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Operational Delivery

Electronic Monitoring Integration Lead (South Central) – 69994
£37,909 – £42,251
Multiple Locations

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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.

Electronic Monitoring (EM) is an effective tool for managing people on probation, helping to protect the public, prevent victims and reduce reoffending.

The EM caseload is growing, and there are ambitious plans to double that caseload to almost 26,000 by 2025 through a commitment to spend an additional £183 million over the next three years.

Probation plays a critical role in realising the value that EM can offer to those being monitored and to victims.  We are therefore putting in place national and regional governance structures to embed the use of EM, drive best practice and improve EM services.

Key to this will be the creation of a non-operational position – the EM Integration Lead –  within each region. Responsibilities include:

  • Raising awareness and understanding of EM in their region, including delivering training
  • Providing management oversight of EM performance data
  • Identifying and proposing areas for improvement
  • Delivering against the HMIP inspectorate response action plan and OSAG and any other inspections
  • Build and maintain an effective relationship with Electronic Monitoring Services (EMS)
  • Liaising with Prison Group Directors for HDC data
  • Engagement with the Bail Accommodation and Advice Service (BASS) when EM is a requirement
  • Leading on the introduction of new EM initiatives in their region
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for their region, covering the full use of EM across its use in sentencing and release from custody
  • Representing their region in National Governance meetings and reporting to their local regional probation director on regional progress
  • Providing highlight reports from their region to the national teams to track progress

The EM integration lead will report into the regional IOM and EM Strategic Lead, who will have overall responsibility for driving performance improvement, championing the use of EM and influencing national strategy.

This is a temporary role for up to three years linked to the spending review and is a non-operational position.

Please note, travel between offices will be required as necessary.

Overview of the job

The Probation Service (PS) has a number of Change Portfolio Teams which exist to:

•    Deliver change projects within the PS to deliver business benefit or mitigate risk.
•    Own the ‘PS eye view’ of all national or significant change being delivered across the PS.
•    Provide PMO services to projects in line with Probation Service organisational objectives.

This is a temporary project manager role delivering projects of up to 12 months duration within the PS.

Summary

The team works closely with System Change Teams in the PS divisions, and with national change programmes.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

•    Providing PS business expertise to national programmes which are implementing change across the MoJ.
•    Delivery of an information management programme which is designed to increase the maturity of information management practices within the PS.
•    Supporting the delivery of national objectives into the PS.
•    Delivering the ICT elements into organizational programmes.

We foresee that there will always be a rolling programme of change projects in delivery, across the Probation Service.

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. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

Behaviours

•    Leadership
•    Communicating and Influencing
•    Changing and Improving
•    Making Effective Decisions
•    Delivering at Pace

Ability

•    Ability to think strategically – weighing up short term vs long term goals and objectives.
•    Ability to communicate with colleagues from all disciplines.
•    Ability to work at pace. Desirable
•    Familiarity with tools such as MS Project and Visio.

Experience

•    Knowledge of the PS business.
•    Experience of delivering change into operational businesses.
•    Demonstrable successful project management.
•    Focus on benefits delivery.

Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances

37 hours per week.

Salary

£37,909 - £42,251

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.

Standard working hours are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid. 

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, plus public holidays. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

Pension

The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.

Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

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.

Eligibility

All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

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 GOV.UK or 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.