Ministry of Justice offers £100k-plus in hunt for new chief technology officer

Department seeks candidates to play ‘critical role’ in justice system reform by taking on nationwide post supporting the ongoing transformation activities while helping to reduce the use of legacy tech

The Ministry of Justice is offering a potential six-figure salary in its bid to recruit a new chief technology officer.

The role comes with a remit to “support the flexible, cost-effective transformation of the department’s technology estate” while “reducing our reliance on legacy technology and automating where it is right to do so”, according to the job advert.

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The successful candidate will be expected to “oversee a complex budget” while working closely with colleagues from across the ministry and government more widely – in particular HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office. The position’s stated salary is £97,000 a year, although the advert indicates that this is at the lower end of a possible range that extends as far as £145,000. The role will require the postholder to work in various locations around the country.

“Our vision is a simpler, faster, and better justice system which can adapt and respond to changing needs and the role of chief technology officer will play a critical part in helping us to achieve this vision,” the advert added. “If you feel that you can add real value to taxpayers, have a passion for protecting the public, reducing reoffending and delivering swift access to justice, we would love to hear from you.”

Applications for the post are open until 11.55pm on 2 October. The hiring process is being led on behalf of the MoJ by Global Resourcing – a recruitment firm specialised in public sector digital, data and tech roles.

Sam Trendall

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