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Workforce Resourcing Manager – 50514
£25,118 – £26,901
Multiple Locations

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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  

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), responsible for registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and supervising deputies who are appointed by the Court of Protection. Lasting Powers of Attorney gives people the power to choose who will be their voice and act in their best interests if they lose the ability to make certain decisions for themselves such as health and finances. Our vision is to make lasting powers of attorney accessible, affordable and essential for future planning, while providing world class services for everyone in society.

Our people are at the heart of delivering these essential services to the public and it’s this purpose that binds us together, unites us and drives us forward.

We are looking for someone to join our Workforce Resourcing Team, with a willingness to learn and develop their skills to support the business in successfully filling OPG’s vacancies. You will be joining a supportive and friendly team where we focus not just on what we do but how we do it. We are inclusive in everything we do and embrace diverse ways of working so that everyone is able to flourish. As a team we interact, build trust and support each other with humanityto be our best selves at work and we recognise and celebrate our successes together

The Workforce Resourcing Team works collaboratively across all business areas to recruit staff and forms part of the wider People and Development Team. The role is liaising with business areas to establish & develop Job descriptions, identify diverse & inclusive panels, agree campaign plans through to finalising start dates for successful candidates. The successful candidate will assist the team in introducing and implementing new and innovative recruitment methods which are an essential part of the support element of this role.

The successful candidate will be based in either our Birmingham or Nottingham office, with an element of remote/home working although will be expected to work at both sites as and when needed.

Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities –

  • Liaison with vacancy holders across the wider business to develop job descriptions to attract the right people to apply for vacancies at the right time.
  • Support & lead staff as required enabling them to achieve their fullest potential.
  • Participating in discussions with vacancy holders to identify interview panels ensuring all panels are diverse & inclusive.
  • Utilising the SSCL online platform to upload vacancy details, update & review information, input & retrieve sift & interview results.
  • Liaison with candidates, arranging interview slots, providing adjustments and feedback when requested.
  • Conducting interviews and sifts and acting as an independent and/or Chair on panels as required in accordance with MoJ policy.
  • Support in the development and introduction of new and improved recruitment practices that will enable the team to meet the OPG’s need for an evolving workforce.
  • Working with Vacancy Managers and Recruitment Points of Contacts to select the most suitable recruitment options for specific roles.
  • Assist in the training and support of new campaign sifters and interviewers, acting as an expert mentor to colleagues.
  • As new recruitment processes are introduced, gain sufficient expertise to share those skills across the wider business.
  • Input into strategic decisions regarding OPG’s recruitment and promote this agenda across OPG.
  • Contribute to the reputation for delivering an excellent service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work alongside your colleagues on the Workforce Resourcing Team to ensure task actions are completed in a timely fashion and within agreed standards, managing and maintaining inboxes and actions.
  • To undertake any other actions as commensurate within the grade.

Skills & Qualifications

Essential

  • Experience of using Microsoft computer packages, i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Teams.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral communication.
  • Ability to confidently communicate/collaborate with all internal/external stakeholders.

Highly Desirable

  • Knowledge of Success Profiles.
  • Previous recruitment experience.

Application process

This vacancy is using Success Profiles and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

Candidates will be expected to provide a Level 2 Working Together Behaviour statement plus a Personal Statement of no more than 250 words each, which will be assessed at Sift.

The personal statement should focus on capturing previous experience and demonstrate what you feel you can bring to the role, you should describe your skills, experience & strengths, taking into account the essential and desirable criteria listed above.

The candidate will be asked to prepare answers for the following Civil Service behaviours during the assessment process. A minimum of one of the following behaviours will be assessed as Interview questions:

  • Managing a Quality Service – Level 2
  • Delivering at Pace – Level 2

If you are successful at sift, you will be invited to an interview based on Success Profiles where you will be tested with experience and behaviour-based questions (as above).

Salary, Working Arrangements & Benefits –

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.

Starting Salary

The starting salary for this role is OPG Pay Band D, £25,118.

Existing Civil Servants will be appointed in line with the Civil Service pay rules in place on the date of their appointment.

Annual Leave

Generous allowances for paid holiday starting at 25 days per year rising as your service increases. 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.

Support

OPG offers a range of development opportunities, health and wellbeing initiatives and diversity and inclusion promotion. We signed up to the ‘Time to Change’ pledge which supports mental health in the workplace, achieving a gold award from the charity MIND for being the best organisation in government at supporting staff with their mental health. OPG has also been awarded a health and wellbeing charter accreditation as we are committed to developing a supportive and inclusive environment that reflects the diverse community we serve.

We also offer:

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as salary sacrifice arrangements for childcare vouchers, travel permits, bicycles and voluntary benefits such as retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides legal advice, counselling, mediation services.

Flexible working hours

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

Requests for part-time contracts will be considered in line with business needs.

We are currently going through a period of organisational change, with an ambitious plan over the next few years to embed smarter working in our offices which may include home working in the future.

Our Birmingham office is located centrally within walking distance to Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill train stations as well as the Mailbox and Broad Street.

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, we may offer you an alternative role at the same or lower grade should one be available.

Salary

£25,118 - £26,901

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.