Programme and Project Management
Partnership and Stakeholder Project Lead – 60488
£37,166 – £41,020
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Rydym yn croesawu ac yn annog ceisiadau gan bawb, yn cynnwys grwpiau sydd wedi’u tangynrychioli yn ein gweithlu ar hyn o bryd, ac rydym yn ymfalchïo mewn bod yn gyflogwr o safon uchel sy’n denu llawer o ymgeiswyr. Ewch it https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am sut rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant yn y gweithle.
Reducing Reoffending underpins everything we do at HMPPS in Wales. If we are going to cut crime, make communities safer and prevent people becoming victims, we must focus on the pathways to reduce reoffending such as; a stable home, a stronger connection to family and local community, a steady job, and good health free from substance misuse. This is an exciting opportunity to help drive and influence change to make a real difference.
This role will monitor performance and outcomes within the Reducing Reoffending team to support delivery, as well as plan, implement and deliver against the Reduce Reoffending portfolio area. They will be required to track progress and manage resources to ensure the achievement of milestones reporting on the project’s success and risks. There will be an expectation to co-ordinate activities and develop strong relationships with Team members, Partners and Stakeholders in order to meet strategic objectives . In addition to understanding programme and project management methods and principles, the postholder will be required to prepare reports updating the Head of Reducing Reoffending and the wider partnership on programme activity.
Overview of the job
The Partnership & Stakeholder Lead is responsible for the development of the systems capability to build senior stakeholder relationships between the NPS, CRCs and other partnerships.
NPS has a diverse range of programme and policy areas, most of which are delivered with other partners – this diversity can make it challenging for us to co-ordinate our activities and to avoid confusion. The job holder will not ‘control’ NPS partnership and stakeholder activities, but will act as adviser to Deputy Directors and their Divisions, helping them to target their input and find the best routes through.
The role is also responsible for delivering business change partner support to NPS Divisions and Deputy Directors at a regional level as directed by the System Integration Senior Manager
The System Integration team will be responsible for ensuring the NPS works as effectively as possible with CRCs and other delivery partners. 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
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
Partnerships & stakeholder development
- Provide key strategic insight, to enable ministerial briefing, on effecting change and engaging key stakeholders
- Lead NPS’ work on developing a professional approach to managing networks and key stakeholders in order to provide a key delivery mechanism for the NPS and its relationships with Partners
- Take an authorship and commissioning role to establishing new and effective partnerships for the NPS
- Develop a relationship management approach for the NPS, in line with HMPPS approaches
- Experiment with new relationship management ideas and processes across the NPS
- Coordinate other Divisions’ developments related to relationship management
- Co-ordinate NPS’ input into cross-Whitehall processes and systems.
Implementing associated change management
- Plan and design the change required to make partnerships with delivery partners as effective as possible
- 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
Enhance own performance
- Manage own resources and professional development
Use information to take critical decisions
- Liaise with staff to receive, collate and analyse information, developing systems and compiling reports as necessary
- Develop and utilise data to identify trends and take appropriate action to maintain and enhance performance
- Plan, implement and manage systems for the exchange of sensitive information, data and intelligence
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.
- Managing a Quality Service
- Working Together
- Changing and Improving
- Seeing the Bigger Picture
- Communicating and Influencing
- Demonstrate experience of stakeholder management,
- Demonstrate experience of implementing successful change projects,
- Operational experience of working in a Probation setting
- NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in a relevant subject (or appropriate practical experience)
- Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
£37,166 - £41,020
Preventing victims by changing lives
HMPPS in Wales works in an integrated way to keep communities in Wales safer and to give the men and women we work with the opportunity to change their lives. We commission and provide offender management services in the community and in custody to deliver the orders of the courts and support rehabilitation. Our aim is to deliver outstanding, seamless offender management services in Wales that protect the public, reduce reoffending, deliver value for money and support our partners.
The Welsh Language Scheme
Welsh Language skills for this post are desirable
HMPPS yng Nghymru:
Atal pobl rhag dod yn ddioddefwyr trwy newid bywydau
Mae HMPPS yng Nghymru yn gweithio mewn ffordd integredig i gadw cymunedau yng Nghymru yn fwy diogel, a rhoi cyfle i’r dynion a’r merched hynny rydym yn gweithio â hwy i newid eu bywydau. Rydym yn comisiynu a darparu gwasanaethau rheoli troseddwyr yn y gymuned a’r carchar i weithredu gorchmynion y llysoedd a chefnogi adsefydlu. Ein nod yw darparu gwasanaethau rheoli troseddwyr ardderchog ac esmwyth yng Nghymru sy’n gwarchod y cyhoedd, lleihau aildroseddu, cynnig gwerth am arian a chefnogi ein partneriaid.
Y Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg
Mae sgiliau iaith Gymraeg yn ddymunol ar gyfer y swydd hon.
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.
The MoJ offers a range of benefits:
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
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.
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.
All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post
- 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.
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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.