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Technical Business Continuity Manager

Posted: 29 Jul 2020 Closes: 12 Aug 2020
Plymouth £37,248 An non-pensionable IT Allowance of £4,609 is payable.
Flexible hm-land-registry/20200729212121

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. 

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. It consists of a number of technical teams which provide support, monitor and operate technical solutions. 

We are now looking for a Technical Business Continuity Manager to join our Digital, Data and Technology team.

Job description

As Technical Business Continuity Manager; you will work alongside the Lead Infrastructure Team and will be responsible for developing, maintaining and testing the organisations technical business continuity plans. 

You will support all business plan activities necessary to enable the organisation to manage a technical crisis event, as well as meet compliance requirements for Business Continuity Planning. One of your primary goals will be to Identify, document and test business needs against the organisations infrastructure and identify recovery strategies and gaps. 

You will work with all business areas to develop and maintain a corporate wide technical Business Continuity Plan that addresses technical recovery and emergency response management. You will be required to design and outline Business Continuity Planning goals, objectives, scope and processes for organisational business plans. 

In conjunction with Lead Infrastructure Engineers and Service Design and Transition specialists, you will liaise with key infrastructure teams to identify gaps, set recovery times objectives and convey business needs / expectations. You will be expected to assure delivered systems / solutions and changes against design expectations and architectural principle in relation to business continuity expectations. 

You will provide technical advice and guidance to the team and wider technical community on a range of business continuity related topics. Whilst in role, you will also provide leadership and technical guidance in line with operational processes, strategy and standards that ensure the availability, performance, reliability, security and integrity of computerised data across all technical platforms. 

You will need to work with key IT partners and suppliers to develop, test and implement new solutions, ensuring that the most effective technology is used to meet business requirements, whilst working with the wider organisational business continuity community to ensure plans meet wider business requirements. 

Successful candidates will also act as a reference point for technical business continuity and will provide clear communication of how own teams’ work impacts other technical areas, end users and stakeholders.


To succeed in this role you will need experience of managing technical business continuity in an operational environment. This will include proven knowledge and experience in the creation of technical business continuity and disaster recovery plans and activities. co-ordination of business continuity and disaster recovery testing, working with technical teams to assess business continuity capability and gaps and development of resiliency metrics and reports for varied audiences. 

In addition, you will have experience of driving continuous improvement designed and enhancing resilience, along with a working knowledge of information technology systems and data centre recovery and terminology. Strong leadership demonstrated through coaching or mentoring and well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team 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. Your home office will be 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. 

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.


• Holds a qualification in Information Technology or a related area (Degree level or equivalent) or significant experience in an IT field.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • 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. 

See a list of full benefits:

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.

To apply please enter your qualifications and work history within the online application form. 

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 750 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential experience criteria listed below: 

• Experience of managing technical business continuity in an operational environment. 
• Knowledge and experience in the following: 

o Creation of technical business continuity and disaster recovery plans and activities. 
o Co-ordination of business continuity and disaster recovery testing. 
o Working with technical teams to assess business continuity capability and gaps. 
o Development of resiliency metrics and 
reports for varied audiences. 

• Experience of driving continuous improvement designed and enhancing resiliency. 
• Knowledge of information technology systems and data centre recovery and terminology. 

An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the Essential Criteria listed. 

The final stage will consist of a blended interview and a pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview, week commencing 24 August 2020. 

The blended interview will test the experience and behaviours listed in the attached job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested. 

The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working. 

Prompt notes may be referred to within the video interview if required. 

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. 

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. 

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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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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.


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