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Operational Delivery

Electronical Monitoring Regional Lead – 70098
£37,909 – £42,251 + London weighting allowance of £4,006
London

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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 job    

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

Summary    

The System Integration team will be responsible for ensuring the PS works as effectively as possible.. The roles will include identifying and coordinating delivery to improve effectiveness of operations. In Wales these roles will go further than Probation – they will also include Prison / Probation integration.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties 

Key to this will be the creation of a new non-operational band 5 position – the EM regional Lead – within each region. 

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

Partnerships & stakeholder development

•    Provide key strategic insight, to enable ministerial briefing, on effecting change and engaging key stakeholders
•    Lead PS’ work on developing a professional approach to managing networks and key stakeholders in order to provide a key delivery mechanism for the PS and its relationships with Partners
•    Take an authorship and commissioning role to establishing new and effective partnerships for the PS
•    Develop a relationship management approach for the PS, in line with HMPPS approaches
•    Experiment with new relationship management ideas and processes across the PS

Implementing associated change management

•    Coordinate operational input to HQ projects to improve the interfaces between stakeholders and partners

Use communication effectively

•    Providing information, feedback and advice 
•    Influencing and persuading 
•    Using appropriate skills, styles and approaches

Manage Diversity and Quality

•    Contribute to a culture and systems that promote equality and value diversity
•    Implement the diversity policies of the service and collaborate effectively with the Equalities and Diversity Unit

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 alternations 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    

•    Managing a Quality Service
•    Working Together
•    Changing and Improving
•    Leadership 
•    Communicating and Influencing
•    Making effective decisions 

Essential Experience    

•    Demonstrate experience of stakeholder management, 
•    Demonstrate experience of implementing successful change projects, 
•    Some operational experience of working in a Probation setting
•    Have sound and extensive knowledge of enforcement processes. 

Technical requirements    

Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Salary

£37,909 - £42,251 (plus a London Weighting Allowance of £4,006)

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.