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Risk Engagement Lead

Posted: 14 Feb 2020 Closes: 1 Mar 2020
Gloucester £35,176
Flexible hm-land-registry/20200214214930

Do you have experience in a Risk and Assurance role? If you are looking to forward your career then join our transforming organisation to help us support our core objective of assuring the integrity of the Land Register. As Risk Engagement lead you will be responsible for leading risk engagement across the department, providing senior leaders and the Executive Board advice and assurance to ensure delivery and enhancement of the risk environment . There will be a strong emphasis on planning and delivering Security, Information and Data management engagement activities; along with driving an overall Risk and Assurance engagement strategy and learning programme.

Job description

You will act as a subject matter expert in Risk and Assurance with a core emphasis on driving engagement. You will support key stakeholders including the Heads of Profession to develop and deliver a joined-up engagement programme. You will act as the intelligent customer for clustered services, including the development and delivery of cluster led services for culture, education, awareness and training. Working in consultation with senior stakeholders you will identify key training and capability gaps and gain agreement for improvements and oversee their implementation. 

You will empower and encourage the workforce to adopt positive, best practice risk management behaviours ensuring effective risk-based approach to security, information and data protection. You will drive our continuous improvement process, to tackle poor and inappropriate behaviour and encourage the sharing of best practice through the development and execution of a communications, engagement, training and awareness plan. 

We are committed to becoming the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data, and aiming to achieve comprehensive registration by 2030. We are a government department created in 1862 to register land and property ownership in England and Wales. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for more than 86% of the land mass of England and Wales and safeguards land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales. 

The role is based in our Gloucester office set amid the glorious countryside of the Cotswolds, Severn Vale and Forest of Dean. Gloucester is a city rich in history and culture with an inspiring cathedral. Our city centre office, designed by renowned architect Richard Seifert, is within walking distance of the shopping centre and the rail and bus stations.


You will have a solid understanding and experience of cultural/behavioural change programmes, which can be applied in a wide range of risk focussed and second line activities including risk management, data protection and, particularly, security management. You will be able to evidence experience of enhancing risk and assurance culture, ideally with a specific understanding of security culture. You will have experience of working at senior levels within central Government or complex corporate institutions driving cultural change, change management or communications. Problem solving in a complex environment and experience of engaging, advising and influencing at all levels of an organisation will be essential.

Technical skills

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

  • Qualifications or equivalent experience


We offer 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/remote working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

It is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated and 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.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

Please upload your CV; include your qualifications, career history and experience. 
Please ensure your CV includes how you meet the following criteria: 

1. A solid understanding and experience of cultural/behavioural change programmes. 
2. Experience of enhancing culture with a specific understanding of, and focus on, security culture - changing people’s behaviours and ensuring the the tone and messaging of campaigns aligns to broader awareness strategy. 
3. Experience of identifying training development opportunities and overseeing remediation strategies. 

Tell me in the technical box in up to 250 words why you are right for this role and how you meet a minimum of one of the following qualifications, or equivalent: 
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF); or 
SVQ level 3 (or equivalent), 
Level 3 Security Management Qualification (or equivalent) 
Risk Management Qualification (or equivalent) 

If we invite you for an interview you will have the opportunity to tell us more about your skills and experience and also talk to the panel who will tell you more about the opportunity. We won’t take a long time to make the invite and will arrange interviews as soon as possible. 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

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.

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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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