64063 - Partnership & Stakeholder Lead - Homelessness Prevention Taskforce (South Central)

£37,166 - £41,020
1
12 Months
South West
Aldershot, Aylesbury , Basingstoke , Bicester , Bracknell , Fareham , Havant , High Wycombe , Lymington , Milton Keynes , Newport (Isle of Wight) , Oxford , Portsmouth , Reading , Slough , Southampton
NPS 2A WYNNE JONES CENTRE AYLESBURY, HP21 7RL, NPS EASTON COURT HIGH WYCOMBE, HP11 2EL, NPS FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL FAREHAM, PO16 7AZ, NPS GREYFRIARS HOUSE READING, RG1 1PE, NPS HEAD OFFICE OXON BICESTER, OX26 2QD, NPS IMPERIAL HOUSE ALDERSHOT, GU11 1DP, NPS ISLAND HOUSE LYMINGTON, SO41 9GA, NPS JAMES GLASHIER HOUSE BRACKNELL, RG12 1BP, NPS MACMILLAN HOUSE OXFORD, OX1 1BN, NPS Milton Keynes Magistrates Court, MK9 2YK, NPS NEWPORT PROBATION OFFICE NEWPORT, PO30 5BN, NPS PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL PORTSMOUTH, PO1 2BQ, NPS PORTSMOUTH PROBATION OFFICE PORTSMOUTH, PO1 2BD, NPS REVELSTOKE HOUSE SLOUGH, SL1 2HF, NPS ST CLEMENTS HOUSE BASINGSTOKE, RG21 7SB, NPS TOWN QUAY HOUSE SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 2PT, NPS THE COURT HOUSE HAVANT, PO9 2AS
Other
NPS Pay Band 5 National
Permanent
Full Time
Operational Delivery

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.

The Homelessness Prevention Taskforce works across South Central in partnership with local authorities and voluntary organisations to identify suitable and stable accommodation pathways for people on probation.

Overview of the job

The Partnership & Stakeholder Lead is responsible for the development of the systems capability to build senior stakeholder relationships between the NPS, CRCs and other partnerships.

NPS has a diverse range of programme and policy areas, most of which are delivered with other partners - this diversity can make it challenging for us to co-ordinate our activities and to avoid confusion. The job holder will not 'control' NPS partnership and stakeholder activities, but will act as adviser to Deputy Directors and their Divisions, helping them to target their input and find the best routes through.

The role is also responsible for delivering business change partner support to NPS Divisions and Deputy Directors at a regional level as directed by the System Integration Senior Manager

Summary

The System Integration team will be responsible for ensuring the NPS works as effectively as possible with CRCs and other delivery partners. The roles will include identifying and coordinating delivery to improve effectiveness of operations. In Wales these roles will go further than Probation - they will also include Prison / Probation integration.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

Partnerships & stakeholder development

  • Provide key strategic insight, to enable ministerial briefing, on effecting change and engaging key stakeholders
  • Lead NPS' work on developing a professional approach to managing networks and key stakeholders in order to provide a key delivery mechanism for the NPS and its relationships with Partners
  • Take an authorship and commissioning role to establishing new and effective partnerships for the NPS
  • Develop a relationship management approach for the NPS, in line with HMPPS approaches
  • Experiment with new relationship management ideas and processes across the NPS
  • Coordinate other Divisions' developments related to relationship management
  • Co-ordinate NPS' input into cross-Whitehall processes and systems.

Implementing associated change management

  • Plan and design the change required to make partnerships with delivery partners as effective as possible
  • Coordinate operational input to HQ projects to improve the interfaces between stakeholders and partners

Use communication effectively

  • Providing information, feedback and advice
  • Influencing and persuading
  • Using appropriate skills, styles and approaches

Enhance own performance

  • Manage own resources and professional development

Use information to take critical decisions

  • Liaise  with  staff  to  receive,  collate  and  analyse  information, developing systems and compiling reports as necessary
  • Develop and utilise data to identify trends and take appropriate action to maintain and enhance performance
  • Plan, implement and manage systems for the exchange of sensitive information, data and intelligence

Manage Diversity and Quality

  • Contribute to a culture and systems that promote equality and value diversity
  • Implement the diversity policies of the service and collaborate effectively with the Equalities and Diversity Unit

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alternations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder.

Behaviours

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Changing and Improving
  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing

Essential Experience

  • Demonstrate experience of stakeholder management,
  • Demonstrate experience of implementing successful change projects,
  • Operational experience of working in a Probation setting

Technical requirements

NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in a relevant subject (or appropriate practical experience)

Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

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.

Standard working hours are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid. 

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, plus public holidays. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

Pension

The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.

Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

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.

Eligibility

All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

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.

Interviews are expected to take place at the beginning of October 2022.

30/09/2022, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com

Please quote the job reference - opportunity.id.

Should you require any further information please contact : melanie.smith@justice.gov.uk

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

Behaviours
Seeing the Big Picture - 250 word limit
Leadership - 250 word limit
Developing Self and Others - 250 word limit
Changing and Improving - 250 word limit
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Working Together - 250 word limit
Experience
Statement of Suitability - 500 word limit
Technical Skills
NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in a relevant subject (or appropriate practical experience)
Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint - 250 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Seeing the Big Picture
Leadership
Developing Self and Others
Changing and Improving
Communicating and Influencing
Working Together
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.

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.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.