82761 - Senior Content Creator, Production Manager

£45,824 - £50,039
12 Months
Full Time
Communications / Marketing

Job Title: Senior Content Creator, Production Manager

Grade: Band B / SEO / SIO

Salary: £45,824 - £50,039

Location: 102 Petty France, London

Directorate/Unit: Communications & Information Directorate/External Communications

Team: Digital and Strategic Communications, Digital Content and Channels Team

Working Pattern: Full time. The role will be based in 102 Petty France, Westminster. We currently attend the office for a minimum of two days a week and you may be asked to attend for additional days when required. 

Type of Contract: Permanent  

The Ministry of Justice supports a range of issues that have a profound impact on people’s lives. We are at the heart of the justice system, and our priority work ranges from prison reform to modern justice and support for victims.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our fast-paced and ambitious social media team, taking a leading role in crafting stories for a large audience on key government announcements, nationally historic moments, and authentic case studies.

You will be responsible for our team’s end-to-end creative production and line managing two content creators. You will be responsible for a tightly packed production schedule, building and developing on creative briefs and commissions, self-shooting, editing and designing high-quality creative products, maintaining high creative standards, equipment and software budgets, and undertaking regular evaluation of team workflow and content performance.

You relish getting to the heart of a story and delivering fast-paced social media ideas and solutions for an assortment of diverse creative briefs. Occasionally you may need to travel to different locations and work non-standard office hours.

We are a highly positive and energised team. We pride ourselves on having a great team culture and a clear focus on innovation, storytelling and making a difference in people’s lives.  We maintain a “no mistakes culture” where it is recognised that occasional mistakes are worthwhile costs of ambition and innovation. We facilitate a space that welcomes creative challenge and big ideas and ensure everyone is supported and empowered to do their very best work. 

You will play an important role in the digital communications community across government and in upskilling colleagues and senior leaders in digital best practice to maintain our status as a centre for excellence.  

If you’re passionate about telling stories at the heart of the national conversation for a large and rapidly growing digital audience, this is the job for you.

 You will report into Deputy Head of Digital, Head of Content.

 Here are some examples of our recent work:

Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Manage the production process across all channels from start to finish.
  • Manage a team of two content creators: planning, scheduling, coordinating a combination of fast-turnaround short-form video, design and photo products and longer-lead documentary projects to deadline and budget.
  • Manage the content team’s workflow, capacity, equipment budget and storage, and creative software needs, in partnership with the Head of Content.
  • Develop and scope out creative briefs and commissions from the wider team, building strong relationships and an energising creative culture.
  • Develop your own original content ideas and series formats for our social media channels.
  • Undertake regular evaluation of the team’s workflow and content performance.
  • Make technical and creative recommendations and confidently pitch and present ideas to a variety of stakeholders, incorporating client feedback and pushing back where necessary.
  • Line manage two content creators.
  • Manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Shoot and edit dynamic videos, including interviews, pieces to camera, documentary, and promotional videos for campaigns and events.
  • Direct talent including senior leaders, ministers, stakeholders and VIP guests with confidence and clear creative vision.
  • Design excellent graphic design products with a clear understanding of attention-grabbing colour, type and composition.
  • Shoot and edit photography including portraits, groups, presentations and large events.

 Essential experience and personal skills:

  • Extensive industry experience in content production management and hands-on creative roles.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in team leadership, presenting and pitching ideas, on-set direction, and responding to feedback.
  • Excellent, proven knowledge in video production, with a thorough understanding of shooting schedules, team management, budgets, and timeframes.
  • Excellent knowledge of design, photography, and creative trends.
  • Proficient in using DSLRs to shoot excellent video (Sony experience preferred), as well as lighting and sound.
  • Creative flair, originality, and the confidence to challenge where you feel innovation or improvements are needed.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media content and trends.
  • Excellent video editing skills with experience of using creative software including Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Highly positive and professional attitude.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to build a workforce that is more representative of the UK’s diverse communities and 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

Application process

We will be using success profiles to assess your communication and delivery abilities.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide a personal statement and CV and provide examples of Civil Service behaviours (PDF) and competencies based on the Government Communication Professional Competency Framework (PDF).

In your personal statement, please make specific reference to content you have created and productions you have led on.

The vacancy manager for this role is Isaac Mayne (Isaac.mayne1@justice.gov.uk). 


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Delivering at Pace

And these GCS competences:

  • Comms – Ideas: Digital
  • Comms – Insight: Digital
  • Comms – Impact: Digital


  • Should you reach the interview stage, you will be asked to undertake a creative task and/or presentation which includes reference to your own past creative work and portfolio.

In interview you will also be asked additional Qs across the aforementioned Civil Service behaviours (PDF) and competences based on the Government Communication Professional Competency Framework (PDF) and be required to provide relevant examples.

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.

MoJ candidates who are on a specialist grade, will be able to retain their grade on lateral transfer.

All candidates who are currently in receipt of Mark Time / Pay Protection should ensure they are familiar with the new policy on permanent and temporary promotion which can be found on the employee intranet.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.


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.

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.


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.


  • 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 GOV.UK or 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.

To be confirmed

15/01/2024, 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 - 82761.
Security Clearance (SC)

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

Statement of Suitability - 750 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Additional Assessment(s)
Any candidate who has been assessed as being appointable to the role they applied for may be offered a similar, lower grade role, if one is available. Furthermore, any candidate who has just missed meeting the criteria for a particular role, may be appointed to a similar role at a lower grade if such a role is available, and if they have been assessed as meeting the criteria for the lower grade role. These appointments will also be made in merit order.

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 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.