24487 - Performance Analyst for the Offender Management in Custody Model

£33,586 - £51,476 (salary dependent on location)
1
12 Months
London, Yorkshire and the Humber
Leeds , London
10 SOUTH COLONNADE LONDON, E14 4PU, 5 WELLINGTON PLACE LEEDS, LS1 4AP
SEO
Bb
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working
Operational Research, Social Research / Market Research, Statistics, Analytical

Overview

This is a permanent appointment for a Band Bb / SEO Analyst in Analytical Services Directorate within the Ministry of Justice. Candidates must meet the relevant government service professional requirements for their respective profession – you must be a member of the GSS, GSR or GORS to be eligible to apply, noting that it requires strong quantitative analytical skills.

The post is open to Band Bb/ SEO analysts on level transfer and other eligible staff on promotion.

Interviews are likely to take place in March 2019. We will keep a merit list for a year for those who successfully pass the interview board but who are not offered a post.

Background

We are seeking to recruit high quality skilled and motivated individuals to join our Analytical Services Directorate or analytical teams in the MoJ’s Executive Agencies & Arm’s Length Bodies including Her Majesty’s Court & Tribunals Service and Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service.

Analytical Services Directorate (ASD) sits at the heart of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) providing analytical support across a diverse and exciting agenda. We work in a dynamic and fast paced context and our skills are in heavy demand across the MoJ. We are a cross-disciplinary directorate with a statistical unit and three policy-facing units with a mixture of social researchers, operational researchers, statisticians and economists.

About MoJ

The Ministry of Justice is one of the largest government departments, employing around 76,000 people, with a budget of approximately £7.4 billion. Each year millions of people use our services across the UK - including courts, tribunals and prisons in England and Wales.  The justice system is an important public service and our work spans criminal, civil and family justice, democracy and rights. We are all likely to come into contact with the justice system at some point in our lives, either because we have been a witness to or victim of a crime, to protect and enforce our rights, or to settle disputes.

Analysts have a crucial role to play in the achievement of the Ministry’s goals. We provide the evidence on which to make good policy choices, monitor and evaluate progress and demonstrate outcomes. There is a huge appetite within the Ministry for more and better analysis, which is driving us to recruit. 

ASD comprises over 200 analysts working in all the main analytical professionals providing support, challenge and advice to policy and operational colleagues and Ministers right across MoJ and beyond. We are looking for experienced analysts who are able to work flexibly and take personal responsibility for the work they lead on. This work will be challenging and offers a wide range of opportunities to develop your skills and careers and make a difference. In order to respond well to the wide range of analytical needs across MoJ and to provide a greater range of career development opportunities, all analysts within ASD work flexibility across a wide variety of tasks in different subject areas across the range of Ministry’s interests.

Why work for the Ministry of Justice

  • Flexible working arrangements – including compressed hours, flexi-time, working for home or commuter hubs outside of London
  • Regular job rotations to broaden experience – there are regular optional rotations for analysts of all levels to expand experience and opportunities
  • Analysis is at the centre of the Department’s decision making – with the move to a ‘Data Driver Department’ and a Secretary of State keen for all decisions to be evidence driven, your analysis will be key in influencing decisions
  • See the frontline and what your work is influencing – regular opportunities to visit prisons and probation providers to better understand the areas your analysis is affecting
  • Range of new areas of work and software – with the move to a more ‘Data Driven Department’ there will be many new areas of analysis to develop and a better range of analytical software to gain experience with

About Analytical Services

MoJ provides an exciting and dynamic environment for analysts with considerable opportunity to make a difference.  ASD comprises over 200 analysts providing support, challenge and advice to policy and operational colleagues and Ministers right across MoJ and beyond.  Analysts have a crucial role to play in the achievement of the Ministry's goals, and there is a huge appetite for more and better analysis and analysts.

The post will be based in Prison and Probation Analytical Services (PPAS) in ASD. The team leads on, among many other things, the development and delivery of the prison performance framework from performance reporting though interactive tools and dashboards, to the development and delivery of new measures to meet emerging departmental and government priorities, and the evaluation of interventions in prisons and probation.

The post holder will develop and coordinate policies and strategies for the development of departmental performance indicators and local service delivery performance standards for the Offender Management in Custody intervention (OMiC). The post holder will manage, develop and organise national and local performance indicators, coordinating departmental performance within corporate plans and strategies. They will develop and produce performance measures in liaison with senior managers and departmental staff. They will develop and coordinate departmental consultation activity.

They will also support the evaluation team and influence the strategic direction of the project. They will be given responsibility to design and contribute to an in-house and externally commissioned quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the project. The successful candidate will be responsible for disseminating the evaluation findings and building relationships with staff across the business and beyond including third sector organisations.

