, and communicate analysis with impact at Board / Ministerial level to drive decision-making and support the vision and strategic aims of HM Land Registry.

You will be responsible for developing and embedding a culture across the organisation where strong analytical information drives decision making and continual improvement.

Your work will involve developing and maintaining an economic forecasting capability to ensure that HMLR has a Whitehall-leading insight into the housing market to drive its operational decisions and influence its future strategy.

You will develop and coach an analytical team to provide strong and flexible analytical support to HMLR’s complex, strategic, high-priority decisions, and work with other senior leaders to influence behaviour throughout HMLR. You will lead the analytical community with common values, clear standards and a strong sense of mutual support and upskill HMLR as a whole in use of analysis and analytical teams in different approaches, in line with the organisational requirements.

You will play a vital role in representing HMLR at a senior level in the wider cross-government analytical function, actively contributing and engaging with the full range of analytical professions, and influencing analytical work and standards across government and in the wider professional community

Please see the attached candidate pack for more information.



To be successful in this role you will need to have had significant experience of leading an analytical function that delivers in line with the organisation’s strategies and needs, along with the ability to use a broad range of analytical approaches to create and present evidence-based insight which influences significant and complex strategic decision making.

You should have demonstrable experience of embedding a data-driven culture across an organisation, along with the proven ability to build and manage strong relationships with both internal and external key senior stakeholders.

Experience of enhancing and developing analytical capability across the organisation to drive performance and decision making is essential.


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

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

  • Badging at Senior Civil Service 1 level in any of the following four analytical professions: GES / GORS / GSR / GSS, OR The relevant qualifications and skills to allow badging



Things you need to know


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.

Please copy and paste your CV onto the online application form, detailing your skills, qualifications and work history.

You will then be asked to complete a 250 word technical box which should be used to demonstrate how you meet the essential technical criteria set out in the attached Candidate Pack

In the event of high volume of applications the technical criteria may be used as the lead sift criteria.

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1000 words) should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role and detail how you meet the essential experience criteria listed in the Candidate Pack. You may wish to bullet point/list your statement to match the criteria.

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to attend a virtual, blended interview and a pre-prepared presentation exercise.

The blended interview will test the behaviours listed in the 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.

Candidates may refer to notes within their video interview but they should be used as a prompt only.

You should ensure you read the attached Candidate Pack fully before submitting an application.

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.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence 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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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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