Land Registry 3 x Non-Executive Board Members

Announced
Body: HM Land Registry
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Business, Finance & Skills
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £20,000 per annum.
Time Requirements: The Board meets up to ten times a year, both at the London HQ and in its other offices across England and Wales.

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

HMLR website updated with new appointments of Chris Morson, Doug Gurr, Diana Breeze, Angela Morson and Kirsty Cooper on 5 June 2018

Date: 05/06/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    21/04/2017

  • Closed for Applications

    10/07/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    03/08/2017

  • Final Interview Date

    12,15 and 21 September 2017

  • Announcement

    TBC

HMLR website updated with new appointments of Chris Morson, Doug Gurr, Diana Breeze, Angela Morson and Kirsty Cooper on 5 June 2018

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

HM Land Registry is a critical component of national infrastructure. Every time a residential or commercial property is sold or leased Land Registry is involved. This is because Land Registry is legally responsible for keeping a register of land ownership throughout England and Wales and a sale or lease requires Land Registry to change the register for these to be valid.

 

Charges, like mortgages, are also registered so making it possible for financial institutions to lend against property knowing their collateral is safe. And, almost uniquely around the world, Land Registry provides a state-backed guarantee of property ownership and other information held on the register instead of requiring property owners to take out title insurance.

Land Registry is a Trading Fund and an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It employs around 4,500 staff and operates from 14 locations. The skills of its people are vital in maintaining the integrity of the registry and quality of data.

The Government has recently committed to making Land Registry “the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data”. This is a hugely ambitious objective which will require Land Registry to undertake the most substantial and far-reaching transformation in its 150-year history.

In order to meet Government commitments, Land Registry will need to become more digitised and customer-centric. In the near future, we expect Land Registry will begin a live test of a “Digital Street” which would enable the ownership of property to be changed close to instantaneously.  The Digital Street would also allow Land Registry to hold more granular data than is possible at present. Blockchain is one of the underlying technologies that will be trialled. The Digital Street, if successful, would be a world first and has great transformational potential not just for Land Registry but the property market itself.

Further information about the work of the Land Registry can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry

The Roles:

 We are looking for three Non-Executive Board Members to strengthen the board. In order to ensure that the Land Registry’s ambitious transformation programme succeeds, it is essential that the board has the right mix of specialist skills and expertise. We are therefore looking for specialist Non-Executive Directors with individual experience of Finance, Legal and Transformation/Digital issues.

Person Specification

Finance Non-Executive Board Member

It is essential that the successful candidate will bring:

  • Ability of developing strategy at a senior level across all areas of a business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers;
  • Ability to interpret complex financial information;
  • Ability to manage the effectiveness of systems of internal control and risk management systems;
  • Strong technical background in internal audit and control;
  • 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:

An understanding and appreciation of the role of Land Registry in upholding property integrity for the UK economy; and

  • An understanding of the public sector.

 

Legal Non-Executive Board Member

It is essential that the successful candidate will bring:

  • Broad legal advisory experience at a senior level, in either the private or public sector;
  • The ability to think strategically and creatively, see legal issues in their wide context and advise accordingly;
  • Excellent legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk;
  • 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:

  • A good working knowledge of, and experience in, land law or litigation;
  • An understanding and appreciation of the role of Land Registry in upholding property integrity for the UK economy; and
  • An understanding of the public sector.

 

 Transformation/Digital Non-Executive Board Member

It is essential that the successful candidate will bring:

Demonstrable and practical experience in the public or private sector, of delivering transformational change in order to deliver service improvements and cost savings for customers;

  • Ability to deliver major change across most or all transformation disciplines – including people, process and technology;
  • 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:

  • Knowledge of information technology developments, in particular the delivery of digital services to customers and in data-rich organisations;
  • An understanding and appreciation of the role of Land Registry in upholding property integrity for the UK economy; and
  • An understanding of the public sector.

We would welcome applications from candidates that demonstrate the essential criteria above from a diversity of backgrounds, whether that be through board-level leadership or through strong relevant experience.

 

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is midday, 10 July 2017.

Please submit the following documents by email to  Belinda.beck@saxbam.com

• A Covering Letter
• A CV
• Completed Candidate Application Form
• Completed Diversity Monitoring Form.

Please ensure that you include “Land Registry NEBM, Finance/Legal/Digital Non-Executive Board Member TLRGC ” in the subject box of your email, making it clear which specialist role you are applying for.

Alternatively, you can send your application in hard copy to:

Central Appointments and Remuneration Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
7th Floor, Spur 2
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Documents can be provided in other formats on request.

Attachments
Diversity Monitoring Form
HM Land Registry Finance NEBM Person Specification
HM Land Registry Legal NEBM Person Specification
HM Land Registry Transformation NEBM Person Specification
Land Registry NEBMs x3 Application Pack
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