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Senior Technical Architect

Posted: 6 Feb 2020 Closes: 23 Feb 2020
Plymouth £47,296 - £51,507 An IT allowance of £4,609 is payable (inclusive within salary information).
Flexible hm-land-registry/20200206162930

We are looking to recruit up to 2 positions to work within the Architecture practice working alongside Lead and Principal Architects to help us deliver and drive forward our ambitious plans. 

We need you!! 

It is a very exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme. Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales. 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. 

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links: 

Five Things you didn’t know about working for DDaT 

HMLR Blog 

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.

Job description

If you can … 

• Understand and have experience of software development or software integration. 
• Get close to the tech and delivery aspects of architecture. 
• Solve complex problems. 
• Develop a solution working with software engineers and other architects, who have different domain specialisms, to deliver the “best fit” solutions. 
• Work collaboratively with multiple agile delivery teams to deliver the required outcomes. 

If you have experience of … 

• Designing for large projects and seeing those designs through to delivery 
• Taking accountability for end-to-end solutions from initiation to initial delivery and its ongoing lifecycle in line with a strategy 
• Selling technical ideas and concepts in a simple way to diverse stakeholder groups and influencing at all levels including senior leaders; and 
• Proactively keep abreast of upcoming technologies and changes in the industry. 

We need you!! 

Occasional travel is necessary to HM Land Registry business units, external supplier sites and other Government Departments. 


You will be able to design large projects and see those designs through to delivery, taking accountability for end-to-end solutions. Show where complex problems have been solved, working in collaboration with multiple agile delivery teams to deliver the required outcome and selling technical ideas and concepts in a simple way to diverse stakeholder groups, and influencing at all levels including senior leaders. You must also deliver compliance in line with security requirements, legal and our legislative responsibilities.


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. 

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. 

If you are thinking about moving to the area then we may be able to offer some financial assistance with this as we want the best people. 

It is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated and 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. 

See a list of full benefits:

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

Please attach an anonymous CV when prompted; include your qualifications, career history, skills and experience and a short statement of suitability (no more than 250 words) why you think you are suitable for the role. 

An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the Essential Criteria listed. If you successfully complete this stage of the process, your application will be progressed to the shortlist stage. The applicants with the best skills and experience at shortlist stage will be invited to interview. 


First Interview 
If you are successful at shortlist stage, you will be invited to a face to face interview where you will be required to provide evidence as to how you meet the experience and technical requirements of the role. You will be asked to carry out a white boarding activity (no advanced preparation is required). You will be required to bring with you to interview, evidence of any qualifications or certifications that you hold that are relevant to the role and your Photographic Identification document(s). 

Location of interviews will be at the HM Land Registry Plymouth office. 

Second Interview 
If you are successful at your first interview, you will be invited for a second, less formal interview, preferably face to face or via skype. 

Recommend to Appoint 
If you are successful at second interview stage and are recommended for appointment, you will need to undergo pre-employment checks, including references and you may be required to undergo clearance to SC level prior to appointment. 

Please ensure your CV is received by the closing date – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date. 

HM Land Registry 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. 

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement. 

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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. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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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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