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Head of Business Planning

Contract Type
Banking & Finance, Management
Croydon, Nottingham, Plymouth and Telford
£51,375 (£55,303) Croydon
Expiry Date
HM Land Registry (HMLR) is looking to offer the position of Head of Business Planning within the Finance and Business Services Directorate.

Job Description

HMLR has ambitious plans for the future with our Business Strategy committing us to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data and to achieve comprehensive registration by 2030.

As a critical component of the UK’s national infrastructure, our work to make conveyancing simpler, faster and cheaper aligns with the Government’s Industrial Strategy and looks forward to a digital future.

The role
This role will lead HMLR’s annual and medium-term business planning process, working closely with colleagues across the organisation to ensure a fully integrated approach to setting the strategy, business planning and budget-setting. You will have responsibility for the delivery of the corporate Annual Business Plan document and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) through HMLR governance, ready for ministerial approvals. You will engage with Directors to make sure that their directorate business plans are aligned to the HMLR Business Strategy and consistent with the corporate Annual Business Plan. You will have responsibility for ensuring HMLR’s approach to business planning is consistent with HM Government-wide best practice. You will also be responsible for developing and managing two Business Planning Analysts.

The person
You will have a deep understanding of business planning processes and procedures, along with experience of the development of performance indicators and leading annual plans for a business. Essential to this role is the ability to develop management information and to monitor performance against an annual plan. Ideally you will have an understanding of working in a complex operational and delivery organisation.

This role can be based at our Nottingham, Plymouth, Telford or Croydon Offices. Occasional travel to other offices may be required, particularly for those not based in Croydon, to attend meetings and present content.

This is an opportunity to join an organisation that offers an outstanding rewards package including a competitive salary, Civil Service pension scheme, generous annual leave and flexible working hours. As well as career development, we offer a great range of family friendly policies.

For further information on this role please refer to the attached job description.


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

  • Please provide evidence in up to 250 words for the following: Leading the development of annual plans for a business, development of performance indicators and development of management information to monitor performance against an annual plan.
  • Please provide evidence in up to 250 words for the following: Demonstrating robust audit trails between strategies, corporate plans and directorate plans
  • Please provide evidence in up to 250 words for the following: Stakeholder management, including working with Directors on sensitive content.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


For further information on our benefits please see 'Working for HM Land Registry' at
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Selection process details

We will ask you for a CV and some evidence of how you meet the Essential Criteria for the role listed on the application form and if shortlisted you will be invited to an interview at one of our offices.
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.

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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 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 or via telephone on 0300 0062819

Sift/interview dates and location

The initial sift will take place on Friday 24th August 2018 with interviews being held w/c 3rd September 2018.

Further information

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