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Lead Technical Architect (Software) - *Candidate pack updated* HM Land Registry

Government Digital & Data -

Full-time (Permanent)
£63,100 - £80,400
Published on
16 May 2024
3 June 2024

Lead Technical Architect (Software) - *Candidate pack updated*

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 3rd June 2024


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£63,100 - £80,400

Government Digital & Data Framework Eligible

A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Grade 7

Contract type


Business area

HMLR - Transformation and Technology

Type of role

Architecture and Data
Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time

Number of jobs available




Birkenhead, North West England, CH41 6DU : Croydon, London (region), CR0 2AQ : Coventry, West Midlands (England), CV1 2WT : Durham, North East England, DH1 5TR : Weymouth, South West England, DT4 9TT : Gloucester, South West England, GL1 1DQ : Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber, HU2 8JN : Leicester, East Midlands (England), LE3 5DR : Nottingham, East Midlands (England), NG2 1AW : Peterborough, East of England, PE1 1QF : Plymouth, South West England, PL6 5WS : Warton, North West England, PR4 1TE : Swansea, Wales, SA7 9FQ : Telford, West Midlands (England), TF3 4LR

About the job

Job summary

HM Land Registry's 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.

We're looking for 2 Lead Technical Architects (Software), to join our Transformation and Technology Directorate to help us achieve this.

Job description

Reporting to the Head of Solution & Software Architecture, Lead Technical Architects provide architectural and technology leadership to specific work streams/domains . We are looking for two Lead Technical Architects with expertise in creating software based solutions to support our digitalisation and modernisation activities, in alignment with our Technology Strategy. 

There will be frequent travel required to the Plymouth office to work with colleagues. Please note that due to the nature of the role, you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

HMLR believe that a blended approach to where you work that enables some time working from home, as well as in the office may give you an improved experience and has clear business benefits, therefore we expect everyone to spend at least 60% of their working time in the office. 

Please see attached candidate pack for further information on this role. 

Person specification

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • be responsible for leading the technical design of systems and services, justifying and communicating design decisions
  • assure other services and system quality, ensuring the technical work fits into the broader strategy for government
  • explore the benefits of cross-government alignment
  • provide mentoring within teams
  • provide leadership to other architects

For applicants applying to our Coventry office, please note that our office will be moving to our new location, Cheylesmore House, 5 Quinton Road, Coventry CV1 2WT. The move from our current location (CV1 3BH) will happen in phases, with all staff due to have moved to Cheylesmore House by July 2024.

Where an individual taking up the responsibility will be based in Swansea Office, the ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

Technical skills

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

  • Communicating between the technical and non-technical
  • Governance and assurance
  • Making and guiding decisions
  • Strategy
  • Turning business problems into technical design
  • Understanding the whole context


Alongside your salary of £63,100, HM Land Registry contributes £17,037 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

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/


At HM Land Registry our vision is a world leading property market as part of a thriving economy and a sustainable future. We are unique in terms of the economic and social impacts of our work, our ability to make a positive difference to the lives of our customers, our sense of mission, and our great people.  They are the foundation of all we have achieved and all we aspire to in the future. We want our people to feel proud to work for HM Land Registry and able to fulfil their full potential.

We have a strong and positive culture, a commitment to inclusivity, an emphasis on continuous learning and development, and flexible ways of working. We offer competitive pay and annual leave, attractive pension options and a wide range of other benefits.

  • We have integrity– we value honesty, trust and doing the right thing in the right way.
  • We drive innovation– we are forward-thinking, embrace change and are continually improving our processes.
  • We are professional– we value and grow our knowledge and professional expertise.
  • We give assurance– we guarantee our services and provide confidence to the property market.

You can find more information on our rewards package on our website.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

Please cut and paste an anonymous CV into the online application form when prompted and include your qualifications and career history.

You will then be asked to complete the Personal Statement section (in no more than 500 words). This should be used to provide details of how you meet the two essential technical criteria listed below:

  • Communicating between the technical and non-technical: You can mediate between people and mend relationships, communicating with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Turning business problems into technical design: You can design systems characterised by high levels of risk, impact, and business or technical complexity.

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 23:55pm on the advertised date.

The sift will take place once we have received your application and if successful at the 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.

Interviews are due to take place week commencing Monday 10 June 2024.

Candidates may refer to notes within their video interview but they should be used as a prompt only.

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.

You can find more information on how we use your personal data on our website

Please note, the Civil Service values honesty and integrity and expect all candidates to abide by these principles. Please ensure all examples provided throughout the entire recruitment process are of your own experience.

HM Land Registry take any incidences of cheating very seriously. Any detected instances of plagiarism or other forms of cheating, including the use of artificial intelligence, will be investigated and, if proven, the relevant applications will be withdrawn from the process.

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


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

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