Time Commitment: a minimum of 60 days per year
For more than 150 years HM Land Registry (HMLR) has played a key role in the UK’s economic stability and growth. A secure registration system has the benefit of trust, which enables confident investment decisions for all. We provide essential guarantees for our citizens’ greatest assets, the cornerstone of a vibrant lending market that provides opportunities in all regions of this country. Our register, a piece of Critical National Infrastructure, contains more than 26 million titles, providing ownership guarantees for 87% of land in England and Wales, and has somewhere in the region of £8 trillion of lending secured against it. The increased investment in property derived from a trusted system of guaranteed ownership has a wider impact within the UK. In the 2019-20 financial year alone, £240 billion worth of property transactions took place in the UK, contributing £11.6 billion to the national account in the form of Stamp Duty Land Tax receipts.
We are now looking to appoint an outstanding individual as our new Non-Executive Chair to lead our highly accomplished Board and support our Executive. Collectively you will steer the organisation through an ambitious change programme, transforming HM Land Registry into a truly digital organisation that puts excellent customer service front and centre.
We seek an individual who can demonstrate highly developed strategic abilities and an outstanding track record of senior leadership at Board level, developed in organisations of significant scale and complexity. There is also a need for proven experience of leading major digital or operational change programmes in large, complex organisations along with a demonstrable ability to understand the impact of change from a customer perspective. The new Chair will bring insight, experience and the political skills to build positive and constructive relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Your approach will naturally harness and align the many talents of your Board Members to maximise their contribution to HMLR. You also understand the importance of not only challenging the executive but in providing support and development to them. This is a rare opportunity to make an impactful contribution at the national level and help move a vital organisation forward.
We highly value diversity in all its forms and welcome applications from all sections of society.
For further information about the role, please download the Candidate Information Pack under Supporting Documentation below:
DECLARATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST/POLITICAL ACTIVITY FORM
Closing date for applications is: 5pm BST Wednesday 18 May 2022