A small but important department providing certainty of tenure of legal estates in land within the provisions of the Land Registration Acts and Rules. Taking into account common law, equitable law and the many laws enacted by parliament which affects land ownership.
I enjoyed several roles over the years..
Technical - resolution of imperfections in title, disputes and problem solving as part of a team of experts. Real satisfaction.
Management - working as team leader for up to 70 staff providing technical and career development, appraisal, grievance, managing attendance, discipline...while organising teams to meat production targets - financial, accuracy and time..and still being able to have friends at all levels.
I was frustrated when dealing with red tape and ineffective managers but equally happy to be given freedom to operate when working with enlightened managers!
I enjoyed meeting or beating targets by being clever and working with people getting the best out of them rather than on the backs of staff. I also enjoyed bringing people on and giving them confidence in their own abilities.
Regular pay and good pension
relatively low pay for skills gained.