The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. We work to protect and advance the principles of justice. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society.
Deputy Director – Finance Business Partners
Circa £85,000 | Northern Ireland
Location North East, South East, East Midlands, North West, South West, Scotland, Eastern, London, Yorkshire and the Humber, Northern Ireland, Wales, West Midlands About the job Job description This post is one of four senior leader roles reporting directly to the Business Partnering Finance Director and forms part of the Business Partnering Directorate Senior Management Team. It provides the strategic finance leadership responsible for delivering effective finance business partnering to either the MoJ’s corporate and professional services or to three of the department’s Executive Agencies and their senior leadership teams, ensuring they receive proactive decision support across the core financial areas through a process of continuous improvement and the development of enhanced skills and capability throughout the group. As a Deputy Director in MoJ Finance Business Partnering Group you will be the strategic finance lead for either the MoJ’s corporate and professional services or three of the department’s Executive Agencies. The Ministry’s corporate services functions are a significant undertaking. With a budget of around £1bn the functions provide the infrastructure and professional services necessary to support the department’s critical frontline services. As business partner to these areas you will provide support to estates, digitech, HR, finance, change and commercial functions. The operational business partnering role also sits at the heart of public service delivery, providing business partnering to three of the Ministry’s agencies – the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) and the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). With combined budgets of around £2bn, this is a challenging and rewarding role supporting three Accounting Officers who discharge their responsibilities to Parliament and delivery public value through their organisations. Both these roles provide first-line strategic support to senior leaders operating in very challenging delivery areas. To succeed you will need to be a first-class finance business partner who is comfortable operating in a complex, demanding and changing delivery environment. You will need to work collaboratively with colleagues across the function to ensure alignment of financial plans with our overall financial strategy, and will need to work effectively with management account teams to provide high quality, data-driven insight and intelligence. As a key member of the Finance Function Senior Leadership Team, you will also play an essential role in leading and building our future Finance Function, supporting the development of staff, role modelling effective leadership behaviours, ensuring we live our values and helping to embed the new finance operating model.Read more
£38.36 per hour or £9.59 per full quarter hour. | Wales
Helping those without a voice to give their evidence. Registered Intermediaries (RIs) are used in criminal proceedings to assist vulnerable witnesses communicate their evidence to the police and in court. A witness might need the help of an RI because of their age, or a learning, mental or physical disability or disorder. The work can be challenging but immensely rewarding, and an RI can often be the difference between a witness being able to give their best evidence or not. The Ministry of Justice is looking to recruit RIs to their Registered Intermediary Scheme to provide support in Wales to be eligible, not meeting this requirement could result in your application being withdrawn. After successful completion of training and assessment, you will be self-employed and your details added to a database. Cases will be offered to you from the police and Crown Prosecution Service based on the communication requirements of the witness and you will be required to commit to a minimum of 24 days a year to the role. Desirable Criteria: Professional qualifications and/or working experience in relation to communicating with the following groups • Young children up to 11 years • Adults with mild-moderate learning disabilities • Adults with mental health issues • Deaf adults and/or children Please Note: A Welsh Version of the job advert is included in the attachments Nodar: Mae Fersiwn Gymraeg o'r hysbyseb swydd wedi'i chynnwys yn yr atodiadau Person specification To apply for this role you would must have a good experience of assessing communication Competencies We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process: Establishing rapport : Please describe a time when you had to quickly build rapport and credibility with a vulnerable individual in challenging circumstances. Assessing communication needs : Please describe a time when you had to accurately and quickly assess an individual’s communication needs. Developing communication strategies and sharing these with other relevant parties : Please describe a time when you had to develop strategies to enable an individual to understand and communicate accurately and coherently. Showing confidence and assertiveness when facilitating communication between a vulnerable individual and others : Please describe a time when you found it particularly challenging to facilitate communication between an individual with communication needs/difficulties and others (e.g. due to some form of conflict or communication breakdown). Showing resilience in difficult circumstances : Please describe a time when you had to deal with a particularly stressful situation when working with individuals with communication needs/difficulties. In this situation, how have you dealt with and learned from the challenging situation?Read more