Senior Capability Lead

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  • SALARY & BENEFITS £42,687 - £46,898
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  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Public Services
Job Description

It is a very exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme. Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales. You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.

We are now looking for a Senior Capability Lead to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

As a Senior Capability Lead you will be part of a small team dedicated to the challenges of developing Digital, Data & Technology (DDaT) people and capabilities within a fast-changing and vibrant working environment.

This includes delivering all aspects of DDaT workforce plans to meet operational, programme and project needs, leading and supporting significant people-focussed change initiatives, and providing support and guidance on any aspect of DDaT’s workforce plans to stakeholders within and outside of the directorate.


To meet the requirements of the role, you are proficient in managing senior stakeholders both within and outside of the organisation and have proven experience of working with, and influencing the decisions of, senior managers within an organisation.

You will have experience of leading teams to successful outcomes along with highly effective inter-personal and communication skills. Part of the role will include maintaining an understanding of the digital job market and responding to the changing needs, therefore experience of recruitment and successfully managing change into an organisation is essential.

For more information about the job, please see the attached job description.

You will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth, our environmentally friendly offices provide a great setting in which to work. Hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach.

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT


Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of:

• brilliant at the basics;
• a comprehensive Land Register;
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030;
• opening our data;
• expert people; and
• financially strong.


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

  • Leadership
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Developing Self and Others


HM Land Registry 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.

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, 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.

See a list of full benefits:

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

To apply, please enter your qualifications, work history, skills and experience when prompted on the online application form and complete the Statement of Suitability.

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 750 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed:

• Experience of leading teams to successful outcomes.
• Proven ability in successfully managing change within an organisation.
• Proficient in managing senior stakeholders both within and outside of the organisation.

An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the Essential Criteria listed.

The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation.

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date and interviews will take place week commencing Monday 23 March 2020.

Seaton Court
2 William Prance Road

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.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:

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

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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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If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email 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:


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