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Chief Executive Officer

Ministry of Justice
London, Leeds and Cardiff
Up to £130,000
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Practice area
Advocacy, Crime, Public law, Regulatory
Contract type
Full time
7 years+
Barrister, Solicitor
Public sector/Charities
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Chief Executive Officer, HM Courts and Tribunals Service

Up to £130,000

Available in Ministry of Justice locations nationwide. Core locations include London, Leeds and Cardiff.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is a major Government department, at the heart of the justice system, an essential public service, relied upon by millions of victims, families, and businesses across our country. At the MoJ, our 85,000-strong team is working to protect and advance the principles of justice and deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society.

We are now seeking a Chief Executive for HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. HMCTS provides the system of support, including infrastructure and resources, for the administration of the business of the courts in England and Wales, and those tribunals throughout the United Kingdom for which the Lord Chancellor is responsible. As well as playing a vital role in the overall leadership of MoJ, the HMCTS Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the agency, to deliver the highest quality services within a complex business environment, and for the leadership of 16,500 staff.

This is no ordinary CEO appointment and we are seeking an outstanding individual with the ability to inspire staff, build engagement and capability to deliver results and who has experience of leadership at scale in a dispersed operational service delivery environment. You will be able to work effectively across organisational boundaries and complicated stakeholder and political landscapes and have experience of financial accountability gained in organisations of scale and complexity and the management of significant budgets.

We are collaborative in how we work with each other across the Department and all our agencies, and all our staff are continually building expertise which will be critical to all areas of MoJ’s work. We particularly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds

If you are excited by this opportunity then we would like to hear from you. To find out more, click apply now.

Closing date for applications: 23:55 Sunday 12 December 2021.

MoJ is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve. We are also committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

The Civil Service Commission provides assurance that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.


The Law Commission is an independent body, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Commission was created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep under review the law of England and Wales with a view to its systematic development and reform. Commissioners are appointed by the Lord Chancellor. 

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