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Policy

Policy and Governance Support – 66856
£25,827 – £31,200
National

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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.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ)

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. The department serves the public by upholding the rule of law, and by delivering an efficient, fair, timely and effective justice system. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society.

Our 4 strategic priorities to deliver our vision are:

  • A prison and probation service that reforms offenders;
  • A modern courts and justice system;
  • A Global Britain that promotes the rule of law;
  • A transformed department that is simpler, smarter and more unified.

MoJ Commercial and Contract Management Directorate (CCMD)

CCMD is responsible for procuring the goods and services required for the delivery of the justice system, the total value of which each year is around £3.2 billion. In recent years, CCMD has conducted some of the most innovative commercial work in government and has played a crucial role in the successful delivery of prison reform and court reform programmes. The Commercial Standards Team in CCMD, in which the jobholder will sit, is responsible within the directorate for policy and governance, risk management and social value.

Responsibilities

The jobholder will be responsible for:

  • Engaging with commercial staff on matters of policy and governance and directing their queries to appropriate specialists.
  • Administering the mailbox for the Commercial Policy and Governance Team.
  • Supporting with the maintenance of the team’s written policy and governance guidance in the Sourcing and Contract Management Handbook and CCMD’s SharePoint site and associated templates.
  • Providing managers with assistance with their projects and administrative and organisational support.

Experience

It is essential that the candidate has experience of:

  • Communicating with senior leaders in written and spoken English.
  • Working effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Using interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • Approaching tasks proactively and enthusiastically.
  • Working on several strands of work at the same time.
  • Working with Microsoft Office 365.

It is desirable that the candidate has experience of:

  • Working in a commercial environment in the public sector.
  • Administering a mailbox.
  • Proofreading written work.
  • Administering a corporate governance process.

Salary

The national salary range is £25,827 - £27,170, London salary range is £29,664 - £31,200. Your salary will be dependent on your base location

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.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

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.

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.

Pension

The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

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 employees.

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.