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Business Manager – 60391
£36,049 – £47,591


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:

Business Manager to CDIO

Location: National*

Closing Date: 1st July 2022

Interviews: 14th July 2022

Grade: SEO

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

Working pattern: full time

Vacancy number: 60391

*We are currently offering hybrid working which includes 2 days per week in your local office. Office locations can be found here

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Business Manager to the Chief Digital and Information Officer here at MoJ Justice Digital, to be part of our warm and collaborative CDIO Office team.

The Justice Digital team is made up of around 1,300 digital and technology specialists, located throughout the UK with hubs in London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Glasgow. We support the 80,000 staff working within the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) who do important, even life-changing work, with citizens and legal professionals.

As a function, we provide digital services, technology and support for the digital transformation of prisons, probation and wider justice system through:

  • Fixing the basics, providing modern and secure technology to users across the department.

  • Making things more efficient by providing access to justice through simpler services such as applying for legal aid online

  • Thinking about the whole system – working with colleagues across the justice system to design and deliver services that really work for those that use them

  • Building diverse, inclusive and brilliant teams to reflect the users that we serve

To help picture your life at Justice Digital please take a look at our blog and our 2025 Digital Strategy.

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

Key Responsibilities:

The Business Managers will support the smooth and effective running of the CDIO’s office. This is a varied role that requires a deep understanding of the CDIO’s strategy, excellent organisational skills and the ability to relentlessly prioritise. It involves managing correspondence, external events, engagement activities, briefings and supporting other members of the team. 

You will:

  • Support the CDIO by managing the CDIO’s workload and priorities.

  • Preparing and briefing CDIO for meetings and events.

  • Monitor the CDIO inbox, responding to emails where appropriate, flagging them to the CDIO or allocating them to colleagues.

  • 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 CDIO, 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.

  • Coordinate the CDIO’s participation in meetings, events and communications, advising on speaking engagements and messaging.

  • Support the Diary Manager in the prioritisation of meetings.

  • Accompany the CDIO to meetings, as necessary, and action points from these meetings.

  • Shaping and delivering ad hoc projects to improve Justice Digital operations and the efficiency of the function.

  • Optimising the running of the CDIO’s office by helping maintain processes, systems and information/records.

  • Building and maintaining a strong network across the function, the department and Whitehall.

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

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


  • Proven track record in a fast-paced ‘Office’ (Director, Deputy Director, C-Level Executive) within a large and complex organisation (preferably Government or Public Sector)

  • Demonstrable experience shaping and delivering operational improvement projects. You drive initiatives autonomously and are able to keep the CDIO up-to-date as needed.

  • 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.)

You will be required to meet 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.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit CV and Cover Letter which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

In Justice Digital, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology CapabilityandSuccess 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

Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel.

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on “Communicating & Influencing” will be conducted prior to the sift.

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


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

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