Senior Technical Architects - Data, Business, Solution & Software and Security *closing date extended*

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 31st January 2022


Reference number



£51,198 - £53,541
Croydon Office with London Weighting £55,194 - £57,347 - A non-pensionable IT allowance of £4,609 is payable (inclusive within salary information).


Senior Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

HMLR - Digital, Data and Technology

Type of role

Architecture and Data
Business Management and Improvement
Senior leadership

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Homeworking, Part-time

Number of posts



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

About the job


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.

The HM Land Registry Vision is “to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity, and an open approach to data.”

To deliver this, the Architecture Practice vision is “to become a high performing practice that will lead transformation of the organisation by ensuring we use the right technologies, at the right time, in the right way.”

Given the scale of change we are seeking Senior Technical Architects who can understand the magnitude of the challenge, taking a top down view to identify the things we need to change but still getting close to the tech and delivery aspects of architecture.

The Architecture Practice produces the Technology Strategy to ensure HMLR is moving towards a collectively agreed and understood target state that aligns with the business objectives of HMLR.

The Architecture Practice uses the Technology Strategy to:

• inform all decisions on technical architecture & design across the domains of business, data, software, infrastructure and security.
• guide leadership, influence future technology decisions and supports the development of roadmaps.
• provide the validation framework to technically assure business change.
• avoid technical debt, or technology lock-in, by ensuring it evolves with HMLR’s needs and remains relevant.

HMLR is on a transformation journey and the architecture practice supports this by producing a forward view of our intentional architecture. This enables fast paced change without sacrificing governance and oversight by producing essential rather than extensive documentation.

Job description

Please see the candidate pack and job descriptions for the Person Specification and essential skills required for each specific domain.


We need people who can…

• Take a top down view to identify the things we need to change and be able to evaluate the impact of change on our IT estate, both current and future.
• Consider how the solution will operate in its own context and how it will function in the context of the larger ecosystem.
• Solve complex problems.
• Develop a solution working with software engineers and other architects, who have different domain specialisms, to deliver the “best fit” solutions which bring quantifiable benefits whilst optimising cost.
• Work collaboratively with multiple agile delivery teams to deliver the required outcomes.
• Understand the needs of stakeholders, and identify technical challenges and changes needed.
• Be comfortable with the unknown and provide the structure and clarity to resolve.
• Take accountability for end-to-end solutions from initiation to initial delivery and its ongoing lifecycle in line with our strategies and intentions.
• Evidence experience of using and understanding of a broad range of technologies, tools and processes.
• Communication with stakeholders while having a good grasp on how to negotiate with different parties
• Deliver compliance in line with our security requirements, legal and our legislative responsibilities.
• Build relationships with our external vendors and other government departments.
• Understand the commercial aspects for supplier selection and relationships.
• Proactively keep abreast of the upcoming technologies and changes in the industry.

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following links:
Building our digital capability through Communities of Practice
Working for HM Land Registry/


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.
Please see a list of full benefits:

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

HM Land Registry are working with our Recruitment Partner Digital Ignite for this campaign. Please send your CV to: and detail how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Description.

We also need you to fill out a very quick diversity form, please email along with your CV to:

The information you provide will help support us to ensure that our recruitment processes are fair to all and allow us to attract diverse and talented candidates. Any information provided on this form will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. It will not be seen by anybody directly involved in the selection process.

If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to attend a remote blended interview and pre-prepared presentation. The blended interview will assess the essential technical skills and experience criteria, as well as the strengths associated with the role.

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.

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 :  Tony Parish - Digital Ignite Consultant
Email :
Recruitment team :
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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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