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Chief Technology Officer

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Digital / Data & Technology
United Kingdom & ROI
National, some travel to London required
Up to £145,000
16.02.2024 04:26 PM

The Ministry of Justice is a major government department at the heart of the justice system, delivering some of the most fundamental public services including courts, tribunals, prisons, legal services, youth justice, probation services, and attendance centres. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society. The justice system plays a crucial role in our success as a nation – keeping people safe, emphasising fairness, guaranteeing individual rights and giving businesses confidence to flourish.

The technology that underpins this vision is currently vast in scale and complex, with over 900+ technical services used by a breadth of diverse end users. By designing a strategic roadmap to consolidate and modernise our estate, we can deliver better services quickly and more reliably than ever before.

The role of Chief Technology Officer will play a critical part in helping us to achieve this vision and will be an exceptional and inspirational technology leader for the organisation. You will own the overarching technology strategy and architecture for the MoJ to help us to make the user experience of justice simpler, faster and better; influencing stakeholders to build the roadmap to our digital future. You will have the opportunity to shape the underpinning technology that supports key justice services including courts, prisons, probation, legal aid, criminal injuries compensation and public guardianship.


As our new CTO, you will enable our vision by:

  • Ensuring technology is fit for purpose to deliver services designed to meet user needs and can be iteratively improved over time. This is at the heart of the MoJ’s interaction with both citizens and businesses.
  • Designing the visionary ‘target state’ by setting the roadmap for change and transformation.
  • Supporting the flexible, cost-effective transformation of the department’s technology estate to leverage agile development techniques, open-source solutions and open standards to deliver solutions that support digital services.
  • Being flexible and responsive by reducing our reliance on legacy technology and automating where it is right to do so.
  • Identifying, experimenting with, and creating demand for emerging technologies and innovation that help the organisation to deliver policy and outcomes.
  • Building strategic, collaborative and constructive relationships with key stakeholders, suppliers and justice partners to drive maximum success.
  • Improving core technical competencies such as enterprise, solution, data, cyber security, and business architecture.
  • Being a visible leader across MoJ and government, promoting agile and user-centric product development best practice, develop cross-government strategic direction, and deploy shared services.

Our vision is a simpler, faster, and better justice system which can adapt and respond to changing needs. 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.


Additional Information:

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit:


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