Information Security Assurance Manager

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 17th October 2021


Reference number



£38,552 - £40,861
£42,099 - £44,262 for London (Croydon). Higher starting salary within the advertised range may be considered for exceptional candidates.


Senior Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

HMLR - Legal Services

Type of role

Information Technology
Project Delivery
Risk Management

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts



Birkenhead, North West, CH41 6DU : Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3BH : Durham, North East, DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West, DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West, GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands, LE3 5DR : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Peterborough, Eastern, PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS : Preston, North West, PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands, TF3 4LR

About the job


It's an exciting time to join us, as HM Land Registry (HMLR) is committed to becoming the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data, and aiming to achieve comprehensive registration by 2030.

We are looking to appoint to the role of Information Security Assurance Manager, responsible for assuring that HM Land Registry (HMLR) remains compliant with international standards, industry best practices, regulation and government policy. Provide assurance to the Deputy Security Advisor – Head of Cyber Security on suitability and effectiveness of quality assurance policies and practices throughout current and developing IT services. Deliver effective, consistent IT assurance, audit and compliance across HMLR.

You can be based at any of our 14 locations. Successful applicants must be willing to travel to other HMLR locations, with occasional overnight stays required. Travel will be required to Seaton Court, Plymouth specifically.

Job description

You will develop and deliver a mature objectives-focused and risk-based approach to information security, delivering evidence-based assurance processes.

Fundamental to this role is the ability to lead information security assurance for complex, novel, contentious or highly scrutinised programmes.


You will develop and ensure that assurance reporting meets internal and external requirements and supports effective management of HMLR information security risks.

Lead information security assurance for complex, novel, contentious or highly scrutinised programmes.

Supporting policy decisions on the pragmatic approach to Information Security Assurance for both day to day operations and solutions development, working closely with stakeholders in Digital, Data & Technology Directorate (DDaT) and the wider organisation as appropriate.

See the attached candidate pack for further information about the role.

For more information about what it's like to work here please see the following link:

Working for HM Land Registry/


Internationally recognised compliance/assurance professional qualifications, for example:
• ISO27001 Auditor
• CISA: Certified Information Security Auditor
• NCSC Certification for Cyber Security/IA Professionals (CCP) Senior as an Accreditor, Auditor, or Security Information Risk Advisor

Demonstratable equivalent experience in delivering effective assurance activity for an organisation wide information security programme


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

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing


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.

See our vetting charter.
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 and Experience.
Please upload your CV to include your work history. The Statement of Suitability section should be used to outline your skills and experience for the role. In no more than 1000 words please provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed below:

• Coordination and management to meet information security standards, such as ISO27001
• Industry experience in IT security and at least one of the following: Governance, Risk Management and Policy, IT Service Management, IT audit and compliance
• Proven communication and influencing skills
• Excellent analytical skills with a proven ability to understand, interpret and make sense of complex and seemingly contradictory information.
• Good people management skills

The sift will take place shortly after the closing date. If successful at sift you will be invited to attend a virtual, electronic interview and pre-prepared technical presentation exercise week commencing 1st November 2021.

Please note that in the event of a high number of applications the following leading criteria will be sifted on first:

• Coordination and management to meet information security standards, such as ISO27001

The blended interview will test the technical, experience and behaviours listed in the job description.

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.

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.

We are now trialling a hybrid model at HMLR, which involves a blended approach of working from home and the office as required to achieve desired outcomes. In the Risk and Assurance function, we have currently set a baseline of once a week in the office, based on personal preference & led by business need. HMLR IT Kit cannot be taken outside of the UK due to security implications. An individual also has to be in a position to collect their IT kit from one of the 14 locations on the date they join HMLR and be in a position to work from one of these locations as and when required.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:
Job Applicant Personal Information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Roy Singer
Email :
Recruitment team :
Email :

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission:

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