24 Nov

Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Ministry Justice Manchester

Communications Officer
Ministry Justice
Manchester ENG
24 Nov, 2017 20 days ago

Ministry Justice Manchester urgently required following position for Communications Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Communications Officer Jobs Vacancy at Ministry Justice Manchester Jobs Details:

Communications Officer Band D
This is an opportunity to work in a highly professional organisation. As an independent inspectorate, we are ambitious to make the best possible difference to the quality of youth offending and probation services in England and Wales. It is important to the public, to victims and to those who commit crime that these services are as effective and efficient as possible.
Who are we? HM Inspectorate of Probation is an independent Inspectorate, funded by the Ministry of Justice, and reporting directly to the Secretary of State on the effectiveness of work with adults, children and young people who have offended aimed at reducing reoffending and protecting the public. Our Corporate Plan sets out our work for the next year, as agreed between the Justice Secretary & HM Chief Inspector.
View it on our website: www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprobation
Who are we looking for? We are now recruiting for three Communications Officers, and we warmly welcome applications from minority ethnic candidates.
All the posts we offer will be conditional upon evidence from references and various statutory checks .
The communications team is part of HMI Probation’s Strategy and Research Directorate and has responsibility for dealing with HMI Probation’s website, the use and monitoring of social media, communicating with stakeholders, and overseeing the publication of reports, including some design.
The Communications Officer will be involved in all aspects of internal and external communications, including some design work according to predetermined templates and format.
This post is based in Manchester.
Key Responsibilities
Compile and issue stakeholder communications and evaluate their use and impact to inform the overall strategy for external communication
Maintain stakeholder details ensuring they are accurate and up to date
Create content and collate information for HMI Probation’s internal staff bulletin and other internal communication channels. Evaluate their use and impact to inform the overall strategy for internal communication
Take the lead in managing and monitoring the progress of all HMI Probation publications, including inspection reports
Manage and maintain the content of HMI Probation’s website according to accessibility requirements and house style
Post social media content in accordance with HMI Probation’s policy
Identify and monitor relevant social media and blog content to provide reports to senior managers
Using relevant templates, design documents ready for publication. This will include inspection reports, stakeholder alerts and newsletters
Explore and make proposals on the use of new technology and software
Work with stakeholders to ensure that requirements are understood and facilitate good working relationships, acting on feedback as appropriate
Recognise and promote diversity issues in all aspects of work

Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent organisation skills delivering work accurately and to tight deadlines
Desirable Knowledge and Experience
Knowledge and experience in using design software
Knowledge and experience of using social media channels
Person Specification
Setting Direction – Changing and Improving
Taking initiative, being innovative and seeking out opportunities to create effective change. Being open to change and improvement, and working in smarter, more focused ways
Setting Direction – Making Effective Decisions
Using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice. Being careful and thoughtful about the use and protection of government and public information to ensure it is handled securely and with care
Engaging People – Building Capability for All
Having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation. Being open to learning and keeping knowledge and skill set current and evolving
Delivering Results – Managing a Quality Service
Valuing and modelling professional excellence and expertise to deliver service objectives, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements. Plan, organise and manage time and activities to deliver a high quality, secure, reliable and efficient service, applying programme, project and risk management approaches to support service delivery
Delivering Results – Delivering at Pace
Focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. Working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way
How do we select? You must complete your application by no later than 23:55 on Friday 15 December 2017. We will invite short listed candidates to an interview, which will be held during the week commencing 22 January 2018.

Further information:
If you would like to discuss these posts, please contact our office on 0161 240 5336 and we will direct you to an appropriate person to speak to.
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff. We will not discriminate on grounds of gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, faith or any other factor not relevant to a person's work.

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information
Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.
Flexible working hours
The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:
Annual Leave
Generous allowances for paid holiday starting at 25 days per year, and rising as your service increases. There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.
The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.
A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
Access to flexible benefits such as salary sacrifice arrangements for childcare vouchers, and voluntary benefits such as retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.
The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .
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 selection criteria.

Interview dates

Expected Week commencing 22 January 2018

Contact information

Closing Date : 15th December 2017 at 23:55 hours
If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk Please quote the job reference.

Level of security checks required

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why.

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
You were studying abroad
You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

You will be required to provide statements describing your skills and experience relevant to each of the stated competencies below.
We recommend that you structure your example as Situation, Task, Action and Result.
For further details on civil service competency framework see

In the event of a large number of applications, a sift on the lead competency may take place. If this happens, the lead competency will be the first one listed in the advert.
During the application or interview process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment. If this is applicable this will be listed in the advert or when you are invited to interview.
if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL ( Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk ) in the first instance

Competence 1

Changing and Improving

Competence 2

Making Effective Decisions

Competence 3

Building Capability for All

Competence 4

Managing a Quality Service

Competence 5

Delivering at Pace

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