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Punit Tejura
Procurement Manager

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“I take great pleasure in standing back and looking at the services I procured to help deliver a public service and make a difference to the conveyancing process.”

Punit Tejura

Procurement Manager

What has your career with HM Land Registry been like up until now?

I started at HM Land Registry (HMLR) as an apprentice in the Operations (Service Delivery) directorate in 2014. I have undertaken multiple roles since starting, including: 

  • working within the casework service delivery function to complete customer applications, ranging from the simplest types of casework to the more complex and involved registrations 
  • line managing a team of 20 new recruits, responsible for their training and day-to-day management
  • service delivery and policy teams on a national infrastructure programme (the Local Land Charges programme) within the transformation portfolio. This involved presenting at national conferences, attending conveyancing events and drawing up national policies for how the service would operate

I am now working within the Finance and Business Services Directorate, within the commercial team, as Procurement Manager.

What are the most interesting things you have worked on?

I have found every role I have worked in interesting. I have learned huge amounts about land registration, what it takes to deliver a public service and the decisions that have to be taken to manage public money well.  

Goods and services that I have procured are supporting the organisation to deliver its objectives in keeping the property market secure – it really is very satisfying to see them in action.

What does the average day in your role look like?

This sounds like a big cliché: no two days are ever the same. The role varies from processing and approving day-to-day spend in line with government and departmental policy right through to working with finance colleagues on invoicing or legal colleagues on contractual matters. 

A procurement requires lots of planning, thinking and collaborating with colleagues. A typical day would include meeting with colleagues and stakeholders to provide commercial advice, gathering and discussing requirements, and completing procurement documentation.

What is the best thing about your role? 

The Commercial Team plays a vital role in supporting the organisation deliver its objectives. The commercial activity I undertake and the decisions I make support and influence the direction of the organisation. I take great pleasure in standing back and looking at the services I procured to help deliver a public service and make a difference to the conveyancing process.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of applying to work at HM Land Registry?

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, with plenty of development opportunities, both personal and professional. I have seen many people around me flourish and excel at things they hadn’t previously considered; opportunities within the organisation allowed for this.