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Assurance Officer

Posted: 23 Oct 2019 Closes: 11 Nov 2019
Plymouth £36,304
Flexible hm-land-registry/20191023173654

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. 

We are now looking for an Assurance Officer to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

Job description

As an Assurance officer, you will provide specialist assistance and guidance in the creation of policy, process and practices while ensuring that appropriate governance processes are maintained. You will also provide assurance to the Senior IT Assurance Manager on suitability and effectiveness of quality assurance policies and practices throughout current and developing IT services. 

Part of the role will be to undertake audits to drive appropriate corrective and preventative actions; and provide specialist assistance and constructive challenge to people and projects in relation to compliance.


To meet the requirement of this role, you will have industry experience in IT security and a proven track record of providing assurance to help enable successful accreditation to international standards. 

Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand, interpret and make sense of complex information is essential. In addition you will have proven communication skills and are able to demonstrate your influencing and good people management skills. 

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services. 

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT 

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 square miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach. 

Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of: 
• brilliant at the basics; 
• a comprehensive Land Register; 
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030; 
• opening our data; 
• expert people; and 
• financially strong. 



We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving


HM Land Registry 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 and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated. 

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. 

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

Please upload your CV to include your Qualifications and Work History. The statement of suitability section (in no more than 1000 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential experience criteria listed on the Job Description: 

• Industry experience in IT security and at least one of: 
o Governance, Risk Management and Policy; 
o IT Service Management 
o IT audit and compliance 

• A track record of providing assurance to help enable successful accreditation to international standards. 
• Proven experience in working to complete compliance and audit schedules within and IT or digital organisation. 

The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation. 

The sift will take place on week commencing 11 November 2019. 

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 18 November 2019. 

Seaton Court 
2 William Prance Road 
PL6 5WS 

Candidates should ensure they read the attached guidance document fully before submitting an application. 

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Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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.


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