Technical Business Continuity Manager

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry (HMLR) 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.

The IT Operations Practice sits within the Digital, Data and Technology directorate and is responsible for the performance and delivery of all technical infrastructure which underpins and supports the organisation. It consists of a number of technical teams which provide support, monitor and operate technical solutions.

We are now looking for a Technical Business Continuity Manager to join our Digital, Data and Technology team.

Job description

As Technical Business Continuity Manager; you will work alongside the Lead Infrastructure Team and will be responsible for developing, maintaining and testing the organisations technical business continuity plans.

You will support all business plan activities necessary to enable the organisation to manage a technical crisis event, as well as meet compliance requirements for Business Continuity Planning. One of your primary goals will be to Identify, document and test business needs against the organisations infrastructure and identify recovery strategies and gaps.

You will work with all business areas to develop and maintain a corporate wide technical Business Continuity Plan that addresses technical recovery and emergency response management. You will be required to design and outline Business Continuity Planning goals, objectives, scope and processes for organisational business plans.

In conjunction with Lead Infrastructure Engineers and Service Design and Transition specialists, you will liaise with key infrastructure teams to identify gaps, set recovery times objectives and convey business needs / expectations. You will be expected to assure delivered systems / solutions and changes against design expectations and architectural principle in relation to business continuity expectations.

You will provide technical advice and guidance to the team and wider technical community on a range of business continuity related topics. Whilst in role, you will also provide leadership and technical guidance in line with operational processes, strategy and standards that ensure the availability, performance, reliability, security and integrity of computerised data across all technical platforms.

You will need to work with key IT partners and suppliers to develop, test and implement new solutions, ensuring that the most effective technology is used to meet business requirements, whilst working with the wider organisational business continuity community to ensure plans meet wider business requirements.

Successful candidates will also act as a reference point for technical business continuity and will provide clear communication of how own teams’ work impacts other technical areas, end users and stakeholders.


To succeed in this role you will need experience of managing technical business continuity in an operational environment. This will include proven knowledge and experience in the creation of technical business continuity and disaster recovery plans and activities. co-ordination of business continuity and disaster recovery testing, working with technical teams to assess business continuity capability and gaps and development of resiliency metrics and reports for varied audiences.

In addition, you will have experience of driving continuous improvement designed and enhancing resilience, along with a working knowledge of information technology systems and data centre recovery and terminology. Strong leadership demonstrated through coaching or mentoring and well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team is essential.

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. Your home office will be 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.


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


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service


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.

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