80563 - Portfolio Lead

The national salary range is £54,358 - £61,585, London salary range is £58,847 - £66,670 Your salary will be dependent on your base location
3
12 Months
National
National
NATIONAL
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Grade 7
Grade 7
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working
Information Technology, Operational Delivery, Strategy

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.

Portfolio Lead

Location: National

Closing Date: 3rd November

Interviews: 15th November

Grade: G7

(MoJ candidates who are on a specialist grade, will be able to retain this grade on lateral transfer)

Salary:

London: £58-847 - £66,670

National: £54,358 - £61,585

Working pattern: Full time, Part time, Flexible working.

Contract Type: Perm

Vacancy number: 80563

*We are currently offering hybrid working which includes 2 days per week in your local office. Office locations can be found HERE

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Portfolio Lead here at Justice Digital, to be part of our warm and collaborative Strategy and Operations team.

As the Portfolio Lead you will be responsible for ensuring that the portfolio of work is effectively coordinated and managed. You will work with colleagues across Justice Digital to build a clear and comprehensive portfolio that helps deliver strategy, ensuring that there is strong focus on value and delivery.  You will:

  • Coordinate prioritisation of the portfolio required to deliver strategy
  • Support teams in undertaking appropriate governance and delivering effectively to Justice Digital standards
  • Understand the performance and risk profile of work both in delivery and in pipeline, enabling you to provide high quality visibility and insight to stakeholders 
  • Act as a critical friend and advisor to the Leadership Team, supporting them with decision making and providing recommendations

You will also be expected to form an active part of our portfolio community and be willing to offer support across other areas as the need arises.  Your primary reporting line is into the Portfolio team within Strategy & Operations, though as part of being a matrix organisation you’ll also have a ‘dotted’ line into the leadership of your assigned portfolio.

To help picture your life at MoJ Justice Digital please take a look at our blog and our Digital and Technology strategy 2025

Key Responsibilities:

Coordinate prioritisation and shaping of the portfolio required to deliver strategy:

  • Work with the portfolio leadership team to build a balanced portfolio of work that delivers strategy
  • Drive effective prioritisation, and application of it to inform delivery decisions
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure initiatives are set up for success, whether through assuring shaping work done or via supporting shaping itself

Support teams in undertaking appropriate governance and delivering effectively to Justice Digital standards:

  • Drive the portfolio to apply good practice standards and approaches to underpin high-quality delivery and management of change
  • Ensure that concerns and issues are appropriately escalated and dealt with, able to coordinate unblocking
  • Run and participate in governance to help effective and efficient decision making and delivery
  • Guide stakeholders through the application of existing methodologies, practices and techniques.  Implement improvements into the current ways of working

Understand the performance and risk profile of work both in delivery and in pipeline, enabling you to provide high quality visibility and insight to stakeholders:

  • Establish visibility and insight on performance, giving a relied upon view of whether strategy and outcomes are on track to management & central portfolio
  • Build strong relationships with teams and stakeholders in order to obtain good up to date visibility and information on status and risk
  • Drive a portfolio view of risk, delivery roadmaps, dependencies, and support effective management of them
  • ‘Connect the dots’; join up a forward-looking picture of delivery performance and risk with other dimensions (e.g. financial, people, architectural, service) for insight and to provide constructive challenge

Act as a critical friend and advisor to the Leadership Team, supporting them with decision making and providing recommendations:

  • Be a valued source of advice, information and insight to the leadership team giving them a reliable and independent picture for proactive action
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and facilitate discussions about high risk and complexity.  Help maintain focus on what is most important and impactful
  • Provide supportive assurance; helping initiatives to proactively recognise and address challenges
  • Build effective relationships and working practices across other capabilities, including other central and support functions

If this feels like an exciting opportunity, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!

Person Specification

Essential

  • Have demonstrable experience of driving portfolios of change, in both traditional and agile delivery styles
  • Engages and manages stakeholders effectively, with the ability to influence and build consensus
  • Experienced in managing and appropriately applying good practice frameworks and approaches that improve performance
  • Experience in managing change in a fast paced environment
  • Experience of leading, managing or building a team

Willingness to be assessed against the requirements for BPSS clearance.

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Togetherness. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.

Benefits

  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Kings’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
  • 5 days volunteering paid leave.
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a CV and supporting statement (no more than 750 words) which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

In Justice Digital, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Delivery at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership

Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel.

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on your CV and supporting statement will be conducted prior to the sift.

Should you be unsuccessful in the role that you have applied for, but demonstrated the capability for a role at a lower level, we reserve the right to discuss this opportunity with you and potentially offer you the position without the need for a further application.

A reserve list may be held for a period of up to 12 months from which further appointments may be made.

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

03/11/2023, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com Please quote the job reference - 80563.

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.

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

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.

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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.

For further information and to apply for this position please see the following link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/justicedigital/Job/JobDetail?jobid=111&isPreview=Yes&advert=external.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.