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Lead & Senior Executive Analysts (SEO+ and SEO)

Posted: 5 Jan 2021 Closes: 19 Jan 2021
Birkenhead, Croydon, Coventry, Durham, Weymouth, Gloucester, Kingston upon Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Preston, Swansea, Telford £38,552 - £46,589 The salary for SEO is £38,552 and SEO+ is £46,589. (In Croydon SEO is £42,099 and SEO+ is £50,585)
Flexible hm-land-registry/20210105135611

This is a fantastic opportunity to help lead and influence the growing analytical function at HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we look to improve our use of data to drive continuous improvement. 

You will be visible at all levels of the organisation and will have the opportunity both to develop a strong existing team to still higher performance, and to influence a significant change in HMLR’s approach to MI and BI, with support from a highly engaged senior team. 

The two SEO+ positions will be interfacing regularly with members of the Executive Board and operational leadership teams, while the two SEO roles will support the leadership across all other directorates – looking for opportunities to develop new and improve existing management information systems and modelling.

Job description

Both roles will be responsible for developing a highly-skilled modelling, MI and BI team, ensuring that individuals have both the data skills to create credible and useful data sources, and the statistical, presentation and modelling skills, working with the Modelling and MI leads to provide high quality MI data which will drive continuous improvement across the business. 

The SEO+ role will be required to deal with more complex and high profile analytical problems that will have greater impact. 

You will identify opportunities to improve our understanding of HMLR and its operations and drive acceptance of a single version of the truth about performance, helping to establish a strong modelling QA culture throughout the organisation. 

You will engage with senior leaders to structure their problems and develop appropriate modelling and analytical support, building relationships with key stakeholders. 

The SEO+ will manage a team of 4-5 staff initially, with growth of the team expected. 

The SEO will manage a team of 2 staff initially, again with growth of the team expected. 


You will have experience of developing analytical/modelling insight in support of operational decision-making in a delivery organisation, with a proven track record of using evidence to influence strategic decision making. 

You will also show experience in the areas of analytical quality assurance under pressure and have a proven track record in communicating complex analysis with impact, both to internal and external audiences. 

You will be experienced in project and programme management, with the ability to prioritise work effectively against a changing strategic background.


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leadership
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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

  • In no more than 250 words, please demonstrate how you meet the essential technical criteria listed on the job description.


A great place to work 
HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs. We offer flexible working to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us. 

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. 

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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, Experience and Technical skills.

You will be asked within the application process which role(s) you are applying for. If you apply for both you will be marked and scored against each of the roles, both at the application and (if successful in both) the interview stages. 

Please copy and paste your CV onto the online application form, detailing your 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 listed below: 

MI & Analytical/Modelling insight and techniques: 

• Experience of developing (often innovative) MI and highly complex analytical/modelling insight in support of operational decision-making in a delivery organisation, with a good understanding of analytical/modelling techniques and database storage/extraction routines (using one or more of: SQL, VBA,, R or Python). 

Qualifications or relevant technical experience: 

• Relevant skills and/or qualifications to allow 'badging' to join GORS (Government Operational Research Service) in an analytical profession. Qualifications are a 2:1 in a numerate subject, and substantial experience of applying operational research OR for GSS, a 2:1 in a numerate subject and substantial experience of applying statistics; for GDS, a 2:1 in a numerate subject and substantial experience of data science. 

In the event of high application volumes these criteria may be used as the lead sift criteria along with your CV - Career History. 

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1000 words) should be used to outline how you meet the essential experience criteria listed on the job description. 

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 problem structured test. 

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. 

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. 

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Job Applicant Personal Information 

*About the salary: For existing civil servants where a level transfer occurs existing salary will be honoured. Where this falls below the HM Land Registry minimum the minimum point will be paid. When HM Land Registry maximum is exceeded existing salary will be retained on a mark-time basis. An individual joining HM Land Registry on promotion from another government department / agency will be placed on the minimum of the higher pay range.

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 the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries
  • 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

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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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