Ministry of Justice Non-Executive Board Members (2)

Body: Prime Minister
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: National role within England & Wales although Board meetings are held in person in London.
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £15,000 per annum
Time Requirements: Circa 30 days per annum (including a minimum of 4 Board meetings)
Closing Date: 10/10/2022 00:00
Interviews: TBC

Vacancy Description

The Ministry of Justice is seeking to recruit two Non-Executive Board members.

Non-Executives provide external advice and expertise, underpinned by consideration from an independent standpoint which informs the Department’s decision-making process.

As a Non-Executive you will: Sit on the Departmental Board, chaired by the Secretary of State; Advise on performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the Department; Provide independent scrutiny for the Department; Work with Executives and their offices to continue to improve Departmental performance; Have the financial acumen to ensure that Departmental finances are being managed properly taking into consideration a significant period of budget reductions; Bring commercial experience and expertise to the role – constructively challenge the Board and Executives on issues pertaining to MoJ’s management of commercial issues, contracts and procurement; Have the professional credibility and authority to challenge MoJ leaders; and Provide independent, constructive, and insightful analysis of MoJ strategy and performance.

Person Specification

We are seeking to appoint at least one candidate with expertise in commercial strategy and procurement. Specifically, they will have skills and knowledge of: Advising and scrutinising the effectiveness of commercial strategy.Understanding complex procurement processes. Delivering measurable value for money in the commercial space. Markets and Suppliers. Commercial Assurance IT and information systems to support end to end contracting, including contract records management, performance and management systems, and data on spending

We are seeking to appoint at least one candidate with senior leadership experience in large organisations that operate in complex operational environments. This should include experience of leading major projects from initiation, through development and to delivery, using sound evidence to inform decisions.

In both cases candidates will be high-calibre leaders who will either be on their way to the Boardroom or already be there.

They will have diverse perspectives and may already have had great success in embedding change through innovation.

The MoJ offers a wide variety of genuinely challenging and fascinating work and would give the right candidates opportunities for growth they might not encounter in the private sector.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate: Experience of risk, performance and financial management. The ability to contribute and inspire confidence with a wide range of stakeholders in formal and informal professional environments.

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

Send the following documents: A copy of your CV, in no more than two sides of A4 A supporting statement that evidences how you meet all the criteria, in no more than two sides of A4 Declaration of interests form; Previous or current public appointments; Names and contacts details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview); Political activity declaration form; Equal opportunities monitoring form, and the Guaranteed interview scheme declaration, if relevant.

Completed applications should be sent to GatenbySanderson via the following link:
Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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