40992 - Digital Product Manager
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Do you want to be part of one of the largest tech programmes in Central Government? Do you want to be empowered to be creative, curious and have your ideas listened to? We’d love to hear from you!
These are exciting times at Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). As an agency of the MoJ, we provide the supporting administration for the judiciary across England and Wales. Within that portfolio the Digital and Technology Services Transformation Programme has a clear ambition to create an organisational culture where diverse and inclusive multi-disciplinary teams bring together in-house digital, data and technology specialists to build capability, work smarter and more efficiently.
This vacancy offers a unique chance to be at the forefront of leading and assisting in implementing the future DTS organisation. The Programme is ambitious, innovative and will need a flexible workforce to deliver it. Those leading the change will experience new and exciting opportunities and will benefit from playing a part in a number of different initiatives throughout the programme.
DTS Transformation is creating a place in which it is great to do work and part of our offer is brilliant training opportunities and support from expert colleagues. As well as that you’ll find flexible working, an inclusive culture and a place where your opinion is valued.
The Product Manager will coordinate the operation, support, maintenance and improvement of the digital/technology parts of an end-to-end service delivered by HMCTS to its users. Evolving from the Product Manager role in the teams that develop our new digital products, the role will be the central point of expertise that operates and keeps developing the product and the service it delivers. The post holder will work very closely with the HMCTS Service Manager who is ultimately accountable for a particular service and they will also draw on wider teams to run and improve the product.
What will you be doing?
- Accountable for all aspects of digital/technology live service support and improvement for the end-to-end service (enabled by the product) delivered to the customer;
- Manage and control the digital and technology assets, resources, subscriptions and calendar of activities needed to keep the end-to-end service operating efficiently and effectively;
- Prepare and maintain analysis and knowledge to understand user needs for their product;
- Analyse and understand the technical and practical detail about how their product works, serves user needs and could be developed;
- Coordination of the multiple providers and suppliers involved in delivering the end-to-end service, both internal and external;
- Responsible for any necessary communications about all aspects of operating and developing their digital/technology product, as part of an end-to-end service delivered to HMCTS users;
- Act as a central contact point for all digital and technology matters related to their product;
- Develop, implement, maintain and review systems and service standards to provide quality, efficiency and value for money;
- Develop proposals to improve the quality of service with involvement from a diverse range of staff, stakeholders or delivery partners;
- Plan ahead but reassess workloads and priorities if situations change or people are facing conflicting demands;
- Development, delivery and operation of digital services, technology and ICT.
What are we looking for?
- Previous experience of improving systems and structures to deliver with more streamlined resources;
- An understanding of risks and delivery of ongoing changes;
- Experience of managing teams and stakeholders to set priorities, goals, objectives and timescales;
- Knowledge or experience of data analysis;
- Previous experience/knowledge of software development and product management
- Experience in supplier management
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 is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.
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 voluntary benefits,retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
- For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers
- 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.
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Grading Structure Review
The Ministry of Justice is currently undergoing a review of posts which are currently graded at Band A to realign our grading structure with the majority of the wider Civil Service.
Posts advertised at Band A may be graded at either Grade 6 or Grade 7 once the review has taken place.
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