Working for Land Registry

The recruitment process, workplace benefits, holiday and leave, pay, pension and conditions at Land Registry.

Our vision is ‘to be recognised as a world leader in the digital delivery of land registration services and in the management and reuse of land and property data’. Our people help us achieve this vision.

We currently employ around 4,500 people, from technical caseworkers to IT specialists, commercially focused experts, policy advisers, specialists working across a range of support functions, and many others. Land Registry recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and treats all employees with dignity and respect.

We aim to provide equal opportunities in employment, and advancement for everyone.

How to apply

We advertise our jobs on the Civil Service jobs site.

Guidance for candidates applying for Land Registry (MS Word Document, 2.91MB)
Registration with Civil Service Jobs (MS Word Document, 4.32MB)

Our recruitment is based on the Civil Service recruitment principles, which means that selection for positions is based on merit and on the basis of fair and open competition. Candidates are assessed against:

  • essential criteria specific to each role
  • our competency framework
  • our values and leadership behaviours (where relevant)


We’re committed to treating our people well, and as part of the Civil Service we offer an enviable range of benefits. These include:

Annual leave

The annual leave entitlement for a full-time member of staff usually starts at 28.5 days. In addition, all staff will receive 8 public holidays.

Working hours

You will normally be expected to work 37 hours a week (36 hours a week in Croydon). Most offices are open from 7am to 6pm, staff work core hours and have flexible start and finish times.


Provided there is work for you to do, flexible working hours provide the opportunity for you to build up flexi credit. This credit can then be used to take up to 24 days per year of flexi leave.

Pension scheme

The civil service pension arrangements form an important part of the pay and reward packages we offer our employees.

If you join the pension arrangements we will contribute a significant amount of money to your pension. Further details can be found on the Civil Service pensions website.

Social Life

Every office has a social and sports club; Land Registry holds annual events such as a national sports day, a charity relay and also a quiz. We have teams in sports such as netball, football, cricket and hockey who compete in national Civil Service competitions.


For those employees who cycle to work, Land Registry offers an interest free bike loan for the purchase of a bicycle and necessary safety equipment.

We also offer staff interest free loans for the purchase of a quarterly or longer season ticket. Repayments are made via salary over the length of the ticket period.

Family-friendly organisation

A range of policies are available, such as part-time working, job sharing, parental leave and career breaks. All are designed to help you combine work and domestic responsibilities.

Maternity and paternity leave

You are entitled to a maximum of 1 year maternity leave. Subject to certain conditions you will be on full pay for up to 26 weeks.

Paternity leave allowance of 2 weeks plus 4 days paid leave is an enhancement of the statutory entitlement.

Training and development opportunities

Access to Civil Service Learning, which offers over 70 class-room based courses and many more online packages. Within Land Registry you’ll be empowered to take control of your own career through formalised and self driven development opportunities.


Land Registry parents are eligible to receive a subsidy of up to 25% towards the cost of childcare on contracted days of employment.

Land Registry offers many other benefits including discounted healthcare packages, Microsoft Home Use Programme for Microsoft Office Products (potential saving of over £300), long service awards, employee recognition scheme, 2 days per year paid leave for volunteering in the community, an employee support service that offers advice, guidance, information, counselling and support on a wide range of issues.