Architect (Current Employee) – London – 11 September 2018
… perhaps too much red tape bud don't most gov't agencies... Lots of good ideas.. Perhaps too many - People think can move mountains but need to be realistic when dealing with suppliers and tight budgets.
busy constant non stop highly pressured with targets to be met every day. good team working management do support but not happy to when you speak out about things. very busy with phone calls and counter
Case Worker (Former Employee) – Watford, Hertfordshire – 4 September 2017
Ensuring cases were listed in front of the appropriate Judges and member panel. Fast paced and always busy on the Listing team. Also managing a caseload responsible for ensuring that all correspondence is referred to the Judges and answered in a timely manner, drafting Judgments and Orders.
Team Leader (Current Employee) – London – 29 August 2017
Great place to work, great team and very professional. Lots of nationwide travel and unsociable hours due to project requirements. Project team are friendly and knowledgeable. Always maintains a can do attitude.
Prison Officer (Former Employee) – Reading – 29 August 2017
No typical day as it is always dependent on what is going on with the prisoners. Something we have to be aware of at all times but particularly on unlocking in the mornings.We would be briefed by the senior officers and would plan the day accordingly whilst maintaining the regime. Sometimes things can go wrong but with well trained staff and team awareness we did not experience many major issues.A rewarding place to work. I would recommend it. But you do need to give it time to settle in. Can be a bit daunting Gat first but that fades as you become familiar with the environment.Go for it. Its a great life experience.
data protection clerk (Former Employee) – Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire – 27 August 2017
The work here was extremly interesting and varied, always plenty to keep you busy, and varied tasks throughout the day. I was lucky enough to meet some life long friends here through the colleagues thati worked with.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 18 August 2017
Communicate and work with the Judiciary, Magistracy, Cluster Managers, Court staff, and other internal and external stakeholders, suppliers and customers to collect information, check facts, communicate or enforce judicial decisions, give advice on the completion of forms or court procedures.
Coached new members of staff on being customer focus for all court users helping fill out forms, contacting other agencies and give confidential and non judgemental legal advice, whilst building stakeholder relationships
I've just handed in my notice after 10 years and many other experienced officers are doing the same! The job has become to dangerous and the mental toll it takes on you is hard to put into words. Very little support from management. The jails are ridiculously under staffed. Pay for new starters is shocking and at times things are that hectic experienced staff haven't got the time to show new staff how to do things. I used to enjoy it but the last two years it's become unbearable!
Management assaults violence long hours never finish on time
Where do I start, the responsibility of the job far outways the pay, you will work nights, you will be checking on self Harmers , you'll work in the control room, here you run the prison , dealing with general alarms, fire alarms, you will be spoken down to by some officers but mainly the new ones, they think their better than you, some with attitudes that will put staff at risk on the wings, long hours and not enough staff to cover shifts
Great team work within the OSG group, listening to officers asking permission from OSGs to log on and off the net, and carry out duties
Usher / Jury Bailiff / IT management (Former Employee) – Basildon, Essex – 18 July 2017
Very busy environment. Courses attended, every day was different, therefore continually learning. Culture excellent. Hardest part of the job was the case plea and case management which were about 20-25 cases per day one a week. Extremely busy for all. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing justice done.
Not safe expected to work on my own with prisoners
Operational Support Grade (Former Employee) – Spring Hill – 30 June 2017
Joined as an O/S/G, left to get on with working on my own sometimes with prisoners in what can be very stressful situations. No self defence training, treated like a number. Not enough staff (Prison officers) to enable security of prison or safety of staff members. Each day I'de worry for my safety, Management treated me awful when I was off sick for a week with 3 separate back to work interviews for same sickness of 1 week. Disgusting the way I was treated here.
Administrator (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 19 June 2017
An average place to work. Good work life balance. Large company that has several devisions. Progression can be slow dependant on who you know. Not enough merit on individuals experience and qualifications. An average days work is mainly office based dealing with paper work. Good flexible work times . Training can be on going mainly done internally.
Great government department to work for but, increasingly under financial and political pressures like other government departments.
Executive Officer (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 20 May 2017
A great amount of varied and vital work is undertaken by the MOJ. It's been under huge financial and political pressure to modernise the Courts & Justice system in a climate of massive cutbacks in spending across all government departments. This has impacted staff numbers and ways of working. Be ready for remote working. MOJ has embraced technology wholesale; especially to find ways of working 'smartly', i.e. with fewer people doing the same and more work. Everyone is issued with a laptop and must learn to work remotely and to hotdesk.
Be ready for constant change. Can be a very exciting place to work. I learned a lot about how to work under pressure to meet deadlines. I was liaising with stakeholders and colleagues on a daily basis. The workload could be relentless. The hardest part of the job was having to meet deadlines at short notice, especially when key people were away from the office.
Loved the culture of treating every major piece of work as a project and using a project management ethos from start to completion. We embraced Prince 2 and Agile methods and this is really effective. Also love the transferrable skills that you gain.
Opportunity to work from a hub near your home, and, from home with use of a laptop. Great for work-life balance.
Could be delayed in the office if working to meet a deadline. Also, fewer people doing more work due to staff cutbacks, so could be very stressful.