Data Analyst

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 30th January 2022

 

Reference number

178790

Salary

£33,839
(Croydon £37,290)

Grade

Higher Executive Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

HMLR - Transformation - Local Land Charges Programme

Type of role

Analytical
Business Management and Improvement
Project Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts

1

Location

Birkenhead, North West (region), CH41 6DU : Croydon, London (region), CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands (region), CV1 3BH : Durham, North East (region), DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West (region), DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West (region), GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber (region), HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands (region), LE3 5DR : Nottingham, East Midlands (region), NG1 7AU : Peterborough, East of England (region), PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West (region), PL6 5WS : Preston, North West (region), PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands (region), TF3 4LR

About the job

Summary



HM Land Registry (HMLR) is a successful, high-performing, innovative organisation. For more than 150 years HM Land Registry has protected and guaranteed people’s land and property rights by keeping and maintaining the Land Register for England and Wales. HMLR aims to become the world's leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

Working with the sub-team lead and working closely with colleagues across the group, as the Data Analyst you will work effectively in the development of various high impact, complex management information systems and provide analytical/modelling insight, both historic and future looking that will inform strategic decision making throughout the Local Land Changes Programme. You will work closely with stakeholders to develop tools that enable both high level reporting to the Senior Leadership team and lower level reporting to individual teams, taking on board all stakeholder requirements to deliver results.

The Programme
Local land charges (LLCs) are generally charges or restrictions on land usually imposed by public authorities under statutory powers and affecting successive owners and occupiers of the land. Examples include planning conditions, tree preservation orders or listed building status. This information is key to a buyer’s decision to invest in a property or parcel of land and is obtained as part of a local authority search completed as part of the home buying process.

LLC information is currently held by over 300 individual local authorities, in varied formats (digital, electronic, paper, microfiche), standards and accessibility. Currently it can cost between £0 and £100 and take between a day and over a month to obtain this information from the local authority. Through the Infrastructure Act 2015, Ministers gave HM Land Registry the powers to create a single national and live digital register of LLCs across England and Wales.

The LLC programme will transform a fragmented service, lacking consistent standards into a single, national register of around 25 million data items. The data will be held geospatially and on a register that includes a map of the affected land.

The programme is now at a critical juncture of its life cycle, as we now need to create and test an industrialised migration process capable of delivering the service from all local authorities in England and Wales into the national register within a reasonable timeframe.
LLC programme details

Job description

Working with the Team Lead, sub-team lead and stakeholders across the Local Land Charges Programme and Business Intelligence Team to build on existing work in the analytical space, in particular:
- provide expert advice to inform decision making, approaches and/or to resolve difficulties
- make full use of existing data and develop new, often complex data flows, to provide high quality analytical insight;
- adopt analytical best practice, utilise experience of a variety of analytical techniques and help deliver a strong QA culture;
- understand different data structures and use relevant programming skills to interact effectively with the MI database.

Acting as the initial point of contact for analysis/modelling relating to Local Land Charges, and in particular take ownership of:
- proactively gathering information from stakeholders to identify their analytical requirements
- create and maintain delivery plans and track progress against key milestones.
- review data, and work with stakeholders to resolve anomalies or gaps.
- help to ensure projects are well managed and fully documented, prioritising tasks appropriately and managing stakeholder expectations;
- Act as point of contact for governance and reporting.
- communicating analysis and its context with impact to different audiences including Programme Directors

Where an individual taking up the responsibility will be based in Swansea Office, the ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

Hybrid working: You will be assigned to a contractual ‘home’ office, however we believe that a blended approach to where you work – with some time in the office and some time at home, may give you an improved experience and has clear business benefits?to us.

Attendance at meetings and conferences across the HM Land Registry estate and at other locations will be a feature of this role, including occasional travel and overnight stays. This will be in line with government advice.

Please see attached job description for further information.

Responsibilities

You will have experience of working with large and complex datasets, developing (often innovative) complex MI and analytical/modelling insight in support of operational decision-making in a delivery organisation, specifically using Excel and Power BI capabilities. You will have experience of managing at least one high profile analytical project.

You will have a good understanding of analytical/modelling techniques and database storage/extraction routines (using one or more of: SQL, VBA, VB.net, R or Python), with strong experience of senior stakeholder engagement to understand needs and manage expectations. You will have had exposure of analytical quality assurance, while working under tight deadlines. You will have advanced Excel and Power BI capabilities. You will be an effective team player, who is an excellent communicator and enjoys presenting data analysis.

Behaviours

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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Benefits

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. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

HMLR offers 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 working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.



Working for Land Registry

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.
To apply please copy and paste your CV into the online application form. You will be asked to complete a statement of suitability (in no more than 750 words). You will be asked to demonstrate evidence of how you meet the below 'essential' experience criteria (as detailed within the job description):
• Experience of working with large and complex datasets
• Experience of developing (often innovative) complex MI and analytical/modelling insight in support of operational decision-making in a delivery organisation, specifically using Excel and Power BI capabilities
• A good understanding of analytical/modelling techniques and database storage/extraction routines (using one or more of: SQL, VBA, VB.net, R or Python)

In the event of a high volume of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the below essential 'experience' criteria:
• Experience of developing (often innovative) complex MI and analytical/modelling insight in support of operational decision-making in a delivery organisation, specifically using Excel and Power BI capabilities.

The sift will take place week commencing 31 January 2022. If you are successful at sift, then you will be invited to attend a blended video interview and pre-prepared presentation, week commencing 14 February 2022, which will be held remotely through MS Teams. Further information will be provided to those who are selected to interview.

The blended interview will test the behaviours and essential experience criteria listed in the job description. As well as the strengths associated with the role; we want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested. The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

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.

HM Land Registry is accredited to the Disability Confident 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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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 :  David Smith
Email :  David.Smith@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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