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Administration / Corporate Support

Business Manager – 60063
£36,049 – £47,591
National

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We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Business Manager

Location: National

Interviews: From 11th July 2022

Grade: SEO

Salary: £41,747 – £47,591 (London);  £36,049 – £41,095 (National)

Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week and flexible working options

Contract Type: Permanent Civil Servant

Vacancy number: 60063

*We are currently offering hybrid working which includes minimum 2 days per week in your local office however this is an office based role. Office locations can be found here. There is an expectation that the role will require frequent travel to London.

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Business Manager here at Justice Digital, to be part of our warm and collaborative Technology Services team.

This is a varied role that requires a deep understanding of the Director’s strategy, excellent organisational skills and the ability to relentlessly prioritise. It involves managing correspondence, key projects, engagement activities, briefings and supporting other members of the team.

To help picture your life at MoJ Justice Digital please take a look at our blog and our Digital and Technology strategy 2025

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Director in all administrative duties incl. inbox and diary management, prioritising and managing their workload and preparing agendas for meetings run by the Director.
  • Preparing and briefing Director for meetings and events.
  • Identifying important emails or communication that require immediate action, proactively gathering input from relevant team members.
  • Commission, oversee and edit briefings and submissions for the Director, liaising with other teams where necessary and ensuring these enable priorities as set out in the Justice Digital strategy to be met.
  • Collect, collate and monitor actions and other general commissions emerging from meetings.
  • Shaping and delivering ad hoc projects to improve Tech Services operations and the efficiency of the function.
  • Maintain processes, systems and information/records to optimise the running of the Directors office
  • Building and maintaining a strong network across the department, Justice Digital and other senior areas of the MoJ.
  • Line Management of Business Support Manager: providing support in prioritising Directors workload and meetings, providing training and development.
  • Driving and delegation of key projects and initiatives to improve efficiency of directors office to all departmental Business Support Managers.

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply! 

Person Specification

Essential

  • Proven track record in a fast-paced ‘Office’ (Director, Deputy Director, C-Level Executive) within a large and complex organisation
  • Experience shaping and delivering operational improvement projects. Driving initiatives autonomously.
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills – you are able to manage multiple concurrent tasks whilst maintaining visibility and reprioritising as needed.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills – you are able to build productive relationships easily with people at all levels and engage effectively with other functions across the organisation (HR, Finance, Commercial etc.)
  • Working knowledge Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Willingness to be assessed against  the requirements for BPSS clearance.

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.

 Benefits

  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a CV and cover letter which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Working Together

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

Salary

The national salary is £36,049 - £41,095, London salary is £41,747 - £47,591. Your salary will be dependent on your base location

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