It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry 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. You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services. HM Land Registry's existing software systems and services form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion. This enables over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.
We are now looking for an experienced Infrastructure Manager to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.
The IT Operations Practice sits within the Digital, Data and Technology directorate and is responsible for the performance and delivery of all technical infrastructure which underpins and supports the organisation.
As the Infrastructure Manager, you will work with the existing Infrastructure Manager and Lead Infrastructure Engineers, to direct and develop specialist operational teams carrying out a variety of operational functions. You will work with the Lead Infrastructure Engineers and Team Leads to develop strategic and tactical roadmaps for all operational infrastructure and technologies to provide assurance that our platforms and services are maintained and secure.
As a corporate leader and role model within the IT Operations Practice, you will contribute to capability and capacity planning within the Operations Practice to meet the organisations requirements and will help ensure people in IT operations roles have the appropriate skills, capability and support to be effective in their role as well as access to learning and development to help them progress.
To meet the requirements of this role, you will have proven practical experience in an IT Infrastructure technical specialism and extensive Infrastructure Management experience gained within a multi-disciplinary team in an agile organisation. You will have good commercial awareness and experience of leading commercial negotiations and related supplier management and experience of effective budget management. Your experience of leading and managing teams along with your strong leadership skills demonstrates your ability to lead and manage people through change.
Effective communication skills, including ability to interact and build working relationships with IT technicians, managers, customers and other stakeholders is essential.
Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.
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.
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.
For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:
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Holds a qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree level or equivalent) or experience in an IT field.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Managing a Quality Service
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.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
Please complete the online application form 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 listed on the Job Description below:
• Proven practical experience in an IT Infrastructure technical specialism.
• Extensive Infrastructure Management experience gained within a multi-disciplinary team in an agile organisation.
• Good commercial awareness and experience of leading commercial negotiations and related supplier management.
• Experience of effective budget management.
The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview week commencing Monday 2 November 2020
Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.
Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.
HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.
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The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.