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HM Land Registry: 3 Non-executive board members (Digital, Property & HR)

Location: London and Nationwide

Date Posted: 01/01/2021

Closing Date: 20/01/2021

£20,000 pa

Vacancy Description

We are looking for three experienced and dynamic non-executive board members to push forward HM Land Registry’s (HMLR) ambitious agenda. HMLR’s ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

You will be joining HMLR at an exciting time as the organisation continues on its digital transformation. HMLR must become increasingly focused on how we can help citizens and firms navigate the property market and make it as frictionless as possible. This is why we are trialling new technologies such as blockchain and investing in new digital tools including artificial intelligence and robotic automation to work alongside our registration experts.

We are looking for three non-executive board members. One with extensive experience and knowledge of digital and technology, another with expert property market knowledge to help drive operational and digital excellence and finally one with current HR experience to support this area of the organisation.

Person Specification

Digital/technology Non-Executive Board Member

We are looking for a Non-Executive Board Member with significant recent or current digital and technology experience who will provide oversight of and challenge to HMLR’s complex digital transformation programme. You will provide challenge and guidance on technology and digital aspects of HMLR’s complex work, in particular in relation to the provision of digital products and services.  You will contribute to the maintenance of an effective Board together with appropriate corporate governance in line with best practice and act as a source of advice and support to the executive management team.

Term length: Three years

Key skills

It is essential that the successful candidate will bring:

  • Experience of driving organisational change/implementing new systems throughout organisations;
  • Experience of digital products and services, and the technology platforms to support delivery of these;
  • Proven ability to challenge existing practices and identify new and better ways of working to deliver business outcomes;
  • An ability to successfully link boardroom to frontline execution;
  • Ability to operate at senior Board level; and,
  • Strong communications and stakeholder management skills, including the ability to mentor senior executives as appropriate.

It is desirable that the successful candidate will bring:

  • Demonstrable and practical experience in the public or private sector of technology and digital programmes;
  • Knowledge of information technology developments, in particular the delivery of digital and on-line services to customers and in data-rich organisations.

 

Property Non-Executive Board Member

We are looking for a Non-Executive Board Member with recent or current knowledge and understanding of the property market. You will provide challenge and guidance on HMLR’s operations and services through experience and knowledge of the property market. You will contribute to the maintenance of an effective Board together with appropriate corporate governance in line with best practice and act as a source of advice and support to the Executive management team.

Term length: Three years

Key skills

It is essential that the successful candidate will bring:

  • Demonstrable and practical recent or current experience in the property market, ideally across both residential and commercial sectors, including land registration and conveyancing;
  • Proven ability to challenge existing practices and identify new and better ways of working to deliver improved services to customers;
  • An ability to successfully link boardroom to frontline execution;
  • Ability to operate at senior Board level; and,
  • Strong communications and stakeholder management skills, including the ability to mentor senior executives as appropriate.

It is desirable that the successful candidate will bring:

  • Experience of the delivery of major organisational change programmes; and
  • An understanding of the public sector.

 

HR & People  Non-Executive Board Member 

We are looking for a Non-Executive Board Member with current HR experience. You will contribute to the maintenance of an effective Board together with appropriate corporate governance in line with best practice. You will chair the Remuneration and Nomination Committee acting as a source of advice and support to the executive management team. Finally you will bring bring a particular focus on providing challenge and guidance to the organisation on employee and trade union relations, remuneration and succession planning.

Term length: Four years

Key skills

It is essential that the successful candidate brings:

  • Broad HR experience at a senior level, whether in an HR role or consultancy/advisory role
  • Ability to deliver business outcomes;
  • Ability to operate at senior Board level;
  • Strong communications and stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge of change and change management in a people setting including successful delivery of the people aspects of organisational change programmes.

It is desirable that the successful candidate brings:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the role of HM Land Registry

Additional Information

If you are shortlisted for the role, due diligence will be carried out and your referees are likely to be contacted.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessment, openness and fairness of process and to providing equal opportunities for all.

BEIS works with its partner organisations to ensure they have the capacity to attract the widest field of candidates and to make the best possible appointments.

All applicants are asked to complete an anonymised Diversity Monitoring Form used for data gathering information only to ensure Departments are recruiting from the widest possible pool.

 

Terms of Appointment:

The successful candidate will be appointed initially for a period of 3 years (for the Digital and for the Property roles) or 4 years (for the HR role)  and may be eligible for reappointment for a second term subject to continuously good performance, conduct and attendance.  There is no guarantee of reappointment.

How to Apply

For more information please see the attached candidate pack.

To apply, please;

1) Email a CV and covering letter to NEBMrecruitment@landregistry.gov.uk :   Please tailor your CV to show how you fulfil the requirements outlined in the ‘Person Specification’.  Your covering letter should be no more than two A4 sides in length (any extra pages may not be read by the panel) and clearly state which position you are applying for. Please ensure you send each document as a word document and not as a PDF.

2)  Fill out an application form by clicking here: as part of the application for you will be asked to provide diversity information which will not be used as part of the application process but will be anonymised and analysed to ensure HMLR/ BEIS & UKGI are attracting a diverse range of applications.

Both a CV and completed application form must be received by 11pm on Wednesday 20 January to be considered for this role.

This campaign is being run with UKGI (UK Government Investments). Please ensure you read the UKGI privacy notice for public appointment applicants before applying. 

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