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Administration / Corporate Support

Deputy Head of Social Mobility – 50590
£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.

Overview of the role: 

To manage MoJ’s nationally-acclaimed Social Mobility Programme interventions and support the MoJ Head of Social Mobility & Operational Delivery Profession Lead (HoSM/ODP Lead) to engage and build capability with the MoJ workforce and wider Civil Service.

Summary: 

The MoJ Deputy Head of Social Mobility will manage and monitor a varied portfolio of social mobility focused programmes which are directly aligned to the delivery of strategic priorities relating to social inclusion. 

Reporting to the MoJ Head of Social Mobility & Operational Delivery Profession Lead (HoSM/ODP Lead), the Deputy Head of Social Mobility will take a lead role in ensuring that all programmes are delivered to the highest quality and to set timescales, standards and within allocated budget.

MoJ’s portfolio of interventions offers a range of opportunities both externally and internally at a departmental and cross government level, including but not limited to schools events, work experience, mentoring and internships.

The MoJ Deputy Head of Social Mobility will lead, and provide direction to, a team of experts who administer the core social mobilty programmes. In addition the role will provide support and direction to a range of stakeholders across the civil service to design and develop new interventions enhancing the scope and intersectionality of our work. 

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties:

Key responsibilities will include:

·         Supporting the MoJ Head of Social Mobility & Operational Delivery Profession Lead (HoSM/ODP Lead) with the development and implementation of the MoJ Social Mobility Strategy

·         Postholder will liaise with stakeholders within MoJ and across the civil service to support the development and delivery of a cross MoJ Operational Delivery Profession strategy providing advice and guidance.

·         Managing a high performing team to deliver the MoJ Social Mobility Programme objectives

·         Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders within and outside government

·         Managing and engaging partnering organisations, including UK schools, universities, charities, social mobility ambassadors, partner government departments, mentees, mentors and work experience students.

·         Manage the Social Mobility communications strategy to engage with and support internal and external partners, including development of guidance material and supporting documentation

·         Represent the department across government specifically by leading and engaging with workforce groups including government social mobility networks, Cabinet Office Social Mobility networks as well as chairing and setting objectives for internal networks specific to outreach, increach and recruitment

·         Supoort the delivery of the Civil Service inclusion strategy and share skills and capabilty across all D&I areas to deliver challenging aims and objectives.

·         Manage delivery and continuous development of key programmes aimed at delivering organisaitonal change across the MoJ, including:

  • Schools Programme
  • Social Mobility Ambassadors
  • Curriculum development programme
  • STEP into Justice work experience programme
  • MoJ Internships
  • Catapult Mentoring/sponsorship programme

·         Engage with and promote social mobility interventons and activities across the Ministry of Justice and partner organisations

·         Support the completion and data collection of the Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index Submission, engaging across departments to gather data to demonstrate our progress within key social mobility areas

·         Engage and improve relationships across the MoJ, including working to make strong links with our People Group team to identify joint ways to further diversify our workforce

·         Consult and advise by working with departments across the Civil Service providing support and insight to help set up their own programmes and hone talent in their departments 

Behaviours & Strengths (for Recruitment/Success Profiles):

Behaviours 

Seeing the Bigger Picture

Changing and Improving

Working together

Communicating and Influencing 

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Working knowledge of Social Mobility and how it impacts the organisation

Excellent Presentation skills

Desirable Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

Managing programmes across multiple organisations

Understanding of HR recruitment processes

Experience of developing and delivering communications

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

For nationally advertised campaigns, candidates will be appointed to their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) on the completion of pre-employment checks.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Support

  • 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 UKor Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.