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Strategic Workforce Planning Lead
Workforce Experience and People Insight (WEPI)
MoJ People Group
Future Workforce Design
National – with some business travel required
Fixed Term Post
We are looking for a motivated Strategic Workforce Planning Specialist to work in a challenging and exciting environment. Working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, you will have the opportunity to embed a new approach to strategic workforce planning, setting direction and ensuring alignment with the delivery of MoJ business objectives and the Civil Service workforce agenda.
You will have the opportunity to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, seeing first-hand how your influence can deliver a better justice service to society.
You willDevelop and implement integrated, strategic workforce planning practices that will enable the organisation to realise its priorities and make best use of its financial resources.Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders to develop workforce data, analysis, strategic approach, and framework development.Identify opportunities to develop system functionality, analysis and outputs to improve the range and quality of data for customers e.g., predictive analysis for scenario modelling.Identify changes that may occur internally - and the impact they may have on the workforce.Scan the external environment and seek out data sources and intelligence to provide expert strategic advice for building a workforce for the future - e.g. on development in science, technology and society.Interpret data and insight with a view to supporting business areas in understanding their future location needs. Represent the Department at cross-government Strategic Workforce Planning Networks.Line manage Future Workforce Design team of Strategic Workforce Planning Managers – setting objectives, monitoring delivery, providing support and encouraging development.
You’ll be a highly motivated person who meets the following essential criteria:A knowledge and experience of designing resourcing plans to ensure the right workforce is mobilised at the right time.A good understanding of the key principles involved in strategic workforce planningStrong analytical skills, including the ability to derive insight from multiple data sources, use data to support debate, conduct statistical analysis, and solve complex problems. Experience of presenting complex data and analysis in a visually accessible way and being able to communicate key conclusions, and technical and complex issues, to senior stakeholdersThe ability to understand, marshal and interpret a wide range of abstract concepts, ideas and sets of information; draw conclusions; and make recommendationsStrong drafting and presentational skillsThe ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior stakeholders – and a range of people at all levels on whose efforts the FWD team will depend - across the business and externally. Strong leadership experience of working collaboratively and confidently with senior colleagues, and a broad range of diverse and demanding stakeholders.
Desirable Skills and Knowledge:CIPD accreditation, a related field, or a willingness to study to achieve it.Experience of designing and implementing strategic workforce planning processes and procedures; preferably in large and/or complex contexts.
Future Workforce Design Team
We are an exciting and dynamic team who sit within Workforce Experience and People Insight, in MoJ People Group (HR Function). We work extensively with stakeholders across the organisation to support business areas in planning the workforce of the future. We develop the systems, tools and guidance to support strategic workforce planning across the MoJ and provide consultancy services to key business areas on their future workforce requirements.
MoJ People Group
MoJ People Group is an exciting place to work, as we support the organisation to ensure that, from the time people join the organisation, to the point at which they leave, we make a positive contribution to their work experience. We want everyone who works for the Ministry of Justice to feel confident in their skills, ambitious for the future and fulfilled by their work and relationships with their colleagues.
We are committed to:Becoming more innovative and insightful – building the future through new and dynamic people processes and policies, new relationships and new ways to lead at all levels;Being a world class People Group – living our values, working collaboratively & inclusively, empowering decision making, and challenging and driving out inequality; bringing diversity to all that we do;Making work meaningful, purposeful and rewarding – motivating and engaging, looking after the wellbeing of others, ensuring all jobs are good jobs, negotiating and influencing on behalf of all;Having a future focus and drive – always striving for improvement, simplification, development and sustainable change; constantly learning and driving up standards & quality; andBeing effective and productive in all we do – being our best selves, delivering operationally and systemically with strategic impact and outcome and getting the basics right.
Civil Service Assessment Process
Online Application Form
Please complete online application, setting out why you think you are suitable for this role. Please ensure you include examples of job experiences that would contribute and benefit you delivering this role.
The Civil Service recruits using Success Profiles. Success profiles are made up of 5 elements. We will advise which elements are required for the specific job you are applying for.
Civil Service Success Profiles:
Which behaviours will you be assessed against?Seeing the big pictureCommunicating and influencingLeadership
We are an agile, geographically dispersed team and offer a working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance. We will consider all applications for alternative working patterns, including compressed/reduced hours, job share, and annualised hours.
Our digitally enabled team are encouraged (subject to business needs) to work remotely; though you may be expected to travel for collaboration purposes.
This is a nationally advertised role, in keeping with the Government’s drive to increase the number of Civil Service roles outside of London and the South East of England.
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity
In the event that we receive a large volume of applications we reserve the right to conduct the sift based on one lead behaviour. The chosen lead behaviour for this campaign is seeing the big picture.
A reserve list will be held for a period up to 12 months, from which further appointments may be made.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria.
If you do not have existing right to work in UK, or you are not eligible for status under the EUSS, please be aware that for this role we are not able to offer sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. For further information on whether you are eligible to apply, please visit Gov.uk
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