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TUBU : Climate Assessment Officer – 57823
£27,697 – £35,324
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.

Overview of the job

This is a non-operational, Headquarters role without line management responsibility.

The job holder will be required to support the large-scale delivery of Climate Assessment survey work which aims to gather voice and understand the lived experience of staff working across HMPPS in England and Wales. This will involve regular travel and on-site Climate Assessment work within prisons, probation, HQ and Approved Premises locations.

Summary

As part of a large-scale programme of delivery, the job holder will undertake Climate Assessments across HMPPS. The job holder will be accountable for the bespoke analysis of quantitative survey data and qualitative information. They will produce reports and recommendations for individual site Senior Leaders.

The job holder will be relied upon to act at all times with professionalism and discretion, in a way that reinforces and enhances the positive reputation of HMPPS, and that embodies the values of TUBU and the Civil Service.

Wider support of TUBU work will be required at times.

The geographical base for the post can be flexible but will require travel throughout England and Wales for site visits, meetings and other Climate Assessment/TUBU work.

The post holder also undertakes a variety of specific activities and duties, for which they are held personally accountable, commensurate with their grade.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • The job holder will liaise with individual site Senior Leaders and points of contact to facilitate initial/closing meetings. They will be responsible for decision making on site, pre-empting and, if necessary, solving problems to ensure the smooth running of fieldwork. The job holder will be highly skilled at facilitating discussion (e.g. in focus groups and individual interviews), and able to take notes/observations. They may need to deliver presentations.
  • The job holder will undertake Climate Assessment fieldwork with a Climate Assessment Fieldwork Facilitator, who will work within HMPPS and volunteer to deliver a small number of Climate Assessments each year. It will be the responsibility of the job holder to guide and lead the Climate Assessment Fieldwork Facilitator through the process, providing ad hoc training and supervision as required.
  • Support managers in carrying out bespoke work with individual sites following a Climate Assessment. This involves contributing towards the administration of data collection, the facilitation of consultation groups, and where required the production of reports.
  • Assure and process quantitative and qualitative data to lead on the writing of low-medium risk individual site Climate Assessment reports. This includes bespoke descriptive and simple statistical analysis of quantitative data, and the thematic analysis of qualitative data.
  • Collate, verify and summarise information in a range of formats and from a variety of sources. Utilise this information to prepare documents for managers.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of collated data sets in support of analysis at a national level.
  • The job holder will have responsibility for Climate Assessment Fieldwork Facilitators
  • Act as a call handler on the TUBU confidential staff helpline taking necessary action and escalating concerns when appropriate.
  • Provide and oversee the provision of general administrative duties, including those specific to all parts of the Climate Assessment process.
  • Attend meetings and undertake training events as required

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 alterations 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.

Behaviours

  • Commutating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Essential Experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with confidence to a range of people, including senior staff, using a variety of methods (e.g. in person, email, telephone, video-call).
  • Experience of facilitating discussions (e.g. individual interviews, focus groups).
  • Experience of working flexibly to meet deadlines and being responsive to manage competing/changing priorities
  • Previous experience of applying analytical skills. For example, this could be a data analyst role, applied academia or work towards a successful degree qualification (e.g., social sciences).
  • Summarising complex information/data and presenting that information to others in an accessible and meaningful format.
  • Good knowledge and experience of simple statistics and quantitative data analysis using statistical packages (e.g. SPPS, Stata).

Technical requirements

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly MS Excel.

Ability

  • To competently analyse quantitative and qualitative data, communicating findings with an audience.

Salary

The national salary range is £27,697 - £31,176, London salary range is £30,124 - £35,324. 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.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate’s Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

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

Work Life Balance

HM Prison & Probation Service  (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provides a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the HMPPS considers to be racist

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.