Person specification

Essential criteria

We are seeking to appoint up-to four Non-Executive Board Members who will provide functional expertise on Finance, Property, Technology and Land Transparency. Therefore, it is essential you can demonstrate one or more of the following;

  • Relevant property experience gained either in the property industry in senior leadership roles, with relevant industry connections e.g with SMEs in the housing market, or senior leadership experience in conveyancing, with a deep understanding of the different legal structures operated in the property market, including trusts.
  • Championing transparency ideally in the land space with expertise in data governance, data privacy and data security principles with experience of managing and implementing open data initiatives and enhancing data accessibility with the ability to act as a Board level advocate for open data initiatives.
  • Leading complex digital transformation to support improved services to customers as a Non-Executive Director or Executive.
  • Relevant professional experience to be able to chair the Audit and Risk committee with;
    • Qualifications as an accountant with a proven track record in strategic financial planning and financial management advising at Board level.
    • An ability to develop strategy at a senior level across all areas of a business, challenge assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and provide financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.

Additionally, it is essential you demonstrate the following;

  • Clear and effective influencing and communication skills, including an ability to operate effectively at board level and deliver propositions in a simple, straightforward way and solutions which are easy to understand;
  • Experience of working closely with or sitting on Boards, ideally gained within a large, complex organisation with the proven ability to challenge and support Executive, in equal measure, as well as mentor when needed.

Desirable criteria

  • An understanding of the public sector, and decision-making in a public sector context.
  • Experience of delivering major programmes as a Non-Executive Director or senior executive with a demonstrated record of challenging orthodox thinking and accelerating plans.
  • Experience in commercial property financing and investment.
  • Understanding of the property tech market and appreciation of the impact of digital transformation on the property sector.
  • An understanding of the developments in the Artificial Intelligence space and its application to the property sector.
  • Experience of designing, delivering and assuring complex digital programmes in public/private sector environment.
  • An understanding of big data infrastructure design and security, geospatial data and mapping and open standards.
  • Noting the number of appointments, the panel and Ministers will seek to appoint a well-rounded board that reflects society. Applicants are encouraged to share unique perspectives that can bring varied insights and experiences, and which will be best suited to reflect the changing needs of HMLR and the external environment.
  • Prior experience as a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Member or as a CFO in a large, complex organisation

Terms of appointment

  • Successful candidates will be appointed for a period ranging from three years to four years. Any extension or renewal will be subject to satisfactory performance appraisals and approval from the Secretary of State.
  • The role is remunerated at a fixed rate of £20,000 per annum.
  • Expected time commitment is a minimum of 20 days per year. The Board meets approximately ten times a year, both in London and at HMLR sites across England and Wales.