Deputy Director for Counter Fraud

Job Description

We have an excellent opportunity for you to act as the senior officer accountable for counter fraud in HM Land Registry. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring counter-fraud expertise to bear on HMLR’s digitisation process and the way the property market works more generally, so as to make property ownership even more secure for all home and commercial property owners.

You will be responsible for devising HMLR’s counter-fraud strategy and working across the organisation to ensure it is implemented effectively as well as being responsible for counter-fraud intelligence gathering, investigations and casework interventions.  You will provide expert advice to the Executive Board and other senior leaders across the organisation and will represent HM Land Registry as part of the wider government counter fraud profession.

You will have a relevant qualification or significant recent experience in managing counter fraud and/or a relevant area (ie, fraud investigation and intelligence, counter-fraud strategy and policy, fraud risk assessment and measurement) at a senior level. You will have the ability to think strategically and to undertake complex problem solving, reaching sound, logical conclusions, and recommendations.  You can demonstrate experience of drawing on best practice to drive continuous improvement and be able to demonstrate even handedness, impartiality and fairness when dealing with contested cases.


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Working Together
  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
This role has a minimum assignment duration of 3 years. An assignment duration is the period of time a Senior Civil Servant is expected to remain in the same post to enable them to deliver on the agreed key business outcomes. The assignment duration also supports your career through building your depth of expertise.

As part of accepting this role you will be agreeing to the expected assignment duration set out above. This will not result in a contractual change to your terms and conditions. Please note this is an expectation only, it is not something which is written into your terms and conditions or indeed which the employing organisation or you are bound by. It will depend on your personal circumstances at a particular time and business needs, for example, would not preclude any absence like family friendly leave. It is nonetheless an important expectation, which is why we ask you to confirm you agree to the assignment duration set out above.

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
Please copy and paste your CV onto the online application form, detailing your skills, qualifications and work history.

You will then be asked to complete the Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1000 words). This should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role and detail how you meet the essential experience criteria listed in the Candidate Pack. You may wish to bullet point/list your statement to match the criteria.

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to attend a virtual, blended interview and a pre-prepared presentation exercise.

The blended interview will include a pre-prepared presentation and will test some of the Experience criteria, the behaviours listed in the 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.

Candidates may refer to notes within their video interview but they should be used as a prompt only.

You should ensure you read the attached Candidate Pack 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.

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.

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.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.