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Mainframe Operator

Contract Type
IT, Public Sector
Based in Seaton Court, Plymouth but regular travel
Expiry Date
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.

Job Description

We are now looking for a Mainframe Operator 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.

You will have experience of working in an IT operational support role, including experience of using logical analytical skills in investigating incidents. You will have good communication skills and an understanding of what decisions to take and when to involve others. You have the ability to self-manage and develop in order to maintain skills & knowledge.

You will be working a shift rota on a shift system that operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Shifts are 12 hours duration, nights and days. Additional hours / overtime will be required on an occasional basis in order to fulfil operational requirements.


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.


Five things you didn’t know about working for our Digital, Data and Technology Directorate     


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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*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.