£30,389 - £37,806 a year
Contract

It is an extremely exciting time here at HM Courts and Tribunals Service. We are currently undertaking a first-of-its-kind Change Programme aimed at delivering pioneering judicial services that better serve the public, and with over £1 Billion of funding this is the most ambitious programme of its kind anywhere in the world.

The Programme includes modernising the court estate, utilising the latest technology to digitise services where appropriate, speeding up and streamlining working practices, refurbishing buildings to reduce maintenance costs and provide much improved services for service users, especially vulnerable witnesses and victims.

As part of the Change Directorate you will be at the forefront of facilitating and implementing change in our world-leading justice system. The Programme is ambitious and we need resilient, resourceful and adaptable people to make it happen. This is an opportunity to gain fantastic experience in a major transformation programme, develop a range of effective business skills and play a key role in how justice is delivered in this country.

Can you deliver in a fast-paced environment that is changing constantly? Does developing pioneering new services focussed on the end-user excite you? If so, please read on and apply today.

Project Officer – Civil, Family and Tribunals Programme

Civil, Family and Tribunals (CFT) is one of the key programmes enabling the transformation of judicial services. Current HMCTS services are typically supported by high-volume, paper based processes. The CFT Programme’s main technology objective is to develop efficient, proportionate and accessible digital services delivering access to justice via appropriate modern channels. These digital services are being developed within a coherent architecture which maximises reuse across the services.

As the Project Officer your key purpose is to enable the smooth running of a project by supporting the project manager through the operation of project management processes, and the co-ordination of business management actions and activities on their behalf:

  • Supply excellent project or programme related support across the CFT programme
  • Assist with effective communication between project management and the business
  • Provide a central project support services across the Change Directorate
  • Maintaining central project records and producing regular management reports

This role will give you a fantastic opportunity to work closely with senior internal and external stakeholders at the heart of change, to learn how a large and complex portfolio operates as well as develop a broad range of effective business skills and a variety of exemplar project, programme and portfolio management techniques and tools.

Key Project Officer responsibilities

These vary according to individual projects but will include:

  • Implement and maintain appropriate systems to enable effective planning and scheduling.
  • Establish and maintain project controls, keeping the project manager aware of the project status. Prepare project performance reports, presenting statistics and researching new information.
  • Manage professional relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, and act as lead point of contact for some external parties. Draft and sign-off correspondence.
  • Monitor project spend and contribute to the compilation of budgets and the development of the business case. Ensures an accurate asset register is maintained.
  • Manage potential risk areas, working with risk managers and escalating as appropriate.
  • Ensure organisational tasks are carried out efficiently. Manage and monitor compliance of the project with Departmental Security, Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Business Continuity and Business Planning.
  • Lead a team responsible for identifying, developing and deploying resources. Manage workforce planning, providing information for effective decision making to the Project Manager. Procurement of supplies and services related to project support within Delegated Financial Authority limits.

The post holder is required to work in a flexible way and undertake any other duties reasonably requested by line management which are commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post.

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous experience working as a member of a large project team, or a project manager for a small, low complexity project
  • Creation and maintenance of delivery plans, ideally for a project, so that delivery, costs and benefits can be identified and managed.
  • Experience of building productive relationships with internal and external Stakeholders such as project managers and business owners; including the identification of risks, issues and dependencies and seeking agreements/trade-offs to keep delivery on track.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales, managing your priorities and ensuring delivery of quality products.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a non-technical audience

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of analysis to determine impacts of changes and inform strategic decision making.
  • Identifying, managing and resolving strategic risks and issues so that delivery remains on track.
  • Dependency identification and management so that accountabilities and responsibilities are clear and can be tracked.
  • Knowledge of a breadth of project / programme management methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, MSP etc).

Application

Whilst completing your application, you will be asked to complete an “Overall Statement of Suitability”. Here, you will need to demonstrate (in a maximum of 750 words) that you have the experience required in delivering high profile projects, ideally within a Programme environment, that you can thrive in an environment that is changing constantly, that you can deal with uncertainty and that you are committed to developing services that are based on the needs of the end recipient of the service provided as well as the needs of those who administer the services provided. We are specifically looking for evidence in your 750-word Statement of Suitability against the ‘Essential Criteria’. Please attach this to your CV.

Fixed Term Appointment

This appointment will be made on a fixed term basis, due to the time limited nature of the Reform Programme.

For existing civil servants, whilst the role itself is time limited, at the end of the fixed term period, you will retain your permanent status but will be placed on the re-deployment register.

Secondments and loans will be considered on an individual basis.


Additional Information

Whilst completing your application, you will be asked to complete an “Overall Statement of Suitability”. Here, you will need to demonstrate (in a maximum of 750 words) that you have the experience required in delivering high profile projects, ideally within a Programme environment, that you can thrive in an environment that is changing constantly, that you can deal with uncertainty and that you are committed to developing services that are based on the needs of the end recipient of the service provided as well as the needs of those who administer the services provided. We are specifically looking for evidence in your 750-word Statement of Suitability against the ‘Essential Criteria’. Please attach this to your CV.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Generous allowances for paid holiday starting at 25 days per year, and rising as your service increases. There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Pension

The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as salary sacrifice arrangements for childcare vouchers, and voluntary benefits such as retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Interview dates
Interviews are expected to be held in early May at 102 Petty France, London.
Closing Date:

05/04/2019, 23:55 hours

Contact information
If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk Please quote the job reference - 25231.

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why.

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Candidate Information

You may be required to provide statements describing your skills and experience relevant to each of the selection criteria. We recommend that you structure any examples as Situation, Task, Action and Result. For more information about the recruitment process and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Link: https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ

In the event of a large number of applications, we reserve the right to undertake the following processes:


  • An automated online test where a benchmark must be passed to progress;
  • A sift on the lead selection criteria. If this happens, the lead criteria will be the first one listed in the advert.

During the selection process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment (such as written test). If this is applicable you will be notified of this when you are invited to interview.


if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk) in the first instance
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