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We are looking for a motivated Strategic Workforce Planning Manager 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, 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 willDesign and develop appropriate tools, guidance and templates to support business areas in the development of their workforce plans. Build and maintain a network of Workforce Planning Leads from all business groups, agencies and ALBs and be their single point of contact regarding workforce planning.Build and maintain a network of those supporting Workforce Planning Leads in the business groups, HR and Finance Business Partners Create and deliver a continuous development programme to build Workforce Planning capability across the network and the MoJ. Develop an expertise around one of the themes that support workforce planning, e.g., location strategy, labour market, skills & capability, megatrends, automation, lead the business in understanding the impacts of that theme. Support Strategic Workforce Planning Specialists in enabling MoJ to transition to a new Strategic Workforce Planning framework delivering against milestones, and effectively managing risks throughout. Develop a deep understanding of business group and MoJ complex workforce data and sources.
You’ll be a highly motivated person who meets the following essential criteria:Experience of workforce planning processes and procedures, or a good understanding of the key principles involved.Skilled in building strong working relationships to understand customer needs, deliver complex information and generate ‘buy-in’ from key stakeholders.Strong analytical skills, including the ability to derive insight from multiple data sources, use of data to support debate, statistical analysis and problem solve complex challenges.Experience of managing complex issues and juggling priorities.Strong drafting/writing skills with the ability to produce Board level papers; corporate communication messages; and tools and guidance that are fit for purpose.
Desirable Skills and Knowledge:CIPD accreditation, a related field, or a willingness to study to achieve it.Knowledge of workforce trends e.g. emerging trends, government influence, employment trends, skills development.
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
CV and suitability statement
Please provide a CV and include a suitability statement of no more than 1000 words, 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 InfluencingManaging a Quality Service