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Local Authority Data Manager - Local Land Charges Programme

Posted: 24 Jun 2020 Closes: 30 Jun 2020
Birkenhead, London, Coventry, Durham, Weymouth, Gloucester, Kingston upon Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Preston, Swansea, Telford, £35,176 (Croydon £38,409)
Flexible hm-land-registry/20200624191034

Would you like to play a key role in delivering HM Land Registry's high-profile Local Land Charges Programme? Working as part of the Data Transformation Team, as Data Manager you will provide data input to drive, assist and support a data migration approach to move local authority land charges to HM Land Registry's digital register. You will be responsible for driving standardisation within the digitisation and transformation delivery of the programme as part of the wider service migration workstream. 

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

Job description

You will actively lead and manage the workflows for a team of Local Authority Digitisation Coordinators to ensure that their Data Entry team are fully able to complete data migration activities. You will also provide fundamental data centric advice to Local Authority Delivery Managers and act as a key contact for a wide range of internal and external stakeholders of varying senior authority across the programme, to ensure the timely delivery of the migration of Local Land Charges data. You will actively seek input from appropriate stakeholders to resolve complex data issues encountered during migrations, often working within tight timescales. 

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 Digital Delivery Manager and the wider Data Transformation Team.


Working under the direction of the Digital Delivery Manager, you will utilise your experience in scoping and planning activity and effective cross-functional delivery of development projects to drive the data migration approach and ensure successful delivery of the Local Land Charges Service to HM Land Registry. 

With previous experience in developing teams, you will lead and cultivate your team of Local Authority Digitisation Coordinators, providing them with expert support and guidance and escalating issues encountered when necessary. 

You will create, maintain and up-version a library of policy approval approaches to aid migration acceleration and champion communicating best policy for current and planned migrations. Working together with Local Authority Delivery Managers, you will ensure standardised policy approaches are applied and fresh approaches are explored. Furthermore, you will collaborate with nominated suppliers to ensure consistent application of standard digitisation and migration processes. 

You will also feedback results for regular governance performance meetings, support key changes to the documentation underpinning pre-migration and represent the wider Local Land Charges team at internal and external events.


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

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

Technical skills

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

  • • Technical knowledge of providing data input and driving data improvements • Managing data transitions from numerous formats into one single format to support a data migration approach


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. 

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Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability, 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 and a Statement of Suitability of up to 750 words before 11:55pm on 30 June 2020. 

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 final stage will consist of a blended interview and a pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview due to Covid-19. 

The blended interview will test the experience and behaviours listed in the above job description, 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. 

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. 

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date and video interviews will be held towards the end of July. 

HM Land Registry 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

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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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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