(1) Ministry of Justice Non-Executive Director (2) Ministry of Justice Non-Executive Director & Audit & Risk Assurance Committee Member

Body: Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: MoJ services operate nationally and we have office locations nationwide. Board meetings are normally held in London. In the recent past they have been virtual in-line with Covid guidance.
Skills required: Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: 1) The Non-Executive Director will be remunerated at a rate of £15,000 per annum. 2) The Non-Executive Director & Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Member will be remunerated at a rate of £20,000 per annum.
Time Requirements: At least 30 days per annum (including a minimum of four Board meetings)
Closing Date: 22/09/2021 08:00
Interviews: TBC

Vacancy Description

The Ministry of Justice is seeking to recruit two Non-Executive Directors, one of whom will also sit on the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.
Non-Executives provide external advice and expertise, from an independent standpoint which informs the Department’s decision-making process.
Key Responsibilities are to:
• Sit on the Departmental Board, chaired by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice;
• Sit on the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee chaired by a fellow Non-Executive (one role only);
• Advise on performance, transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the Department;
• Provide independent scrutiny as part of the Department’s governance;
• Work with Executives to continue to improve Departmental performance;
• Constructively challenge the Board and Executives on Departmental strategy and risks to its delivery; and
• Ensure that Departmental finances are being managed properly.

Person Specification

The successful candidates will be highly effective senior leaders in their own organisations, either already operating at Board level or with clear potential to do so.
Essential criteria:
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:
• Senior leadership experience in large and complex organisations
• Experience of leading major projects from initiation, through development and to delivery
• Experience of risk, performance and financial management
• Sound judgement and a high level of integrity, with a commitment to the seven principles of conduct in public life
We are particularly looking for candidates who have leadership experience and expertise in one or more of the following:
1. The use of digital technology to drive transformation, innovation or process automation, leading to improved outcomes or efficiencies;

2. Using data and analysis to drive performance improvement and better decision-making;

3. Leadership in complex operational environments, such as logistics or large organisations providing services across multiple locations.

One of two roles being recruited to will sit on the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. Previous experience of a similar governance role would be desirable.

Additional Information

The Ministry of Justice is a ministerial department at the heart of the justice system. We are responsible for:
• Courts and tribunals which we administer in partnership with the independent judiciary;
• Prisons;
• Probation; and
• A range of services to help victims of crime, children, vulnerable people and those seeking access to justice.

The department is supported by 34 agencies and public bodies. Five executive agencies are responsible for the delivery of the majority of our services to the public:
• HM Courts and Tribunals Service
• HM Prison and Probation Service
• Legal Aid Agency
• Office of the Public Guardian
• Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

We provide services across England and Wales and certain non-devolved tribunals in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

How to Apply

GatenbySanderson are assisting with the search for this appointment.
This is an extended advert for the positions of Non-Executive Directors at Ministry of Justice advertised earlier this summer (reference number GSe74620 with a closing date of 23 August 2021). If you have already applied to this campaign you are not required to resubmit an application; your original application will be considered by the selection panel.
To apply for this post, please visit our partner’s website (GatenbySanderson) at: www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe74620 or the ‘search for jobs’ section entering reference number GSe74620.
You should register and then submit the following documentation no later than 08:00 (UK time) on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.
Document details:
1. A CV (no more than two sides of A4) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
2. A Statement of Suitability (no more than two sides of A4) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience, providing evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
3. As part of the application process you will be required to complete your diversity information. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be provided to the selection panel. We capture this information to monitor our internal vacancy filling processes with a view to ensuring that we continue to build a talented workforce with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
4. In addition to diversity information, you will be asked whether you wish to apply for the role as part of the Disability Confident Scheme. For more information about the scheme, please see the FAQs section.
5. A completed form declaration of interests and conduct form providing details of any previous or current public appointments, and making a political activity declaration. The Governance Code for Public Appointments which sets out the process and principles, including guidance on declarations, that should underpin all public appointments made to bodies listed in the Public Appointments Order in Council can be found here.
6. Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of the capacity and over what period of time they have known you.
Please submit and complete all of the documents listed so that the panel will have all the required information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. Please note failure to submit any of these documents will result in your application not being considered for this role.
Should you encounter any issues with your application please contact Mary Dempsey at GatenbySanderson via: mary.dempsey@gatenbysanderson.com.


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