Key Responsibilities of the role

Performance

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Developing the measures around performance/quality
  • Designing a health check of Offender Management (linked to OMiC Dashboards)
  • Setting performance targets for both Key Worker & Case Management
  • Identifying the MI to support good Offender Management (Data Sets/Collections) in the future

Evaluation

In addition, the post holder will support the evaluation of OMiC, including:

  • Designing and conducting evaluation studies (using a range of techniques such as experimental designs for impact assessment) to assess the effectiveness of Offender Management
  • Identifying the data areas required to assess impact/success
  • Disseminating analytical findings through the production of reports for internal and external publication
  • Giving formal and informal presentations, to share and promote performance monitoring and evaluation findings, to non-technical audiences

Competencies for the Role

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Collaborating & Partnering
  • Delivering at Pace

As well as the three civil service competencies stated above, you are also asked to provide two sets of written evidence of professional competence relevant to the grade/post you are applying for. See details below:

Professional Competency (1)

Please provide a written example of the following competency:

  • Applies quantitative analytical methods effectively to drive insights and evidence that influence decision making and add value:

     

    Professional Competency (2)

    Please state your analytical profession in the first line of this competency as this will help us ensure that the interview panel is appropriate for your profession should you be selected.

    • Please provide a written example demonstrating the competencies relevant to the GORS, GES, GSG, or GSR analytical profession. Please note that a number of the analyst competencies may overlap with the MoJ competencies listed above. We therefore recommend that in providing written evidence for the analyst competency, candidates focus on the technical and methodology aspects of the competencies that are specific to the profession noting that these posts require a quantitative analyst. We will use evidence presented for the MoJ competencies in assessing the wider skills candidates have.

    For more information regarding Professional Competency 2 please refer to the analytical profession internet links below:

    Government Statistician Group (GSG): Further information, including a user guide, can be found within the link below:

    https://gss.civilservice.gov.uk/learning-and-development/statistician-competency-framework-2/

    Government Social Research Service (GSR): Further information can be found within the link below: https://civilservicelearning.civilservice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/GSR%20professional%20competency%20framework.pdf

    Government Operational Research Service (GORs): Further information can be found within the link below:

    http://www.operational-Research.gov.uk/recruitment/competencies/

    Details Required In Your Application

    To fully complete your online application, in addition to the competency based application form, you must include an up to date CV (this should be a maximum of two sides of A4. Only applicants who submit this document will be considered for an invite to interview. Please remove all personal information and do not save the file with your name.

    Applicants Invited for Interview

    You will be required to give a 5-minute presentation at interview. Details of this will be sent to those candidates who are invited for interview

    For Further Information:

    If you would like to discuss this advert in more detail please feel free to contact:

    Alana Diamond on Alana.Diamond@noms.gsi.gov.uk or 07976 637812

    Nita Bhupal on Nita.Bhupal@noms.gsi.gov.uk or 07989 683791

    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.

    Eligibility

    Staff on fixed term appointments must have been recruited through fair and open competition.

    Expected in March 2019

    04/03/2019, 23:55 hours.

    Closing Date: 4th March 2019 at 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@sscl.gse.gov.uk Please quote the job reference.

    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
    Making Effective Decisions
    Collaborating and Partnering
    Delivering at Pace
    Professional competency
    • Professional Competency (1)
    Please provide a written example of the following competency:
    Applies quantitative analytical methods effectively to drive insights and evidence that influence decision making and add value:
    o Identifies, gathers and brings a range of often large data sets together, identifying and resolving quality issues
    o Uses appropriate methods and techniques to analyse the data to gain insight and evidence that solves problems or questions
    o Presents findings and insights persuasively so customers engage and understand the evidence and use it to influence decisions
    o Anticipates potential further uses of data wider than solving initial problem, and can raise awareness and engagement in value of quantitative approaches
    Professional competency
    • Professional Competency (2)
    Please state your analytical profession in the first line of this competency as this will help us ensure that the interview panel is appropriate for your profession should you be selected.
    Please provide a written example demonstrating the competencies relevant to the GORS, GES, GSG, or GSR analytical profession. Please note that a number of the analyst competencies may overlap with the MoJ competencies listed above. We therefore recommend that in providing written evidence for the analyst competency, candidates focus on the technical and methodology aspects of the competencies that are specific to the profession noting that these posts require a quantitative analyst. We will use evidence presented for the MoJ competencies in assessing the wider skills candidates have.

    For more information regarding Professional Competency 2 please refer to the analytical profession internet links below:

    Government Statistician Group (GSG): Further information, including a user guide, can be found within the link below:
    https://gss.civilservice.gov.uk/learning-and-development/statistician-competency-framework-2/

    Government Social Research Service (GSR): Further information can be found within the link below: https://civilservicelearning.civilservice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/GSR%20professional%20competency%20framework.pdf

    Government Operational Research Service (GORs): Further information can be found within the link below:
    http://www.operational-Research.gov.uk/recruitment/competencies/
    Must be a member of GSS, GSR or GORS to be eligible to apply.

    This Vacancy is closed to applications.