Assistant Land Registrar- National Vacancies

Assistant Land Registrar- National Vacancies

Since 1862, HM Land Registry has protected and guaranteed people’s land and property rights by keeping and maintaining the Land Register for England and Wales. HM Land Registry plays an important role in the property market, underpinning property ownership worth over £7 trillion across England and Wales. Our ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

We are now looking for 10 Assistant Land Registrars to join our Land Registration Lawyers team and play a vital role in the delivery of first-class legal services to support HMLR’s ambition
This is a national campaign and there are opportunities for successful candidates to be based at any of our 14 office locations; however, we do have an immediate need to fill vacancies in our Hull, Nottingham Peterborough and Swansea lawyer teams. Appointments will be made based on merit taking into account posts available at a given location and candidates’ stated preferences.
We offer 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

Job description

Working as part of a national team of lawyers you will manage a varied caseload of complex and sensitive cases, complaints and financial claims under the land registration legislation and help deliver the Legal and Assurance Directorates business objectives. You will support HM Land Registry’s aim to maintain trust and confidence in the property market by providing legal and technical advice, on matters such as land ownership, rights, interests affecting land and disputed applications, to our operational delivery teams based in 14 offices throughout England and Wales,

In line with government guidance relating to COVID-19, all our lawyers are currently working from home and there may be an ongoing requirement for some form of home working in the short-medium term.


To be successful, you must be qualified to practise as a Solicitor or Barrister in England and Wales or be a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. If you are not yet so qualified, you can still apply but you may be asked to produce evidence to show you are currently working towards achieving the required qualifications and expect to achieve them no later than 1 December 2020.
Due to the breadth of the role, unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from Licensed Conveyancers who are not also qualified Solicitors, Barristers or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. There are no minimum post-qualification experience requirements but knowledge of land registration, land law and conveyancing is desirable.
We are looking for applicants with legal professional skills who can exercise sound judgement to reach effective decisions quickly and who will play a vital part in delivering the first-class legal services HM Land Registry needs as we transform into a digital organisation.

See what it’s like to work here:
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HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs. We offer flexible working to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us.

You could be protecting property ownership by making updates to the Land Register, or working in our digital, data and technology teams, designing the property market of the future.

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.

For more information please see the attached prospectus.
Selection process details
To apply, please register on the Civil Service Jobs website and follow the online application process. You will be required to cut and paste your CV into the online form to include your qualifications and relevant roles (with main duties / key responsibilities only please); removing any personal details as the sift process is anonymous.
Within the role specific question boxes, you will be required to provide evidence of how you demonstrate the essential ‘experience’ criteria, from the attached job description in no more than 500 words each for the three areas: