Director General, Justice and Courts Policy

City of Westminster, London (Greater)
Circa £125,000 per annum
07 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an immensely rewarding role leading on delivery of two of the Ministry of Justice’s top four departmental priorities: delivering a modern courts and justice system; and promoting Global Britain and protecting the rule of law. The successful candidate will lead four policy directorates which cover the whole spectrum of justice and law issues. These include:

• Cross-system reform of criminal, family, civil and administrative justice and substantive law
• Legal aid, legal support and access to justice
• Support for victims and witnesses; human rights and intergovernmental relations
• Work with the legal professions in building on our outstanding global reputation for excellence.

The Director General is also responsible for supporting the Secretary of State in the vital interaction between the Department and the judiciary, and for spearheading the Department’s preparations for withdrawal from the European Union. In addition the role includes responsibility for oversight of the governance of all of the Department’s Arm’s Length Bodies providing important services to the public, including directly managing the partnership with 14 of them.

The role combines complex policy development, strategic and evidence-based thinking and a strong delivery focus under pressure, as well as requiring an outstanding ability to engage and influence a wide network of external and cross-Whitehall stakeholders and to provide cross system leadership.

For further information on the key responsibilities of the role, person specification and how to apply, please see the Candidate Information Pack on the Civil Service Jobs website. This can be accessed via the click apply button at the top of the page.