IT and Technical Specialists, Digital, Data and Technology

Plymouth, Devon
£23,437 - £30,918
14 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

IT and Technical Specialists, Digital, Data and Technology

Location: Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS

Salary: £23,437 - £30,918

Hours: 37 hours a week full-time

Length of employment: Permanent or fixed term up to 18 months

About the job Job description

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we embark on a major programme of change. We are now looking for a number of Information Technology (IT) and technical specialists to join our Digital, Data and Technology Directorate teams and help us with our technology investment in delivering efficient and professional services to our customers. 

We need dynamic, resourceful and ambitious individuals to join the Digital, Data and Technology teams and contribute to transforming HMLR from the highly efficient, productive and respected organisation it is now into the responsive, innovative and exceptional organisation it will become. 

HMLR is a government department created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. Our vision is “Your land and property rights: guaranteed and protected”. We safeguard land and property ownership worth more than £4 trillion, including more than £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 24 million titles, which show evidence of ownership, covering more than 84% of the land mass. 

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. Our teams are at the heart of HMLR’s move to more agile delivery of cutting edge digital services while maintaining our excellent system availability to our customers. 

Located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth, our environmentally friendly offices provide a great setting in which to work. Hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 squares miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach. 

HMLR offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements, generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

We also offer the following benefits: 

• childcare vouchers towards the cost of childcare on contracted days of employment; 
• employee recognition scheme; 
• long service awards; 
• maternity and adoption leave of up to 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid; 
• paternity leave allowance of two weeks plus four days paid leave 
• paid time off for public service duties, for example, if you are an armed forces reservist; and 
• paid volunteering leave. 

Career development 

We offer: 

• opportunities to network and work across government; 
• career progression, training and development opportunities; and 
• access to training opportunities including Civil Service Learning, which offers over 70 classroom-based courses and online packages. 

Health and wellbeing 

We offer: 

• a social and sports club in every office; 
• the opportunity to compete in national Civil Service competitions for a wide variety of sports; 
• access to our employee assistance programme for counselling and support on a wide range of issues; 
• an interest-free loan for season tickets and/or bicycles and safety equipment; and 
• many other rewards including access to discounted healthcare, Microsoft Home Use programme, shopping, leisure and finance discounts. 

We are looking to fill the following roles: 

• Infrastructure Engineer: Webops, Entry and Senior level 
• Infrastructure Support Technician 
• Senior Infrastructure Support (JBoss technology) 
• Infrastructure Designer 
• Infrastructure Engineer: Networks/Telecoms, Entry and Senior level 
• Senior Security Administrator 
• Software Engineer 
• Tester/Test Analyst: Entry and Senior Level 
• WebSphere Support Engineer: Senior Level 
• Service Desk Team Leader 

These are permanent roles in the main but some may be offered on a fixed term basis or on loan if you wanted to join us temporarily from another government department. 

If you are considering relocating to the coastal area of Plymouth which requires you to sell and buy a new home, then we may offer you financial assistance with this. This includes paying some of your Estate Agency fees, Legal fees, Surveyor fees and removal costs. If you would like more information on this at this stage then please contact the HR Resourcing team. 

Person specification

Please state the role(s) that you would like to apply for here and why in up to 250 words.


You must hold a qualification in IT or a related area (degree Level or equivalent) or experience in an IT field.

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


For further information on our benefits please see 'Working for HM Land Registry' at Working for HM Land Registry 


An IT Allowance of up to £4,563 can be payable on meeting qualifying criteria. The starting salary for RE2L is £23,437 and the band goes up to £24,628 and the starting salary for RE2U is £27,293 and the band goes up to £30,918.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Please note some of these posts will be considered for Security Clearance and could be subject to further background checks. 

You will be asked to complete a short application form in the first instance and sit the Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Tests. Should you be successful you will be asked to complete the full application form. 

Please see the Candidate Information Pack attached for the selection process details. 
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. 


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Further Information Online test instructions

Open Evening: 21st June, candidates do need to register their interest by 19th June.

Please ensure you complete the tests by midday on Monday 3 July. If you pass the tests then you will have until midnight on Monday 3 July to complete the CV information on the full online application form.

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift will take place w/c 3 July and the interviews will take place w/c 17 and 24 July. 

Alternatively we will hold a webinar for those that are unable to attend the open evening and this will be on 21 June at 7pm to 7.40pm. Again if you are interested in the webinar then please email Joanne. 

Further information

For existing civil servants where a level transfer occurs existing salary will be honoured. Where this falls below the HMLR minimum the minimum will be paid. When HMLR maximum is exceeded existing salary will be retained on a mark-time basis. 

An individual joining HMLR on promotion from another government department / agency will be placed on the minimum of the higher pay range.

Current HMLR apprentices are eligible to apply for all stages of recruitment competition. Current apprentices who are successful in gaining a new post within HMLR will continue with the apprenticeship studies where possible until completion of the Apprenticeship Framework. 

Candidates should ensure they read the attached guidance for verbal and numerical reasoning tests. Candidates should also ensure they read the attached Candidate Information Pack fully before submitting an application. 

To register interest in attending the open evening, please can candidates click the apply button to be directed by Midday Monday 19 June 2017.