Associate Business Analyst

Contract Type
United Kingdom
Expiry Date
We are now looking for an Associate Business Analyst to join our Digital, Data and Technology team.

Job Description

As an Associate Business Analyst you will work within the Local Land Charges Programme. Local land charges (LLCs) are generally charges or restrictions on land usually imposed by public authorities under statutory powers and affecting successive owners and occupiers of the land. Examples include planning conditions, tree preservation orders or listed building status. This information is key to a buyer’s decision to invest in a property or parcel of land and is obtained as part of a local authority search completed as part of the home buying process.

LLC information is currently held by over 300 individual local authorities, in varied formats (digital, electronic, paper, microfiche), standards and accessibility. Currently it can cost between £0 and £100 and take between a day and over a month to obtain this information from the local authority. Through the Infrastructure Act 2015, Ministers gave HM Land Registry the powers to create a single national and live digital register of LLCs across England and Wales.

As part of your role, you will provide independent and unbiased critical analysis, ensuring outcomes and deliverables align with the programme. You will be able to challenge constructively to achieve solutions that are fit for purpose and have the confidence and skills to influence and negotiate with stakeholders, providing subject matter expertise to wider programme stakeholders.

In line with current government guidance, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team.

To meet the requirements for this role you will understand techniques used to elicit and document requirements. Effective management skills, including prioritisation and planning of personal workload and tasks to meet deadlines is essential.

You will have proven experience of investigating operational opportunities/problems and be able to contribute to the improvement of business processes. You will also have the ability to take a logical and analytical approach to problem solving and be able to constructively challenge evidence and data.

For more information about the job, please see the attached candidate pack.

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 link:
 Working for HM Land Registry/   


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Changing and Improving
Making Effective Decisions
Working Together
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.

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, Ability and Experience.

To apply you will be asked to complete a short application form in the first instance and take the Verbal Reasoning Test. Ideally you should take the test no later than midday 26 September 2021, to allow for the next stage of the application process. If successful, you will be asked to complete the full application form.

Please complete the online application form to include your qualifications and work history. The statement of suitability can be up to 750 words and should cover the following essential experience criteria listed below on the Job Description:

- An understanding of techniques used to elicit and document requirements
- Effective management, prioritisation and planning of personal workloads and tasks to meet deadlines
- Ability to take and logical and analytical approach to problem solving

In the event of a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to assess against the leading criteria:
- An understanding of techniques used to elicit and document requirements

The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a remote video interview week commencing Monday 11 October 2021

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.
Any move to HM Land Registry from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

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Nationality requirements


This job is broadly open to the following groups:
UK nationals
nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
nationals of the Republic of Ireland
nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)   
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements    

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.