Ministry of Justice advertises £120,000 director of digital role

HM Revenue and Customs and Cabinet Office also looking to fill senior technology posts

Ministry of Justice building. Photo: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy 

The Ministry of Justice is expecting to pay its new director of digital around £120,000 annually, one of half a dozen newly-advertised senior civil service (SCS) technology roles. 

The director of digital, a SCS pay band 2 role, will lead more than 600 staff and manage a budget in excess of £150m, with specific aims including reducing risk and supporting rehabilitation in prisons and probation and improving processes to apply for criminal injuries compensation, legal aid and lasting power of attorney.  

“There are millions of people interacting with our services every year, often at the most difficult times of their lives,” writes chief digital and information officer Gina Gill in the job’s information pack. “We want to provide them with simple to use, effective services which are built around their needs and help to improve access to justice.” Applications for the job, which can be based at any ministry location nationally, close on Monday 26 September.  

HM Revenue and Customs is advertising for four chief domain architects, all paid up to £120,000 a year in SCS pay band 1. The roles focus on corporate services; counter fraud; operational analytics and decisioning; and risk and compliance management. Those appointed will work to advance the organisation’s technology architecture in their specific domains and help it become an “intelligent customer” of its suppliers. Applications for the posts close on 26 September. 

The Cabinet Office is advertising for a chief data officer, paid between £100,000 and £117,800 in SCS pay band 1, who will work with the chief technology officer, for which applications close on Sunday 4 September. The chief data officer will lead a team of data specialists and provide strategic leadership on information governance and protection, privacy, along with the exploitation, quality and life cycle management of data. Applications for the role close on Sunday 25 September. 

All the roles have minimum assignment durations of three years, the period for which a senior civil servant is expected to remain in a post, although this is not a contractual requirement.

Sam Trendall

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