24840 - Judicial Appointments Commission - Delivery Manager

£36,254 - £49,181
12 Months
B, Ba
Full Time
Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management, Digital


The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is an independent public body that selects judges in the courts and tribunals, and non-legal tribunal members. The JAC selects judicial candidates through fair and open competition, encouraging a wide range of quality candidates to apply for the posts that it advertises.

The JAC is responsible for designing, planning and running recruitment campaigns to select judicial office holders up to and including the High Court. We have a statutory duty to select solely on merit, while keeping our selection processes open to the widest range of applicants. We are committed to attracting applicants from as diverse a field as possible and work closely with a range of organisations to promote vacancies to eligible candidates.

More is on our website: www.judicialappointments.gov.uk

We have a vacancy for a Delivery Manager with strong digital and agile expertise as well as leadership skills.

As a Delivery Manager, you will ensure that team deliver digital products and services according to the best practices of agile and lean principles and methodologies


A delivery manager is accountable for the delivery of products and services:

  • promote agile working within your team and in the wider organisation to build and iterate a user-centred service
  • removing obstacles or ‘blockers’ to progress
  • helping your service team become better at autonomously organising their own work
  • making sure accessibility is factored into each feature or activity the team’s working on
  • provides all support to Digital Board and Head of Operations and Digital

Main duties/responsibilities

As a delivery manager, you will:

  • leading and motivating a multi-disciplinary team, helping them organise and plan their work, ensuring they deliver products and services that actually meet users’ needs.
  • working alongside the Product Manager to prioritise work and deliver organisational objectives.
  • ensuring the team clearly communicate their plans and progress through their plans using recognised agile practices
  • providing data to help report on the programme to the senior management team
  • identifying the people, skills and resources that the team need to deliver to the agreed goals
  • identifying and communicating risks, issues, dependencies and blockers
  • managing stakeholders to ensure good relations and effective communication

Skills and experience

We’re looking someone with strong interpersonal skills who enjoys working in a demanding, high profile agile environment. You need to be passionate about agile working, care about technology and know how to make projects succeed. You will believe that how you work is as important as what you deliver.

It’s essential that you have:

  • Has a knowledge of a range of Agile and Lean tools and techniques, with an ability to coach within and outside of their team.
  • A track record of successfully delivering complex digital projects and products under time pressure
  • Able to communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries, understanding the context
  • Deep understanding of the digital landscape

Success Profiles

The Judicial Appointments Commission recruits using Success Profiles. This means for each role we advertise, we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

During the application process we will be considering the following behaviours;

  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at pace
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Working together

Application Process

As well as addressing the behaviours you will be required to complete a statement of suitability explaining how your experience meets the requirements of the role. You will also be asked to attach your CV.

Those invited to attend the selection day will be required to undertake a practical exercise as part of the overall selection process.

For further information about the roles, please contact Sharon Foster-King at Sharon.Foster-King@judicialappointments.gov.uk

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.


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.


The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.


The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.


  • 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.


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.

Expected Interviews are likely to take place between 1 April and 12 April 2019.

21/03/2019, 23:55 hours.

Closing Date: 21st 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.

Those invited to attend the selection day will be required to undertake a practical exercise as part of the overall selection process.

For further information about the roles, please contact Sharon Foster-King at Sharon.Foster-King@judicialappointments.gov.uk

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

This Vacancy is closed to applications.