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Data Improvement Manager for rehabilitation data, Data Improvement Programme, (Senior Executive Officer, 1 role available) Data & Analysis, Ministry of Justice – 71899
£37,683 – £48,067


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:

Do you have the passion, values, and ability to help us solve the biggest problems of the justice system?

Data Improvement Manager for rehabilitation data (SEO), Data Improvement Programme,Data & Analysis, Ministry of Justice


This is an exciting opportunity for 1 Band B (SEO) to join the Data Improvement Programme within the Data and Analysis Directorate (D&A).

You will be part of an innovative team responsible for transforming the use of data to drive positive outcomes and decision-making across the criminal justice system by implementing our recently developed, ambitious data strategy.

Successful candidates will join an established team working across several important MoJ data transformation programmes. You will support multi-year change programmes that are focused on improving data related to rehabilitation, specifically interventions and the assessments of risks, needs, and strengths of people in the criminal justice system.

About Data & Analysis

We are passionate about improving justice outcomes through innovative research, data and analysis.

In Data and Analysis, we provide high quality data and analysis helping to ensure strategic, policy, finance, corporate and operational decisions are based on robust evidence.

We create a culture in which people are empowered with the data and information to make excellent decisions; using cutting edge tools, techniques and collaboration; putting evidence at the heart of the justice system.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of around 500 staff that sits at the heart of the Ministry of Justice providing analytical support across a diverse and exciting agenda. We work in a dynamic and fast-paced context and our skills are in heavy demand across the Ministry of Justice. Our collaborations beyond government are seen as ground-breaking.

The Data and Analysis community is made up of analysts and specialists including: Social Researchers, Economists, Operational Researchers, Statisticians, Data Engineers, Data Scientists and other data specialists (such as data strategists, data dissemination, generalists and assurance experts)

Why work in Data and Analysis?

In Data and Analysis, we want all our people to feel valued for who they are and for the work they do. We provide a warm, inclusive place to work and offer a wide range of flexibilities and benefits as part of our people offer to reward our staff.

What we offer

  • Flexible working arrangements and a focus on equality of opportunity – including welcoming part-time and/or job-share arrangements, compressed hours, working from home or your nearest Justice Collaboration Centres or Justice Satellite Office.
  • Career development – regular development and promotion opportunities across a wide range of roles, career development support, with a generous individual learning and development budget.
  • Range of new areas of work and new tools and techniques – we pride ourselves on our excellent deployment of well-established analytical methods, but also our progress to date. Progress such as our ambitious and innovative transformation programme to leverage departmental data and drive evidence-based decision-making using cutting-edge tools and techniques (for example: experimentation, personalisation, artificial intelligence).
  • Analysis is at the centre of the Department’s decision making – our transformation programme is focused on maximising our impact on departmental outcomes. The Ministry of Justice’s Senior Team and our Ministerial Team want all decisions to be evidence driven – your analysis will be key in influencing decisions and real-world impact
  • Vibrant community – part of a multidisciplinary team that has a supportive culture and is looking to further develop the community with the help of everyone.
  • See the frontline and what your work is influencing – regular opportunities to visit our front-line service providers, including courts, prisons, and probation to better understand the areas your analysis is affecting.

What you’ll do  

This role will be part of a team responsible for delivering our ambitious and innovative Data Strategy across the justice system and will focus on rehabilitation-related data, interventions and assessments specifically. You will ensure that new strategies and digital services in the area of risk & need assessments and intervention provision will work just as well for data users as they do for operational colleagues.

You will work as an integrator between multiple teams ranging from data scientists,analysts, and statisticians to digital, policy, and operational delivery. You will feel comfortable negotiating at a senior level and delivering across a complex strategic landscape. will help define appropriate data governance and spot opportunities to maximise the value of our data and you will develop toolkits and principles that enable digital and analytical teams to apply our ambitious data strategy to the development of new and existing data products. 

This role may include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Building strong relationships across the MoJ to achieve shared strategic goals around data improvements
  • Delivering improvements for operational colleagues across prison and probation by improving insights and evidence as well as data structures and governance processes
    Working with analysts, data scientists, data engineers, data architects, digital teams, policy, and operational teams to maximise the value of our data and build innovative solutions to longstanding and emerging data issues
  • Embedding in a digital team to ensure that the needs of data users are being met in digital design
  • Mapping data flows and collecting data pain points and translating them into data requirements for digital product teams
  • Influencing data collection procedures by highlighting advantages of digital, structured, and validated data sets
  • Working with a range of digital and technical teams to support the MoJ’s move from big, monolithic digital services to smaller, more specialised digital services
  • Be the voice of data users on programme boards and ensure that data is considered at all steps of the change journey
  • Acting as a translator across technical and non-technical areas. However, this role does not require you to do technical data analysis and doesn’t expect you to have done analytical tasks before.
  • Identifying data opportunities early, challenging stakeholders to think in the medium to long-term, and ensuring solutions contribute to our overall strategic vision and roadmap
  • Creating a shared organisational understanding of the data we do/should/could collect, how to manage it, and how to utilise it to achieve improved outcomes

Who you are

The ideal candidate: 

  • Is a strong communicator, who works collaboratively to build consensus in a fast-changing strategic and delivery environment
  • Has a demonstrated track record of managing complex and diverse stakeholder relationships
  • Is comfortable changing their approach to respond to emerging issues and risks, while maintaining a strong focus on overall strategic goals
  • Has a track record in working with data and data systems, understanding the value of high-quality data in enabling analysis that drives positive outcomes
  • Understands and values justice system users, and works hard to deliver quantified value for them
  • Has an interest in topics related to the rehabilitation of people in the criminal justice system, particularly offending behaviour programmes and risk & need assessments
  • Proactively manages their own priorities, taking a vision and making it reality
  • Will be able to change focus quickly from detail-minded work to strategic, big picture thinking.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the online application form which require you to write behaviour examples for 4 civil service behaviours:

  • Communicating and Influencing  
  • Changing and Improving 
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Delivering at Pace

You will also be asked during the application to submit an anonymised CV. It should be no more than 2 pages long and should show us your work history and previous experience. It should be well structured, succinct and written in clear language.

Selection Process

There will be an initial sift of applicants through comparing submitted evidence against the 4 behaviours listed above and your CV. This usually takes two weeks, depending on the number of applications. Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead behaviour, Communicating & Influencing.

Those who make it through the initial sift will be invited to a Civil Service Success Profile interview. In the Civil Service we use Success Profiles to help us find the right person for the job. We will be using a mixture of methods to assess your abilities, strengths, experience, technical skills and behaviours. We highly recommend learning about Success Profiles and using the Situation, Task, Action, Result and Reflection (STARR) framework when structuring your answers.

The highest scoring candidates that pass the interview will be offered the roles. The whole process can take up to a month.


You will be assessed against the Civil service success profiles framework at interview stage:

  • Communicating and Influencing  
  • Changing and Improving 
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Delivering at Pace

Please also refer to the CS Behaviours framework for more details at this grade. 

Applicants invited for Interview 

You will be required to give a 5-minute presentation at interview. Details of this will be sent to those candidates who are invited for interview. Interviews are expected to take place in in February 2023.


The national salary range is £37,683 - £41,506, London salary range is £43,647 - £48,067. Your salary will be dependent on your base location

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

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.


The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

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.


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


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


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.


  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

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. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

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: