Head of Strategic Environment
Do you want to play a key leadership role in building a new senior team of strategy professionals at HM Land Registry? We are looking for a Head of Strategic Environment to join right at the start of this new chapter in HM Land Registry’s proud 150-year history underpinning the property market in England and Wales.
You will have direct influence on how HM Land Registry contributes to social, economic and environmental gain in private and public sector services and use your talent to help us achieve world leading status for the contribution we make to a healthy, successful and sustainable economy.
This is a rare opportunity to build a new way of responding to the broad and complex social, economic and policy environment that HM Land registry operates in, and be at the heart of what it means for a public body of critical, international importance to make the very best contribution it can to a healthy, sustainable property market and wider economy.
This role is at the heart of a team developing strategy within HM Land Registry, you can be critical in the success of our future strategy planning. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to broaden your knowledge of how a central civil service department functions and to influence how we should use data and intelligence to inform decisions.
HM Land Registry are building a modern, dynamic and inclusive team of strategy professionals. We offer entirely flexible working practices and the role can be based at any HMLR office, with remote working and national travel as required.
Head of Strategic Environment Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for translating external factors including Government policy, economic market conditions, the intentions of our major stakeholders and the social and economic aims of the conveyancing and property industries into strategic intelligence. This intelligence will be used to inform organisational strategy development. This includes updating and iterating the moving picture of the complex world we operate in to support all HM Land Registry colleagues in assessing the impact of planned strategic actions.
You will commission, combine and 'make strategic sense' of in-house analysis by others to support evidence-based recommendations by our most senior leaders. To be successful, it will be crucial that the strategy unit integrates with established functions within Land Registry that have deep and broad connections to the outside world. Examples of these include our Chief’s Office; new practices in data science, data management and data analysis; customer and market insight operational teams; legal conveyancing experts; risk and counter-fraud experts and new analytical teams in macro and micro economics and social/behavioural research.
You will build senior contacts with leaders of major functional areas of the organisation to support intelligence gathering and identify key external developments relevant to HM Land Registry at the strategic level; commissioning insight work from the Head of Strategic Influencing where necessary
You will work collaboratively with other leaders in the Unit and the Deputy Director to help inform the Board by collectively shaping thinking around strategic plans, hypothesising and shaping proposals from all available information to help realise the boards ambitions.
You will attend Board meetings, when required, to support the Deputy Director with the provision of expert opinion.
Head of Strategic Environment Requirements:
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable strength in analytical thinking in large / complex ‘ecosystems’ and be capable of translating analytical insight into influential reports.
You will have previous experience of working with a range of information sources, backed by an knowledge of economic, business and government affairs and possess excellent relationship building skills to support intelligence and information gathering.
You will be able to manage multiple projects under tight deadline constraints.
You will be a good communicator, with strong presentation skills and the ability to contribute to executive-level discussion. Excellent written communication abilities are essential, including the ability to prepare briefs and submissions on a regular basis.
You will have demonstrable influencing skills at a senior level, providing a high level of personal impact, with the ability to bring groups of people from across the organisation together to work better together.
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.
Location: Birkenhead, North West, CH41 6DU : Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BH : Durham, North East, DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West, DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West, GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands, LE3 5DR : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Peterborough, Eastern, PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS : Preston, North West, PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands, TF3 4LR
Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £64,416, (Croydon £68,660)
You may have experience of the following: Strategy Manager, Strategic Management, Public Sector, Civil Service, Central Government, etc.
Head of Strategic Environment