Head of Strategy Development and Governance - part time, job share and flexible working available

various UK locations - see advert
£64,416, (Croydon £68,660)
15 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
Contract Type


Birkenhead, North West, CH41 6DU : Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BH : Durham, North East, DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West, DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West, GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands, LE3 5DR : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Peterborough, Eastern, PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS : Preston, North West, PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands, TF3 4LR

About the job

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key leadership role in building a new senior team of strategy professionals at HM Land Registry. You will be joining right at the start of this new chapter in HM Land Registry’s proud 150-year history of protecting property ownership and underpinning the modern economy.

You will have direct influence on how HM Land Registry contributes to social, economic and environmental gain in private and public sector series and use your talent to help us achieve world leading status for the contribution we make to a healthy, successful and sustainable economy.

You will maintain HM Land Registry's long-term strategic plan and vision, and act as the guardian of our agreed core purpose, including a focus on the beneficial contribution HM Land Registry makes to the UK at the highest level. You will play a senior leadership role in the design and creating of the system by which HM Land Registry considers and creates strategy and will manage the team of people that support this corporate strategy service.

You will be collaborating, influencing and leading others right across government and the property market to create the ideas that ensure HM Land Registry makes the very best contribution it can.

Job description

You will help HM Land Registry define the value we add to the wider economy, social impact and environment by producing strategy reports and proposals, pulling together the work of the others in the Unit into proposals that meet the brief set by the Deputy Director on behalf of the Board.

You will consult and negotiate with other government departments to agree common ground on strategic directions and potential initiatives.

You will establish and chair a ‘Cohesion’ group across HM Land Registry Directorates to ensure alignment in approach to and understanding of strategy, working collaboratively with other leaders in the Unit and the Deputy Director to help inform the Board by collectively shaping thinking around strategic plans, hypothesising and shaping proposals from all available information to help realise the boards ambitions.

You will be responsible for the long-term strategic plan and 'story board' products and vision.

You will create and develop a system that allows for a controlled and comprehensive approach to strategy development within HM Land Registry and be responsible for evolving its professionalism and maturity.

You will lead other senior managers towards strategic thinking and maintain governance around the approach, with a focus on aggregate benefits and connection to outcomes.

You will own the overall strategic definition of what 'value' means to HM Land Registry and ensure this connects to our performance management of outcomes and services.

You will lead the Strategy Test Lab (a team of people that develop and test strategic options and plans) and ensure support for the Strategy Unit is resourced, equipped and capable to deliver; re-setting priorities where necessary by delivery oversight., and represent the Deputy Director of Strategy when required, taking the lead with the Board and critical external stakeholders on the content/narrative surrounding the long-term plan and vision.


You will have strong experience of creating or facilitating strategy development and/or embedding this in an organisation, along with demonstrable experience of involvement in developing options and influencing direction at the organisational level of a major programme, strategy or policy.

You will have a proven track record of collaborating and building trusted relationships and delivering outline agreement/direction with partner organisations or organisations affected by/linked to success.

You will be able to network effectively at all levels and influence without direct management oversight and demonstrate effective influencing skills at a senior level.

You will be a good communicator, with strong presentation skills and the ability to contribute to executive-level discussion. You will possess excellent written communication skills, including the ability to prepare briefs and submissions on a regular basis. You will be adept at articulating potentially ambiguous / future-leaning concepts in a coherent and articulate manner.

You will have previous line management experience.

You will hold a relevant qualification such as a degree related to policy, strategy or management or equivalent experience; or experience of leading a delivery or functional specialism at a strategic level, including leading the strategy definition and management of that delivery/functional specialism.

Technical skills

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

  • Qualifications or relevant technical experience

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