Specialist Infrastructure Engineer

Plymouth, Devon
13 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Infrastructure Engineer (Security Administration)

Closing date: 2 Oct 2017




Based in Seaton Court, Plymouth but travel to other offices may be required

About the job Job description

This is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we aim to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. We are now looking for a Specialist Infrastructure Engineer (Security Administration) to help us with our investment in delivering efficient and professional services to our customers. 

We need dynamic, resourceful and ambitious individuals to join the Digital, Data and Technology teams and contribute to transforming HMLR from the highly efficient, productive and respected organisation it is now into the responsive, innovative and exceptional organisation it will become. 

The successful candidate will have experience in the use of Windows Server 2008 or later and have experience in one of either areas; Active Directory; Group Policy; NTFS Security or Linux. 

HM Land Registry (HMLR) is a government department created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales. Our mission is: “Your land and property rights: guaranteed and protected”. We safeguard land and property ownership worth more than £4 trillion, including more than £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 24 million titles, which show evidence of ownership, covering more than 84% of the land mass. 

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. Our teams are at the heart of HMLR’s move to more agile delivery of cutting-edge digital services while maintaining our excellent system availability to our customers. 

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. 

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: 

• childcare vouchers towards the cost of childcare on contracted days of employment; 
• 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; and 
• paid volunteering leave. 

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. 

Health and wellbeing 

We offer: 

• 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. 

For more information about the job, please see the attached job description. 

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

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


For further information on our benefits please see 'Working for HM Land Registry' at Working for Land Registry 


An IT Allowance of up to £4,563 can be payable on meeting qualifying criteria

Things you need to know Security

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

Selection process details

At shortlisting stage your application will be considered against the examples and evidence demonstrating the essential criteria for the role. These criteria, the desirable criteria and the competencies may all be tested at later stages during the selection process. 

The final selection stage will consist of a competency based interview on the competencies listed on the job description and a pre-prepared presentation. 

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. 


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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Further information

*About the salary: For existing civil servants where a level transfer occurs existing salary will be honoured. Where this falls below the Land Registry minimum the minimum will be paid. When Land Registry maximum is exceeded existing salary will be retained on a mark-time basis. 
An individual joining Land Registry on promotion from another government department / agency will be placed on the minimum of the higher pay range.

Current Land Registry apprentices are eligible to apply for all stages of recruitment competition. Current apprentices who are successful in gaining a new post within Land Registry will continue with the apprenticeship studies where possible until completion of the Apprenticeship Framework. 

Candidates should ensure they read the attached guidance fully before submitting an application.