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Careers at the CCRC

Any latest vacancies and how you can apply will appear on this page. We are committed to being a diverse organisation. We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Groups.

Planning and Performance Officer

Term: Fixed Term until September 2023

Salary: £32,000 per annum based on full-time, 37 hours per week

Location: Homebased

The Planning and Performance Officer will support the smooth running of the organisation, based on effective planning and monitoring of performance against established targets and processes.

The post holder will work closely with operational colleagues, ensuring they have access to and an understanding of relevant and accurate data. You will interrogate, analyse and present data so decisions can be made based upon an evidence base showing current performance.

You will support the business and corporate planning processes, enabling a planned process, supporting with effective monitoring of finalised plans, measuring and reporting on performance against the plans.

Although our office is based in central Birmingham, this role is homebased, using the lastest IT to stay connected with colleagues, and attending the office only when necessary.

The CCRC is committed to equality and to being an inclusive organisation. We welcome people who will bring diversity of thought and provide constructive challenge. We encourage applications from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority candidates and from individuals from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. We also welcome applications from candidates in Wales and Northern Ireland to better reflect our jurisdiction.

If this sounds like the organisation and the role for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

To apply and for more information on this role, please visit our recruitment site

Please apply before 11.55pm on 29 August 2022

Casework Operations Manager

Term: Permanent

Salary: £50,000 per annum (Scale £50,000 – £55,000) based on full-time, 37 hours per week. (Part-time working is available subject to a minimum of 25 hours per week)

Location: Homebased, with some travel and occasional attendance at our Birmingham office

Sometimes things go wrong. At the CCRC, we help to put it right. 

From time to time, a criminal case ends with a wrongful conviction or sentence – there may have been errors at trial, or fresh evidence may have emerged.  Sometimes, there are wider systemic problems which affect whole groups of cases and result in wrongful convictions.  Over the last 25 years the CCRC has referred almost 800 cases for a fresh appeal.   

  • Are you interested in the challenges facing the criminal justice system? 
  • Do you have the experience, skills and analytical ability to understand, and if necessary question, progress on some of our most challenging reviews? 
  • Are you comfortable with management information and enthusiastic about adopting new technology? 
  • Can you build powerful and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders?  
  • Can you deliver developments in policy and practice to drive continuous improvement in the quality of our casework and investigations? 

If the answers are yes, then this could be the start of an incredibly rewarding career.  We are looking for a reliable and astute Casework Operations Manager to help deliver the CCRC’s core purpose of finding and investigating suspected miscarriages of justice, someone committed to achieving our strategic aims of excellence in casework and enhanced engagement with stakeholders and media. The work you do with us can transform lives and ensure justice is finally done.   

About the role   

Working as part of the Casework Operations leadership team in a role which is varied and intellectually challenging, the successful candidate will support the CCRC’s Casework Operations Director in connection with 

  • complex, high-profile, long-running or closed cases; 
  • internal and external stakeholder communication and engagement; 
  • operational delivery; 
  • casework quality, performance and continuous improvement; 
  • casework policy, process and guidance development and review; 
  • the external environment and horizon scanning. 

About you  

We’re looking for someone with experience of complex legal or investigative casework and highly developed analytical and decision-making skills.  You will need to have excellent communication skills and experience of stakeholder engagement as well as familiarity with management information and performance.  You’ll need to be positive and determined, highly organised and able to deliver at pace whilst maintaining accuracy and a keen eye for detail – the type of person who can be relied upon to solve problems.  

If that sounds like you, and you want to help shape the next 25 years of the CCRC, then we’d be delighted to hear from you.

To apply and for more information on this role, please visit our recruitment site

Please apply before 11.55pm on Sunday 21 August 2022

Job Alerts

You can create an alert on our recruitment website, by selecting the relevant role criteria (for example, role title and/or other search parameters). You will then be automatically notified by email when a matching role is advertised.

To create an alert – access the recruitment website

  • From the Job Search page – Type in your job search criteria or leave it blank, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Search’.
  • The system will advise whether or not there are any suitable matches or if it was a ‘blank search’, it will show all roles being currently advertised. If we are not advertising any roles you can still set up an alert.
  • At this stage you will see an action field: ‘Save this search as a job alert’ Click on here to set up your alert.
  • If you haven’t registered on our recruitment website, you will be asked to do this, please follow the onscreen instructions. Or you can log in as an existing user.
  • When this is successful, a system message will appear on the screen: Job alert successfully added.

We are the official independent body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice. Tackling complex matters, across a broad range of criminal cases, we have dealt with some of the most serious miscarriages of justice of the last 50 years.

Although rare, sometimes something goes so wrong in a criminal case that it leads to a miscarriage of justice.

There might not have been a crime at all, the wrong person may have been convicted, the process might have failed, or important new information might become available, meaning that the conviction is unsafe, or the sentence is wrong.

The CCRC is a Disability Confident employer

We are committed to being an inclusive organisation and support diversity in the Criminal Justice System. We welcome people who will bring diversity of thought and provide constructive challenge.  We encourage applications from black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates and from individuals from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.  

Benefits of working at the CCRC

Our working culture encourages inclusion and diversity
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
  • 29 working days annual leave allowance, in addition to 8 statutory bank and public holidays.
  • Generous paid maternity, paternity and shared parental leave (SPL) which is in excess of the statutory minimum.
  • The Civil Service Pensions Scheme – A competitive contributory pension scheme that you can enter as soon as you join where we will make a significant contribution to the cost of your pension; where your contributions come out of your salary before any tax is taken; and where your pension will continue to provide valuable benefits for you and your family if you are too ill to continue to work or die before you retire. Visit Civil Service Pensions for more information.
  • 3 paid volunteering days per year
  • 1 paid special leave day to celebrate your birthday per year 
  • Interest-free loans allowing you to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket and the purchase of a bicycle.
  • Occupational Health Services and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards lenses/spectacles for VDU users, if appropriate.
  • We have Flexible working patterns including access to a Flexible Working Scheme, allowing you to vary your working day as long as you work your total hours per week

Our location

We are located in central Birmingham.

If you are selected for appointment, we will carry out enquiries into your previous employment, your availability to work in the UK and your health.  It is a requirement that the post holder achieves the necessary security clearance level.

Existing Civil Servants sign a new employment contract and do not have continuous service on joining us, however, pensionable service with the Civil Service Pension Scheme would continue.