Lead Data Production Manager

Job Description

As the Lead Data Production Manager, you will oversee the LLC Data Transformation Team responsible for scanning and digitisation of local authority LLC records. You will forecast and plan team workloads in line with the programme’s migration plan, including on-site activity in local authority premises. You will manage and evaluate throughputs of work to ensure productivity and minimal downtime and set ambitious production goals, communicating them to the team. By creating schedules for employees, you will ensure optimum staffing levels to meet team demands. You will also provide coaching, support and development to key staff in the team.

You will establish workflow policies to enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product quality and strive to reduce costs and increase productivity across all product lines. You will identify risks and issues, implementing actions and mitigations to address them in a timely way. In addition, you will produce management information and programme reporting in line with programme reporting schedules and support the Central Senior Delivery Manager to achieve KPIs and targets set.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from a Senior Delivery Manager and the wider team.

Ultimately, the role will require regular travel across England and Wales to other HM Land Registry offices and non-HM Land Registry sites, with over-night stays expected where appropriate.


To be successful in this role, you must have experience of working in a production environment and experience of working in a supervisory capacity, with the ability to make decisions regarding the day to day management of others. You must have a proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity and be able to coach and mentor employees on both a one-on-one basis and as a group.

You will have excellent project management skills and the ability to perform calculations, evaluate and interpret numerical information to solve production matters. It is essential that you also possess a working knowledge of Health and Safety and Environmental regulations.


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

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions




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, Ability and Experience.
To apply, you will firstly need to fill out a short application form and successfully complete both a Civil Service Management Judgement Test and Civil Service Numerical Test online. Please ensure you complete the tests as soon as possible, because if you pass the tests, you will then be required to enter your qualifications and job history into the online application form and complete a Statement of Suitability of up to 1000 words before 11:55pm on 16th March 2021.

In no more than 1000 words, the Statement of Suitability section should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role and provide details of how you meet the essential Experience criteria listed below:

  • Experience of working in a production environment
  • Experience of working in a supervisory capacity
  • Proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity
  • Able to coach and mentor employees on a one-on-one basis as well as a group

The sift will be completed shortly after the closing date.

In the event of a high volume of applications for this vacancy, an initial sift will be conducted on the lead Experience criteria being:

  •  Experience of working in a production environment

and a full sift only carried out on those applications that pass the initial sift.

The final stage will consist of a blended interview and a pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview in late March/early April.

The topic for the pre-prepared presentation will be provided to candidates invited to interview after the application sift.

The blended interview will test the experience and behaviours listed in the Vacancy Description within the attached Candidate Pack 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.

Prompt notes may be referred to within the video interview if required.

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 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 (or eligible for) status under 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.

Apply and further information

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Jo Thompson
Email : Jo.Thompson@landregistry.gov.uk

Recruitment team :
Email : HRResourcingTeam2@landregistry.gov.uk
Online test instructions
Please ensure you complete the tests as soon as possible and at the very latest by midday on 16th March 2021, so that if you pass the tests you have sufficient time to complete the next stage of the application process, as specified in the Selection process details.

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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