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Senior International Relations Manager, (Judicial Office & Law Commission)

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Legal
  • £45.8K - £50K
  • London
  • 3d left

Requirements

  • The responsibilities of this role offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to apply their skills and experience in a unique context, that of supporting an independent judiciary, making the role substantially different from other civil service roles.
  • Essential Criteria
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver projects or events.
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and stakeholder skills, with the ability to build and use effective and credible relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to adapt to emerging or changing priorities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills with an ability to brief senior judges and to prepare reports, with strong resilience and influencing skills.
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Experience of working with Judicial Office Holders and knowledge of the judiciary.
  • Experience of international engagement would be an advantage.

Responsibilities

  • The post-holder will take a leading role in the delivery of international relations through the facilitation of international engagement by the judiciary and the Law Commission. Particular responsibilities will include:
  • Develop and lead a programme of both bilateral and institutional engagement with Commonwealth jurisdictions and organisations. This may require assisting with arrangements for incoming and outgoing visits, drafting advice, reports and briefing for judges and officials and occasional international travel for scoping visits or to accompany judges.
  • Work with members of the Law Commission to develop and deliver its international strategy. As above this may require assisting with arrangements for incoming and outgoing visits, drafting advice, reports and briefing, financial monitoring and other reporting. It will involve seeking to build new international networks and developing relationships with FCDO, the Commonwealth Secretariat and other partner organisations.. It will also involve supporting the Commission’s relationships with neighbouring law reform agencies and the Commission’s activities in Wales, and assisting with the administration and other activities of the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies.
  • Directly line manage an HEO and have responsibility for oversight of two EO members of staff, managed by the HEO.
  • Oversee the International Training Committee Secretariat and ensure appropriate level of support is provided.
  • Support the delivery of the wider international strategy of the judiciary of England and Wales and work collaboratively with others (UKSC/MOJ/HMCTS/FCDO/OGDs in particular) to successfully deliver these activities.
  • Accurately forecast demands on judicial and official resources (including the international budget) and ensure the judiciary and colleagues are kept informed by contributing to the international work log and forward look.

Application Process

  • Assessment
  • This vacancy is using Success Profiles and will assess the Behaviours and Experience elements.
  • Application stage:
  • As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide a Personal Statement of Suitability of no more than 750 words. Your answers should outline your skills, experience, and achievements, providing evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the Success Profiles (the Behaviours, and your Experience). The Behaviours tested at application stage will be:
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • You will also be asked to provide information within the ‘Employer/ Activity history’ section of the application form. This is equivalent to the information you would provide on a CV, setting out your career history. This will be used in the sifting process and will not be scored. Feedback will not be provided at this stage.
  • Interview stage:
  • All applicants that progress to interview will be assessed on Civil Service Strengths and Behaviours, with reference to your Experience and the Essential Criteria for the role. The Behaviours tested during the interview stage will be:
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions

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