DDaT Compliance Officer

Full Time
Job Description

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we continue to 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. You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.

We are now looking for Assurance Officers (one role within Risk Management and two within IT Audit and Compliance) to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.

Due to Covid-19, the role will initially be home based so an induction and training will be carried out remotely, with full support from the team. Once safe to do so, your home office will be located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth.

Job description

As an Assurance Officer, you will provide specialist assistance and guidance in the creation of policy, process and practices while ensuring that appropriate governance processes are maintained. You will also provide assurance to the Senior IT Assurance Manager on suitability and effectiveness of quality assurance policies and practices throughout current and developing IT services.

Part of the role will be to undertake audits to drive appropriate corrective and preventative actions; and provide specialist assistance and constructive challenge to people and projects in relation to compliance.


To meet the requirement of these roles, you will have industry experience in either Risk Management or IT audit and compliance along with a proven track record of providing assurance to help enable successful accreditation to international standards. You will also have proven experience in working to complete compliance and audit schedules within an IT or digital organisation.

Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand, interpret and make sense of complex information is essential. In addition you will have proven communication skills and are able to demonstrate your influencing and good people management skills.

For more information about the role(s) please see the attached candidate pack.

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.

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.


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.