Delivery Team Lead

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  • Post Date: July 11, 2019
Job Description

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) 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. We are now looking for an experienced Delivery Team Lead to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

The role

As a Delivery Team Lead you will be expected to lead a delivery team, optimising performance, helping the team to identify and overcome obstacles, and focusing on what is important to the delivery of products and services. As a member of the wider leadership team you will be expected to display behaviours that have a positive impact on your team and the wider group.

The Person

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the software development cycle and methodology and uses this to effectively deliver projects and products. You will have an in-depth understanding of agile methodology gained through previous experience of being in an agile delivery team. You will have demonstrable experience balancing multiple priorities and can positively react to change.

There will be an opportunity to attend an Open Evening at Seaton Court, 2 William Prance Road, Plymouth, PL6 5WS on Tuesday 16 July 2019 to learn more about the roles and working at HM Land Registry. To register your interest, please email your name and contact number to

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.

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT

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.

The organisation

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


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, generous leave allowances and flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.

We also offer:

• an employee recognition scheme;
• long-service awards;
• maternity and adoption leave of up to 26 weeks’ full pay, followed by 13 weeks’ statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid;
• paternity leave allowance of two weeks plus four days’ paid leave;
• paid time off for public service duties, for example if you are an armed forces reservist;
• paid volunteering leave;
• a social and sports club in every office;
• the opportunity to compete in national Civil Service competitions for a wide variety of sports;
• access to our employee assistance programme for counselling and support on a wide range of issues;
• an interest-free loan for season tickets and/or bicycles and safety equipment; and
• many other rewards including access to discounted healthcare, a Microsoft Home Use programme and shopping, leisure and finance discounts.

Career development

We offer:

• opportunities to network and work across government;
• career progression, training and development opportunities; and
• access to training opportunities including Civil Service Learning, which offers more than 70 classroom-based courses and online packages.

For more information about the role, please see the attached candidate guidance.


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

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

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

  • • Strong and deep understanding of the software development lifecycle and software development methodologies.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


An IT allowance of £4,609 is payable (inclusive within salary information).

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you’re applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

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

Please upload your CV to include your Qualifications and Experience. The Personal Statement section (in no more than 1200 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential technical skills and experience listed on the Job Description:

• Strong and deep understanding of the software development lifecycle and software development methodologies.
• Strong and deep understanding of Agile methodology gained through experience of being in an Agile delivery team.
• Good understanding of both software development terminology and delivery, gained through experience in a software development environment.
• Experience in leading multi-disciplinary IT teams.

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

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.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

For further information on this role, please contact

For further information on the recruitment process please contact

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift will take place Thursday 25 July 2019
Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 4 August 2019Venue:
Seaton Court
2 William Prance Road

Further information

Candidates should ensure they read the attached guidance document fully before submitting an application.

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