MoJ Property Directorate – Construction Digital Lead – 67545
£51,767 – £64,135
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The MoJ Property Directorate is a customer focused organisation that exists to enable our customers to perform to their very best. We do this by providing high quality, easy to use services, and working environments that our customers want to work in, which support them to deliver their individual outputs efficiently. Our job is to manage one of the most diverse and complex estates in Government – hosted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The MoJ Property Directorate brings together a property portfolio including Prisons, Probation, and MoJ HQ and Arm’s Length Bodies. We also provide property services on behalf of the Home Office.
MoJ Property provides specialist services including facilities management, health and safety, fire safety and security, technical design expertise, and sustainability. We also have business management teams who support the entire Directorate and each of our partners is supported by account management teams. We are responsible for a great deal – our portfolio consists of properties valued at £8.5bn for the MoJ alone. We are part of the Government Property Profession (GPP) and through active membership and engagement we will work with the Office of Government Property to develop the maturity of the profession and also encourage our people to join the GPP. We continue to build our capability through training and recruitment, aspiring to be the best that we can be as individuals and as a directorate.
We continue to deliver new ways of working across our portfolio – leading on the scale and pace of activity for central government – proposing ways to achieve, and then providing more dynamic and flexible workspace, while driving down the cost of the estate.
The Technical Services Team manages and develops the standards that shape the design, construction and maintenance of our properties, ensuring they’re fit for the modern justice system and for the people that use them. We balance the need for safe, rehabilitative spaces with the unique and challenging security requirements of the custodial environment.
We lead on the implementation of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), including Building Information Modelling (BIM). This is critical as part of the Cabinet Office’s implementation of Government Construction Strategy and our work in MMC is highly visible at Cabinet Office level, informing the digital construction and BIM strategy of other Government and non-government organisations.
We provide advice and guidance across several disciplines at all stages of a property’s life cycle. The team consists of experienced engineers, architects and construction professionals who are committed to constant improvement of the services that we deliver.
As our estate undergoes a period of rapid development and growth it is crucial that continue to innovate and maximise the use of digital tools and systems to achieve better outcomes through design, construction, and operation. The Construction Digital Lead will develop processes to support these activities, working with a wide range of stakeholders to understand how we can develop our digital approach to better support the objectives of the estate. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a leader with an outstanding track record to digitally enable seamlessly integrated and optimised project and asset delivery of our Estate.
Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the Construction Digital Lead will include the following:
- Develop action plans in response to the MoJ Modern Methods of Construction Strategy, focusing on digital approaches and opportunities. Liaise with and support specialist team members in Information Management (BIM), with a specific focus on enabling the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of the organisation’s asset information.
- Develop new ways of working to enable end-user access to information and data through visualisation, automation, analytics and verification
- Identify opportunities for improvement to the team’s/Directorate’s current ways of working with built environment technology and/or systems. Understand, rationalise, and co-ordinate existing systems and develop a team-wide systems map.
- Analyse the Directorate’s priorities and appetite for Digital Twin implementation, to supporting the National Digital Programme and wider Digital Transformation Strategy
- Deliver solutions with cyber security and risk in mind, and in accordance with ISO 19650 Security Standards.
- Ensure alignment with MoJ digital security protocols within the team/across the Directorate’s systems
- Co-ordinate overlapping technological workstreams between teams to ensure strategic prioritisation and alignment with the Directorate’s aspirations
- Collaborate across teams to ensure technological processes are documented and appropriate governance is in place for use of technologies
- Prepare and give presentations to communicate the strategic digital aims of the team
- Set rules and guidance, upgrades and other maintenance activities for databases.
- Manage Supplier technical applications and work with suppliers to progress technical deliverables and change.
- Put in place a management plan for digital processes and tools such as Building Object Libraries, 5D Modelling and further innovative approaches
- Drive innovation within the MoJ and across industry through the capture of evidence to produce case studies evidencing the improved outcomes.
Expectations of post holder in executing the role:
- Post Holders are expected to display a commitment to Continuous Improvement, leading change, and improving performance. All those appointed to new roles in the team must be wholeheartedly committed to these principles and evidence this in their application.
- Effective communication is a critical element of this role, as is the ability to prioritise and manage a workload, analyse complex information, present recommendations, and make effective decisions.
- Post Holders must provide clear direction and focus, visibly championing the changes which deliver greater efficiencies.
- The Senior Leadership Team expects all leaders within the team to operate in a culture of openness and honesty, demonstrating a commitment to change through involvement and empowerment, and by delivering results.
- The post holder must have or be happy to apply for an enhanced CTC level of security clearance.
Skills and Experience
- You must have knowledge and experience in a technical construction environment.
- You must have experience with BIM and Information Management (ISO19650)
- You must demonstrate knowledge of construction and asset infrastructure and technology solutions within an organisation.
- You shall have software and platform experience to help manage evidence-based control through gathering, linking and integrating data.
- You shall have experience of developing new services to manage compliance, support governance, enable analytics and trends monitoring.
- You must have strong written and oral communication skills
- You should have experience of analysing a range of complex data and developing process to improve our service delivery and supply chain engagement.
- You should have good stakeholder management skills and be able to confidently deal with senior management, delivery colleagues and supply chain representatives
- You should have the ability to work collaboratively
- You must be passionate about using technology particularly in the Built Environment.
For any relevant qualifications specify whether these are:
The post holder is expected to hold a degree level qualification and/or appropriate holding or working towards a professional qualification in BIM, Information management or IT.
Government Property Profession (GPP) Technical Skills
The GPP Framework is aimed at staff working in property or property-related roles and consider property to be their career anchor profession. This usually encompasses posts where professional qualifications and experience are directly relevant to the work being undertaken. However, it is also applicable to those who are currently not qualified property practitioners but wish to make this their profession of choice. Those with a property background at any level are encouraged to register with the GPP, which exists to support property practitioners at all levels. Details of the GPP Career Framework can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-government-property-profession-career-framework–2
This role falls under Senior Practitioner Level from GPP Career Framework and some or all of the following Technical Skills will be tested during the selection process and via presentation at interview stage:
- Professional/Technical Expertise (Practitioner Level)
- Interpretation and analysis of data to inform decision making (Practitioner Level)
We will assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Working Together
- Managing a Quality Service
- Communicating and Influencing
Flexible working hours
The Property Directorate offers a flexible working system in many teams.
Requests for reduced hours contracts will be considered in line with business needs.
The role is full time, national based with ad hoc travel to 102 Petty France, London expected.
Non-civil service candidates will be expected to start on the pay band minimum.
The national salary range is £51,767 - £59,590, London salary range is £55,720 - £64,135. Your salary will be dependent on your base location
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.
The MoJ offers a range of benefits:
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 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
- To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail Mojemail@example.com);
- To Ministry of Justice Resourcing team (firstname.lastname@example.org);
- To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)
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.