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Policy

Resourcing Policy Manager – 50734
£30,451 – £38,373
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.

Summary

MoJ is one of the largest government departments, employing around 70,000 people (including those in the Probation Service), with a budget of approximately £9 billion. Each year, millions of people use our services across the UK – including at 500 courts and tribunals, and 133 prisons in England and Wales.

We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.

The People Group is responsible for providing the HR Services supporting the work of the department. We have an ambitious programme of work which includes developing a strategic workforce plan, transforming our resourcing and onboarding services and achieving our diversity and apprenticeship targets.

We are recruiting for a resourcing policy manager working within the resourcing management office (RMO) in MoJ Resourcing Team. The successful applicant will manage the development of the MoJ Resourcing policies, provide recruitment advice to managers via the RMO functional mailbox, lead on identifying ways in which the recruitment processes can be improved and work with other stakeholders in and outside of HR.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  • Support the RMO Leads and the Head of RMO to maintain the full suite of Resourcing policies and products, including liaising with key stakeholders, collaborating with the design team, drafting intranet updates, promoting Resourcing initiatives;
  • Review and develop Resourcing policies to improve outcomes and ensure compliance with Employment Law, CSEP guidance, Civil Service Recruitment Principles and Civil Service Nationality Rules;
  • Manage the Sponsorship process and ongoing review of policies in line with Home Office guidance;
  • Support the management of the RMO inbox providing quality and timely advice in response to recruitment and policy enquires from HRBPs, vacancy managers and various other external stakeholders;
  • Gather and collate accurate statistical information to inform internal and wider Civil Service reporting, including PQs and FOI requests;
  • Support the continuous improvement of the recruitment processes in line with Civil Service Recruitment Principles and recruitment compliance reports;
  • Partner with and provide strategic resourcing advice to hiring managers, within the department, regarding best practice and recruitment options tailored to their business area and specialism;
  • Work with other teams across MoJ HR and the wider MoJ family to identify recruitment synergies and;
  • Work within the wider recruitment team and other government departments to support the implementation of new initiatives, including the Civil Service Commission and Cabinet Office wider initiatives

The above is an outline of the responsibilities and activities within the role. It is not exhaustive and may change over time with changes in organisational priorities.  

Other duties

The post-holder is required to work in a flexible way and undertake any other duties reasonably requested by line management which are commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post.

The successful candidate will need to be well organised, with excellent policy drafting skills, and the ability to prioritise conflicting priorities.

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Strong HR policy drafting and presentation skills;
  • Substantial knowledge and experience of working with Civil Service Recruitment principles and policies;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Employment Law;
  • Experience in stakeholder management and providing clear and concise information to a variety of stakeholders

Behaviours

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Seeing the Big Picture

Salary

The national salary range is £30,451 - £34,105, London salary range is £34,262 - £38,373. Your salary will be dependent on your base location

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.

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 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.

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.