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Human Resources

HR Talent Strategy Lead (12mth FTC/Loan) – 50694
£36,049 – £47,591


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:


About HMCTS:

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is an agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and provides the supporting administration for the judiciary across England and Wales. We have approximately 17,500 employees working primarily in operations (delivery of services) and HQ functions. HMCTS delivers services to the public directly in court and tribunal buildings, remotely via business centres, and through limited services via the internet.

HMCTS has embarked on a period of significant change, funded by an investment of £1bn, which will see the organisation transform over the next 5 years to deliver a world class justice system. We are improving the services we deliver to the public directly in court and tribunal buildings, designing new Courts & Tribunals Service Centres to deliver a national business, and enhancing our digital services. This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the service in a manner that provides an improved user experience at reduced cost to the taxpayer. It will contribute to consolidating the UK’s position at the forefront of an increasingly competitive international legal market as well as ensuring access to justice for all.

You can read more about HMCTS reform programme online:

Role Purpose

This role within Human Resources gives a unique opportunity to shape and develop the Talent Strategy for HMCTS to ensure individuals reach their full potential, excel in their career and support our efforts to represent the communities we serve. This work is critical in delivering a key outcome of HMCTS’ People and Culture strategy – to develop our people, identify, attract, retain, nurture talent and leaders of the future. The success of HMCTS is highly dependent on the skills and commitment of its people.

We want to build a diverse workforce by upskilling our existing professionals and bringing in new people with different skill sets to solve the difficult and rapidly changing environment in which we work. Working with a supportive team, you will get a unique opportunity to shape thinking and help professionalise and improve the way we work to deliver our service.

You will work with the HR Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Talent and Performance to assess current capabilities and culture of the organisation and identify gaps that must be addressed to successfully build a talent pipeline into critical roles. You will work with key stakeholders to develop an innovative talent strategy that addresses the needs of our business, and translate the Talent Strategy into a plan that is delivered and monitored effectively to ensure HMCTS is an organisation where talent is nurtured, and everyone is enabled to be their best.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with the Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Talent and Performance to lead the development of the Talent Strategy for HMCTS to provide strategic direction for talent through the delivery of high quality, high impact programmes, interventions, events and assessments.
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place to measure the progress and impact of the Talent Strategy
  • Develop a delivery plan to deliver the Talent Strategy, using best practice project management techniques with a focus on joining up work, early identification and resolution and risks and issues.
  • Champion people development, both within HR and the wider organisation, to inspire and empower every individual to fulfil their potential across HMCTS
  • Effective collaboration and engagement with a range of stakeholders across HR and HMCTS and including working with other Government departments and agencies as appropriate to support Civil Service alignment of talent activities.
  • Role model excellent behaviours and HMCTS values at all times

Essential Criteria

To be successful in this role you should have the following:

  • Delivery focused
  • Ability to be innovative, learn and share good practice in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships quickly to get buy in from a range of stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, being confident in communicating to a range of audiences at all levels – both verbally and in writing
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to deliver quality outcomes to deadlines, within own team and externally.
  • Ability to adapt and manage competing priorities effectively.
  • Committed to the principle of continuous professional development and with the ability and desire to act as a role model for the HR function and the wider organisation.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of developing strategy

Success Profile Behaviours

  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service

Application Process:

Please provide a CV and Statement of Suitability (no more than 500 words) detailing how you demonstrate the experience and skills required to perform the role. We are specifically looking for evidence against the ‘Key Responsibilities” and the “Essential Criteria”.

If selected for interview you will be tested against the following Success Profile behaviours (Level 3):

  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service

Further information on Success Profiles and required standards for this post (Level 3) can be found at:

Should you be successful at the application stage, please also note that interviews may be required to be conducted via video conference.

Further Information:

If you require further information on the role, or have any questions, please contact Lucy Taylor (

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.


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 UKor 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: