It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR’s ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. 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 an experienced Test Manager to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.
HM Land Registry’s existing software systems and services form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion. This enables over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.
As a Test Manager, you will be accountable for ensuring that quality is built into development of all solutions at all stages within the development lifecycle. You will provide expert practice advice and guidance as well as practical advice on complex technical testing issues at project level.
You will be accountable for driving forward the quality agenda in the development of IT solutions and devising and monitoring progress using a range of quality metrics. In addition, you will be responsible for developing capability within the test discipline and increasing knowledge and understanding of the importance of building in quality across the wider development community.
To be successful in this role, you will already be ISTQB Advanced Test Manager qualified in Software Testing; or have a proven track record in Test Management and leading digital teams
You will have experience of creating robust strategies and plans to ensure the quality of our work is maintained and have demonstrable experience in all testing levels (from Unit to Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)).
As an experienced leader, you will have experience in upskilling others in test automation and test techniques, whilst managing multiple workstreams and the ability to manage risk and implement mitigation plans. In addition, you have experience of continuous integration practices.
For more information about the job, please see the attached candidate pack.
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 the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.
The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.
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.
For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Delivering at Pace
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.
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Things you need to know
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 an anonymised CV to include your qualifications, career history, skills and experience. We ask that you do not include any personal details.
Please complete the statement of suitability section (in up to 500 words and no less than 250 words) of how you think you meet the essential criteria for the role of Test Manager.
The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and exercise which will be conducted as a video interview week commencing Monday 23rd November 2020
Candidates should ensure they read the attached guidance document fully before submitting an application. 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.
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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 : Lorraine Rennie
Email : Lorraine.rennie@Landregistry.gov.uk
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