HR Manager


East Midlands, Eastern, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber



This position is based Nationally

Job description

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Please note that this is a regional role supporting Prisons and Probations across the Midlands and travel will be required.

Overview of the role:

The Ministry of Justice’s People Group supports the organisation by enabling its people to be the best that they can be. We are continuously reviewing and enhancing the services that our people group provide across the Ministry of Justice to deliver high quality services for our customers. MoJ has a team of committed and capable professionals delivering people services across the Justice family.
With a passion for People Management and a desire to build an HR generalist foundation for a future career, the post holder will work with the Head of Regional or National People Service Delivery and key stakeholders to optimise the effective working relationship and ensure maximum impact of HR on Business effectiveness.
The role involves a proactive approach to problem solving and enabling the business to find solutions to HR challenges. With a generalist knowledge of case management and essential functional HR experience, the role is key to enabling business leaders through interpretation of HR policy, application of Case Management advice and the delivery of key HR processes to maintain the links with essential systems; SSCL, Occupational Health, Civil Service Pensions etc.


As an HR professional in either a regional role or an HQ delivery role to a sector of the business, the post holder will support business leaders, managers and specialists with more complex HR cases and provide a professional link to the central Case Management service, working together to achieve effective outcomes.
As the first point of contact to the business, the post holder would be required to manage stakeholder expectations and gather business intelligence to provide specialist advice or deploy the appropriate service from within the team.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties:

• Supporting an area of the business with wide ranging impact, appraising, assessing and adapting to a wide range of issues on a day-to-day basis and developing options to maintain or improve performance.
• Role holder will have autonomy to make decisions within their discrete area of work to deploy appropriate resources using initiative and in communication with their established network of contacts across the wider HR community.
• Interpreting HR advice which may require follow up questions or discussion to understand the wider impact of the issue.
• Decisions might involve considerable discretion but will be constrained by policy and best practice.
• Analysing HR data and applying understanding to decide on an appropriate intervention or course of action.
• Considering sensitive or multiple opposing opinions to establish facts; establishing the best approach; determining appropriate methodologies; analysis to ensure quality and application of results.
• Exercise judgement and make decisions based on their own interpretation. Details may be unclear and require further investigation.
• Required to maintain team relationships by supporting others, contribute to team decisions and use initiative to solve problems.
• Contribute directly to the achievement of operational organisational objectives by developing internal credibility and providing guidance and consultancy to managers on HR related issues, which include:
• ET, Grievance, Disciplinary Support
• Attendance Management Support
• Audit, Assurance & Compliance
• Commissioner: Expert Services & Support (Internal & External)
• Civil Service Liaison


Please refer to Job Description


Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or equivalent or willing to work towards a qualification as part of career development.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or equivalent or willing to work towards a qualification as part of career development.

Apply today!