Head of Risk & Assurance

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  • Post Date: June 11, 2019
Job Description
HM Land Registry is committed to becoming the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Risk & Assurance, to provide strategic leadership, direction, management and oversight on all aspects of risk and assurance to help HM Land Registry (HMLR) meet it’s objectives as it undergoes significant transformation in the delivery of its services.

You will promote a positive risk culture across the whole organisation, shaping the structure and organising the activities of the Risk and Assurance function.

To be successful in this position you will be able to demonstrate a background in Risk Management preferably in the banking, financial or service sectors, at a strategic level and have experience of managing operational risk and compliance, with a track record of working with third parties, to achieve strategic objectives.

You will have knowledge and experience of using the Three Lines/Tiers of Defence model to manage risk and have managed and lead a team who deliver risk and assurance across multiple locations.

HM Land Registry is a successful, high-performing, innovative organisation. For more than 150 years HM Land Registry has protected and guaranteed people’s land and property rights by keeping and maintaining the Land Register for England and Wales. HMLR’s ambition and transformational agenda are set out in its Business Strategy.

For more information please see the Job Description attached


Degree level and/or professional qualification (or equivalent) in science/mathematics, economics, business administration, law or a related field


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


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

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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 and Experience.
To apply please complete the online application form to include your qualifications and experience. The personal statement (in no more than 1200 words) demonstrates evidence of how you meet the essential criteria as listed in the attached candidate pack.

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 11:59pm 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.

You will be asked to attend a blended interview and prepare on the day presentation if successful at sift stage.
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 Kevin.Ward@landregistry.gov.uk

For further information on the recruitment process please contact hrresourcingTeam2@landregistry.gov.uk

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift will be held week commencing 24 June, with interviews and prepare on the day presentation to be held week commencing 8 July 2019.

Further information

Business Strategy

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Job Applicant Personal Information

About the salary: For existing civil servants where a level transfer occurs existing salary will be honoured. Where this falls below the HM Land Registry minimum the minimum point will be paid. When HM Land Registry maximum is exceeded existing salary will be retained on a mark-time basis.
An individual joining HM Land Registry on promotion from another government department / agency will be placed on the minimum of the higher pay range.