We are a major government department at the heart of the justice system, employing over 79,000 people across the country. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society
Each year, millions of people use our services across the UK – accessing our courts and legal aid, interacting with our prison and probation officers, and receiving advice and support from our agencies. Our staff are proud to work for an employer that has a real and positive impact on people’s lives.
Our staff work together and across government to protect the principles of justice – whether they are providing advice and guidance to prevent reoffending, or they are bringing the principles of justice to life for society through policy and communication.
We offer interesting and important work to people who care about making a difference.
Working for the Ministry of Justice means that you will benefit from a work-life balance that works for you, a generous pension, and a range of development opportunities including courses and accredited apprenticeships, as well as staff voucher schemes.
Find out why our staff have said they feel a sense of purpose in their work.
Where we work
We work through our agencies in locations across the UK.
"Our team is multi-disciplinary – we’ve got a lawyer from Argentina, a former prison psychologist and ex-consultants. We’re all so different in the way we think."
Amanda Smith Head of User Centred Policy Design, Digital & Technology
HM Prison &
"I can be a role model to those who want to change and follow the right path in life."
Officer Howell HMP Bristol
HM Courts &
"I never studied law so everything I know now has been learnt on the job which has been challenging but rewarding. I’m proud I’ve been able to learn new skills."
Fatemah Salajee Court Clerk
"I'm proud of the work I do to ensure the impact of violent crime on a victim’s life is recognised. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worthwhile."
Mary-Frances Fennell Decision Team Manager
Legal Aid Agency
"I work across MoJ to build awareness about social mobility. I wanted to make a change – where we start out in life shouldn’t determine where we end up."
Jay Connolly Social Mobility Programme Officer
"I've been given support from my manager for my personal development with training. I've also been presented with many opportunities to showcase my cultural heritage by putting on events for the staff."
Elaine Wong Content Design Support Officer
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone irrespective of background, identity, experience or circumstance, and particularly those underrepresented in our workforce. We strive for a workforce that is representative of our society and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. When people come to work for us we want them to feel safe and that they belong, are treated with empathy and respect, and have the support and solidarity of their colleagues and managers, so we can all deliver our services fairly and in response to individual needs. In joining us, you join an organisation which is committed to the values of humanity, openness, together and purpose. Find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace.Search jobs