Communications Officer

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 18th October 2021

 

Reference number

155049

Salary

£33,839
For roles in Croydon the salary is £37,290

Grade

Higher Executive Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

Communications Team

Type of role

Communications / Marketing

Working pattern

Full-time

Number of posts

1

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

About the job

Summary



It is a really exciting time to join HM Land Registry and we have an opportunity to join a fast paced, friendly and progressive team as a Communications Officer.

Land is our nation’s greatest asset. Clarity and security of land ownership is essential to a functioning property market, and so before you can buy or sell any property, it is critical that you view the Land Register for all the information relating to it. For nearly 160 years we have played a key role in the UK’s economic stability and growth. In the 2020/21 financial year alone, nearly £260 billion worth of property transactions took place in the UK. All were recorded in the Land Register. We collaborate closely with a wide range of businesses and other stakeholders to make the conveyancing process quick, easy and secure.

Job description

As part of this role, you will:
• Design and deliver communication plans and campaigns to support HM Land Registry’s Business Strategy and objectives
• Support the delivery of communication content across a range of channels, ensuring products are delivered to a high quality.
• Work in partnership with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts to design and deliver multi-channel communication campaigns using the GCS OASIS framework, and ensure a cohesive approach to all communications.
• Provide advice to colleagues about best practice in content (including use of plain English and style guides), target audiences, communication channels, layout and branding.
• Support the senior communication leads in providing strategic comms advice to leaders across the organisation and in developing their comms and engagement skills.
• Create and implement GCS aligned OASIS campaign plans for digital campaigns

Responsibilities

What we’re looking for in our Communications Officer:

- Experience of planning, managing and delivering communication campaigns
- Proficient in communication tools and techniques, developing messages, and using low cost channels
- Ability to work on own initiative and quickly grasp complex issues
- Good understanding of current and emerging communication trends, audience groups and how to reach them
- Experience of assessing the effectiveness and impact of communications.
- Experience of writing press releases, statements or other media briefing material.

Behaviours

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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture

Benefits

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
Please upload your CV to include your work history. The Statement of Suitability section should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role. In no more than 1000 words please provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed below:

- Experience of planning, managing and delivering communication campaigns
- Proficient in communication tools and techniques, developing messages, and using low cost channels
- Ability to work on own initiative and quickly grasp complex issues
- Good understanding of current and emerging communication trends, audience groups and how to reach them
- Experience of assessing the effectiveness and impact of communications.
- Experience of writing press releases, statements or other media briefing material.

Please note that in the event of a high number of applications the following leading criteria will be sifted on first:

Experience of planning, managing and delivering communication campaigns

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. If successful at sift you will be invited to attend a virtual, electronic interview and prepare on the day exercise week commencing 1st November 2021.

The blended interview stage of the process will test the technical, experience and behaviours listed in the job description.

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.

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

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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 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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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  angharad.thomas@landregistry.gov.uk
Email :  HRResourcingteam@landregistry.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/making-complaint/

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