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Infrastructure Engineer (Security Administration)

Company HM Land Registry Location Plymouth
Contract Permanent Position Salary £25,247 (plus IT allowance of up to £4,609 may be payable)
Sector(s) Computer Science, Public Sector

Job Description

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we 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 Infrastructure Engineer (Security Administration) to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this. 

The role 

We are looking for talented and tenacious people to join our Security Administration team, the team deliver a range of activities to support the deliver and maintenance of HM Land Registry's security systems. They provide support to over 3500 internal users and hundreds of thousands of external digital portal customers. 

The person 

The successful candidate will already have experience in server administration, PowerShell (or equivalent) and the patching and maintenance of server systems. You will be expected to plan and prioritise your own work load and work effectively as part of a team. You will have good communication skills and can demonstrate a logical analytical approach to problem solving and the initiative and determination to complete tasks. 

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. 

The organisation 

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. 


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 and flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

We also offer: 
• an 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; 
• paid volunteering leave; 
• 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, a Microsoft Home Use programme and shopping, leisure and finance discounts. 

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 more than 70 classroom-based courses and online packages. 

For more information about the job, please see the attached candidate information pack.


• 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:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


An IT Allowance of up to £4,609 can be payable on meeting qualifying criteria.

Things you need to know


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

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

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
Please upload your CV to include your Qualifications and Experience. The Personal Statement section (in no more than 1200 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential experience listed on the Job Description: 

• Experience in server administration (windows or Linux) 
• Experience of PowerShell or an equivalent. 
• Experience in the patching and maintenance of server systems. 
• Experience in problem solving and analysis. 

The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview. 

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.


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.


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