67095 - Assistant Commercial Manager - Digital & Technology

The national salary is £31,265 - £34,446, London salary is £35,405 - £39,000. Your salary will be dependent on your base location
3
12 Months
National
National
NATIONAL
Please note: Some of our MoJ Office locations, such as our Liverpool Justice Collaboration Centre, require higher levels of National Security Vetting. The MoJ is working to open more Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices over time. Click here to learn more about where our currently open Justice Collaboration Centres and Justice Satellite Offices are, to identify where you may be based and understand National Security Vetting requirements of each location.
HEO
HEO
Permanent
Full Time
Commercial, Digital

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.

Who we are:

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. We work to protect and advance the principles of justice. 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.

The work performed by the MoJ Commercial Contract Management Directorate (CCMD) is crucial to the successful delivery of the £1.3billion prison reform and £700m court reform programmes. The breadth and depth of commercial work at the MoJ is significant: last year alone we spent £3.2 billion through our contracts, with work spanning the building and design of new prisons, the modernisation of our courts and tribunals and managing multi-million pound contracts with our next generation IT suppliers. The Government is committed to increasing its pool of commercial experts to work on some of its largest and most complex procurement projects and contracts with CCMD undertaking some of the most innovative commercial work in government.

The Digital & Technology Team within CCMD, is a high performing team leading commercial activity on one of the most challenging and exciting portfolios of work within the Ministry of Justice.

What we do:

Working in a fast-paced environment, we deliver commercial leadership, procurement activity, category management, contract management and supplier relationship management across a diverse customer base covering a wide range of digital and technology areas.

We are responsible for sourcing suppliers, products, and services, which will meet Ministerial commitments, awarding contracts and delivering downstream contract management. We are currently managing contracts valued in excess of £2.1billion involving circa 170 suppliers, including a wide range of suppliers.

Working collaboratively with both stakeholders and suppliers, we stimulate the supply chain by delivering efficiencies for our stakeholders and the public purse.  The work we do helps make our justice system world class and in the last 12 months, this has included commercial support to MoJ strategic programmes including:

  • HMCTS Reform Programme
  • Getting the basics right in prisons
  • MoJ Transformation

The role:

The Digital and Technology Commercial team currently has vacancies for up to 2 Assistant Commercial Managers across different commercial disciplines and categories as detailed below.

We have roles in the following commercial disciplines:

  • Contract management and Sourcing.

This is an exciting time to join the Digital and Technology Commercial team as an Assistant Commercial Manager, successful candidates will have the opportunity to make a real difference by providing professional commercial support to deliver the MoJ recovery from Covid19 and rebuild public confidence in the justice system. You will join an empowered, passionate, engaging and friendly team who work in partnership to deliver excellent commercial outcomes. 

What you will do:

You will have the opportunity to drive value and create a real difference within the justice system, Supporting a wide range of category and commercial contract management activities within the Digital and Technology Portfolio. Challenges will never be the same, something that makes this area so appealing, ranging from current day to day commercial issues to shaping the future generation of portfolio services.

  • Support the delivery of sourcing activities including specification, procurement strategy and contract development and producing the Invitation to Tender pack
  • Managing the commercial element of the change control procedure ensuring compliance, value for money and record keeping
  • Support Delivery of continuous improvement to drive best practice and influence stakeholders and suppliers to increase value for money
  • Administration of meetings with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain accurate records for each contract using the Jaggaer portal
  • Support tracking financial spends within your contract and supporting the Commercial Manager to forecast future spend
  • Supporting the Commercial Manager to deliver contract and performance management, driving commercial opportunities to deliver value for money and/or savings and recording these on Jaggaer

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.

To be confirmed

28/11/2022, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com Please quote the job reference - 67095.

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why. 

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

In the event that we receive a large volume of applications we reserve the right to conduct the sift based on one lead behaviour. The chosen lead behaviour for this campaign is Communicating and Influencing.
if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Managing a Quality Service - 250 word limit
Experience
CV
Statement of Suitability - 250 word limit
Please note that in the event of a large number of applications being received we may run the initial sift on the lead behaviour of Communicating and Influencing.

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing
Making Effective Decisions
Managing a Quality Service
Working Together

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.