25136 - Project Manager

£30,531 - £46,888 depending on location
6
12 Months
London, North East, North West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Birmingham , Leeds , Liverpool , London , Manchester , Newcastle
102 PETTY FRANCE (MOJ) LONDON, SW1H 9AJ, BIRMINGHAM CIVIL JUSTICE CENTRE BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DS, LEEDS COMBINED LEEDS, LS1 3BG, LIVERPOOL CIVIL & FAMILY JUSTICE CENTRE LIVERPOOL, L2 2BX, Manchester Crown Court, M3 3FL, NEWCASTLE COMBINED NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3LA
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Fixed Term
for a period of up to 2-year Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Programme and Project Management

Please note, the salary ranges are:

London: £36,254 to £46,888

National: £30,531 to £40,488

New recruits to the Civil Service joining MoJ are expected to join at the band minimum. For an exceptional applicant and under exceptional circumstances, managers have discretion to set starting salaries above the pay range minimum.

The courts and tribunals in England and Wales have been allocated unprecedented funding of almost £1billlion. This will enable HM Courts & Tribunals Service, working in partnership with the judiciary, to create a system that is proportionate and accessible and that better meets the needs of the people it serves. This is the most ambitious programme of its kind anywhere in the world.

The Reform Programme is made up of six pillars that cover the primary areas of courts reform. This role sits within the Infrastructure and Enabling Programme which consists of 11 projects at present, there are a number of vacancies across the programme and skill sets are expected to include all or some of the following, commercial, technical development, procurement and stakeholder engagement in a project management environment.

As a Project Manager you will be at the forefront of leading and implementing change in our world-leading justice system. The Reform Programme is ambitious and we need resilient, resourceful and adaptable people to make it happen, who have a proven track record in Project Management.

Project Manager responsibilities include:

  • Define and document project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents
  • Effectively set and communicate project expectations to project team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Develop a sound project plan that suitably identifies resources and project outputs
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
  • Take ownership and responsibility in terms of time, quality and cost for all assigned projects or a workstreams in larger projects.
  • Execute project lifecycle in accordance with in-house processes, embracing Agile project delivery
  • Take an active role in supporting procurement of third party services and ensuring commercials are adequate for delivering
  • Provide effective risk management

You will work closely with:

  • HMCTS and Ministry of Justice staff.
  • Project and programme senior responsible owners.
  • Project and programme managers and the wider change team.
  • Customer and supplier representatives.
  • Stakeholders in the justice system.

Essential Criteria

  • Project Management Qualifications E.g. Prince 2, Agile etc.
  • A successful track record of Managing projects, preferably in a public-sector environment
  • Experience of producing business cases and a working knowledge of Government business case approvals processes
  • Proven ability to drive through significant change whilst maintaining strong client and internal relationships
  • Proven ability to perform consistently to tight timescales with a high degree of visibility
  • 5+ years’ direct work experience in a project management capacity
  • Strong familiarity with project management software such as Microsoft Project

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.

Application

Whilst completing your application, you will be asked to complete an “Overall Statement of Suitability”. Here, you will need to demonstrate (in a maximum of 750 words) that you have the experience required in delivering high profile projects, ideally within a Programme environment, that you can thrive in an environment that is changing constantly, that you can deal with uncertainty and that you are committed to developing services that are based on the needs of the end recipient of the service provided as well as the needs of those who administer the services provided. We are specifically looking for evidence in your 750 word Statement of Suitability against the ‘Essential Criteria’. Please attach this to your CV.

Fixed Term Appointment

This appointment will be made on a fixed term basis, due to the time limited nature of the Reform Programme.

For existing civil servants, whilst the role itself is time limited, at the end of the fixed term period, you will retain your permanent status but will be placed on the re-deployment register.

Secondments and loans will be considered on an individual basis.

Flexible working options

HMCTS offers a flexible working system in many of its offices.

Job Sharing and Reduced Hours

All applications for job sharing or reduced hours will be treated fairly and on a case by case basis in accordance with the MoJ’s flexible working policy and equality policy.

Excess Fares and Relocation Allowances

This job is not eligible for relocation allowances but excess fares may be considered in accordance with MoJ’s excess fares allowance policy.

 

Whilst completing your application, you will be asked to complete an “Overall Statement of Suitability”. Here, you will need to demonstrate (in a maximum of 750 words) that you have the experience required in delivering high profile projects, ideally within a Programme environment, that you can thrive in an environment that is changing constantly, that you can deal with uncertainty and that you are committed to developing services that are based on the needs of the end recipient of the service provided as well as the needs of those who administer the services provided. We are specifically looking for evidence in your 750 word Statement of Suitability against the ‘Essential Criteria’. Please attach this to your CV.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

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

Generous allowances for paid holiday starting at 25 days per year, and 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

  • 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, 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.

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.

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.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Interviews will be regularly held over the coming months.

19/06/2019, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or email Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk Please quote the job reference - 25136.

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.

Candidate Information

You may be required to provide statements describing your skills and experience relevant to each of the selection criteria. We recommend that you structure any examples as Situation, Task, Action and Result. For more information about the recruitment process and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Link: https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ

In the event of a large number of applications, we reserve the right to undertake the following processes:


  • An automated online test where a benchmark must be passed to progress;
  • A sift on the lead selection criteria. If this happens, the lead criteria will be the first one listed in the advert.

During the selection process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment (such as written test). If this is applicable you will be notified of this when you are invited to interview.



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@sscl.gse.gov.uk) in the first instance
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