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Human Resources

Diversity and Inclusion Assistant Manager – 62184
£30,451 – £38,373
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.

About the Department

MOJ is one of the largest government departments, employing around 70,000 people (including those in the Probation Service), with a budget of approximately £9 billion. Each year, millions of people use our services across the UK – including at 500 courts and tribunals, and 133 prisons in England and Wales.

What we do

We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public. We are also responsible for the following parts of the justice system:

  • Courts,
  • Prisons,
  • Probation services,
  • Attendance centres.

We work in partnership with other government departments and agencies to reform the criminal justice system, to serve the public and support the victims of crime. We are responsible for making new laws, strengthening democracy, and safeguarding human rights.

Priorities

  • A prison and probation service that reforms offenders.
  • A modern courts and justice system.
  • A Global Britain that promotes the rule of law.
  • A transformed department that is simpler, smarter and more unified.

Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice 

MoJ Commercial and Contract Management Directorate (CCMD)

The breadth and depth of the work of the Ministry of Justice is significant.  Each year we spend circa £3.2 billion on a diverse range of goods and services.  In addition, we support some of the most innovative commercial work in government and our Directorate’s work is crucial to the successful delivery of prison reform and court reform programmes. 

The Corporate Function leads on the CCMD strategy, the commercial policies and governance and commercial risk framework as well resourcing and development of the commercial function to enable it to meet its strategic and operational objectives. This includes financial management of the CCMD budget (c.£22m p.a.) and business support for approximately 300+ commercial colleagues based in nationally with some of the bigger hubs being London, Leeds and Manchester. We also support a Transport and Logistics function employing around 70 staff based in the Midlands. 

JOB PROFILE 

Job Title / Group / Directorate

Commercial and Contract Management Directorate 

Reports To

Organisational Development Manager 

Location & Terms of appointment 

This is a permanent post based nationally. 

Salary and Grade 

This post is Band C. 

New entrants to the Civil Service will be expected to join on the minimum of the pay range.   

Existing Civil Servants will have their salary calculated in accordance with the Department’s pay on transfer / pay on promotion rules. 

Role Purpose  

The post holder will assist the Head of Resources and Development alongside the Organisational Development (OD) Manager driving forward the Diversity and Inclusion agenda within MOJ Commercial and Contract Management Directorate (CCMD). The role will focus on ensuring that we create, establish and maintain an inclusive work environment for us all to be able to bring our whole self to work.  The post holder will provide advice guidance and support to CCMD in all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion. Reporting to the OD Manager, this is a national post, occasional travel may be required.   

Main Activities / Responsibilities 

  • Bring the MoJ, GCF and CS Diversity and Inclusion strategy to the forefront of all aspects of CCMD.
  • Ensure that diversity is celebrated through organised events and awareness sessions.
  • Establish and support facilitation staff forums to ensure all groups have a voice in the function.
  • Support the champion network in execution of their roles, providing advice, guidance and support.
  • Collate and analyse staff statistics and highlight issues and concerns – make recommendations for areas to take action.
  • Support the design and delivery of new initiatives designed to promote diversity and inclusion including relevant learning and development packages.
  • Produce and analyse survey results and make recommendations for actions – including functional surveys and the annual People Survey.
  • Produce reports on progress in diversity and inclusion and prepare action plans to further encourage diversity.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and teams.
  • Become familiar with internal and external resources relating to diversity and inclusion.
  • Analyse and understand performance relating to relevant KPIs and milestones.
  • Act as the first point of contact for general queries which could include: monitoring and actioning requests regarding all areas of D and I.
  • Undertake other tasks including, i.e. facilitate all communications relating to diversity and inclusion to the team, and others.

  The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.   

Person Specification: 

We are looking for an individual who is curious, a self-starter, has a keen eye for detail and thrives in a collaborative environment. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities we are looking for:

  • Ability to think creatively, network and develop strong working relationships.
  • Experienced at understanding, analysing and visualising data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to suit a range of audiences including senior managers, and ability to address matters sensitively.
  • Practical experience with diversity management would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Experience with the development of training sessions advantageous.
  • Ability to manage own workload, working accurately and efficiently to fixed deadlines with minimal supervision, and to prioritise a range of competing demands while maintaining attention to detail.
  • A willingness to acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation and policies in the area of diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to compile and manage on-line surveys, and the analysis of administrative data on staff.
  • An understanding of policies relating to diversity and inclusion are desirable but not essential. 

Most importantly we are looking for someone with the right personal qualities – enthusiasm, energy, proactivity, prepared to work under their own initiative and to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment. 

Behaviours:

  1. Changing and Improving.
  2. Working Together.
  3. Communicating and Influencing.
  4. Managing a Quality Service.
  5. Delivering at Pace or Developing Self and Others.

Salary

The national salary range is £30,451 - £34,105, London salary range is £34,262 - £38,373. 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.

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.