Analytical Team Leader

Website Ministry of Justice UK

Job Description:

We have 8 G7 Analytical Team Leader roles within Criminal Justice Business Partnering, Access to Justice Business Partnering and Analytical Priority Projects within the Data & Analysis Directorate.

Job Responsibilities:

Reducing Reoffending Team (2 roles) Reducing Reoffending is a high-profile priority for the government and has received a substantial increase in investment from HMT over the next three years. The Prisons Strategy White Paper sets out the government’s ambitions to improve prison leavers’ access to education, accommodation and employment support. This new role will lead a small team of analysts to design and conduct evaluations of the key policy interventions designed to reduce reoffending. We are looking for people who are proactive and confident in scoping and developing evaluations and analytical projects, and driving them forwards. This is a fast paced and high-profile role which involves working closely with analytical, policy and operational colleagues across MoJ/HMPPS.

The Offender Health Team (2 roles) provides analytical support to offender health policy colleagues across a range of offender health and substance misuse priorities, including MoJ elements of the cross-Government drug strategy and reform of the Mental Health Act. There are two roles, one of which will focus on providing economic and modelling support to offender health and drug strategy policy, and the other involves leading on developing and reporting on key metrics to support drugs strategy work. This is an exciting and fast-paced area of work with lots of opportunity for analytical impact. Drug strategy work has a high degree of Ministerial interest and the roles will involve collaborative and proactive working with other analysts, policy colleagues, and colleagues in other Departments.

The Cross-cutting Agile Priority Projects team work on a variety of high-profile agile analytical projects, with exposure to senior leaders across the justice system. The projects are wide-ranging and involve a variety of different analytical methods. You will work closely with policy colleagues and other analysts in the directorate to deliver a rolling portfolio of analytical projects for the Deputy Prime Minister and Permanent Secretary’s priorities. You will have the ability to work collaboratively and add value to top priorities for the Department from Day one.

The Prison Estate Strategy and Contingencies team works closely with policy and operational colleagues to identify the short-term pressures on the estate, collaborate on contingency options and to develop a long-term estate strategy to protect the public from serious offenders and improve the safety and security of our prisons. The team is responsible for high-profile quarterly prison place projections which support capacity planning and advice to Deputy Prime Minister (this is top priority area for the Deputy Prime Minister). You will work closely with other analysts, policy colleagues and operational colleagues to ensure that ministerial advice and communication in this priority area is well understood and influential.

The Prison Safety and Environmental Surveillance team work on projects that build understanding of issues around violence and self-harm in prisons, and on COVID-19 to improve the safety and security of our prisons. We use innovative analysis to answer priority issues raised by our senior policy and operational colleagues. Current projects include: analytical deep dives to understand the drivers of violence in prisons; using multivariate modelling techniques to describe the different types of prisoners with a history of self-harm; and development of interactive dashboards which document and compare violence and self-harm levels to changing prison regimes following COVID-19 lockdowns. This is an exciting area of work with lots of opportunity for analytical impact. It has a high degree of Ministerial interest and the role will involve collaborative and proactive working with other analysts, policy and operational colleagues.

The Criminal Courts, Victims and Vulnerability Analysis Team (1 role) provides analytical support for the Victims and Witnesses’ Commissioning Unit (V&WCU) who ensure the right services are available at the right time to all victims of all crime types. You will partner with them to articulate their analytical needs for commissioning, monitoring and evaluation and ensure their priority needs and key evidence gaps are reflected in the work programme and other analysis commissioned across Data and Analysis and other government departments. You will develop and deliver a programme of evidence synthesis and commission new research and evidence to inform commissioning, assessment of victims’ service bids, delivery and what works. You will support the teams in collecting, reviewing, and using monitoring data obtained from victims’ support services commissioned by MOJ. This role involves extensive stakeholder engagement with HMCTS, Home Office, Victims’ Commissioner and other third sector partners.

Job Requirements:

We are passionate about improving justice outcomes through innovative research, data and analysis.

We provide high quality data and analysis helping to ensure strategic, policy, finance, corporate and operational decisions are based on robust evidence.

We create a culture in which people are empowered with the data and information to make excellent decisions; using cutting edge tools, techniques and collaboration; putting evidence at the heart of the justice system.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of around 500 staff that sits at the heart of the Ministry of Justice providing analytical support across a diverse and exciting agenda. We work in a dynamic and fast-paced context and our skills are in heavy demand across the Ministry of Justice. Our collaborations beyond government are seen as ground-breaking.

The Data and Analysis community is made up of analysts and specialists including: Social Researchers, Economists, Operational Researchers, Statisticians, Data Engineers, Data Scientists and other data specialists (such as data strategists, data dissemination, generalists and assurance experts).

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Justice UK

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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