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Registry Trust is currently advertising for a new Non-Executive Board Director with strategic data and systems expertise, who can bring a new perspective to the work we do in generating and disseminating ‘public data for public good’ on monetary judgments in the UK and Ireland.

Having only joined the organisation as its Data Analyst a few months ago, I am already both excited and slightly overwhelmed by the huge potential of the information we have at our fingertips to inform everything from business decisions to public discussion on the economy and household finances.

As the organisation responsible for maintaining the register of Judgments, Orders and Fines for England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, and Jersey, on behalf of the government, our data has become vital to the credit information industry and intrinsic to responsible lending and borrowing in the UK. To give you an idea of the scale of what we do, in 2019 we processed over 1.6 million records and our data was used in 224 million business decisions.

Being as immersed in our judgments data as I am, I identify insights and trends on an almost daily basis that identify how County Court Judgment (CCJ) debt may be impacting key areas of society, from its link to Covid-19 related deaths, to the correlation between judgment rates and availability of debt advice across different UK regions.

Registry Trust has undergone a period of change and growth over the last two years and 2021 looks to be our most exciting year yet. In order for us to maximise the potential of our data and the systems we use to generate, analyse, and utilise it, we need industry-leading expertise to support the strategy for its social impact. That’s why our Board is looking to strengthen its data and systems capabilities with the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director. They are looking for someone with not only this expertise but also an interest in economic and social justice who can drive change that meets the needs of our key stakeholders, and I look forward to having someone at that level who can help to steer the direction of our data analysis and streamline the systems we have in place going forward.

With such turbulent economic times ahead, there’s never been a more important time for us to use our data on monetary judgments for public good and this new appointment should a make a real difference to that.

The deadline for applications is 18 December 2020 and more information can be found here.

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