Would you like to play a key role in delivering HM Land Registry's high-profile Local Land Charges Programme?
HM Land Registry have an exciting opportunity for a Data Manager to join the Programme’s Implementation Team, to drive, assist and support the data migration approach for moving local authority land charges to HM Land Registry's digital register.
You will work closely with Local Authority Delivery Managers and Business Analysts to provide subject matter expertise on data-related matters to deliver your responsibilities to the Migration Plan. You will also collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders of varying seniority, seeking their input to drive out effective solutions to complex data issues uncovered within migrations, often working within tight timescales. Furthermore, you will be required to assimilate complex and varied data to inform decisions and overcome technical challenges by proposing and implementing practical solutions.
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.
The LLC programme will transform a fragmented service, lacking consistent standards into a single, national register of around 25 million data items. The data will be held geospatially and on a register that includes a map of the affected land.
The programme is now at a critical juncture of its life cycle, as we now need to create and test an industrialised migration process capable of delivering the service from all local authorities in England and Wales into the national register within a reasonable timeframe.
Further information about the Local Land Charges Programme can be found at:
LLC programme details
Working under the direction of the Lead Delivery Manager, you will identify solutions for the scanning, digitisation and rectification of data issues and drive out manual tasks from complex and varied data sets to inform digitisation approaches. You will work closely with Business Analysts during data discovery exercises to identify data gaps and issues and undertake feedback of data issues reports to external stakeholders. You will also create and maintain data-related documentation and report using Programme governance tools and products.
You will liaise with the Data Transformation Team to inform prioritisation of manual task throughput and collaborate with HM Land Registry functions and external Migration Services suppliers, to ensure effective data migration delivery and consistency between internal and external delivery models. Furthermore, you will identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities, sharing best practice within the community of Data Managers and represent the wider Local Land Charges team at internal and external events.
Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the Lead Delivery Manager and the wider Implementation Team.
Ultimately, the role will require regular travel across England and Wales to HM Land Registry offices, local authorities and other locations to support migration activity including over-night stays, often at short notice. It is likely the post-holder will be required to work away from their home office for at least two days per week with frequent attendance at the Croydon, Nottingham and Plymouth offices.
In this role, you will be responsible for the successful data migration of your allocation of local authorities. You must therefore be proficient in working with data from various data formats and in data tracking, analysis and reporting to identify trends and solutions for data improvements. You will have sound experience of scoping and planning activity to create practical plans for delivery. You will need to utilise your experience of effective cross-functional delivery of development projects and managing multiple stakeholder groups with competing interests. With an aptitude for problem solving, you will also have proven experience in dealing with complex data related issues.