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Introducing the Digital Services Division

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Roger Oldham, Deputy Director, Digital Services talks about the new team in the Ministry of Justice tasked with leading the digital redesign of justice services.

Today we’ve launched the Ministry of Justice Digital Strategy. As Director General for Transforming Justice Antonia Romeo says in the video introduction, this marks the start of the digital transformation of the Ministry of Justice. It’s ambitious, focused, and involves us being much smarter in the way we run our services.

We’re committed to digital by default right at the top, with Antonia taking an active role as Digital Leader at board level, and it touches every part of the Ministry: 65,000 staff, 500 courts and tribunals, 133 prisons, 45 public bodies, millions of interactions with our users.

We’ll be blogging more about what the strategy means for us in the New Year. In the meantime, take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below.

At its heart digital by default is about people. Any one of us could come into contact with the justice system, and most of us will at some point in our lives. Digital by default is all about making that system easier to access, simpler to understand, and better value when we do.

So I’m genuinely excited about the steps we’re taking to bring in digital talent to a new Digital Service within MoJ to get this digital transformation underway. Having the right skills in this centre of expertise within the Ministry couldn’t be more crucial if we’re to realise our ambition to redesign our services around the needs of our users, and deliver better for less.

We’re looking for great developers, tech archs, interaction designers, UX specialists, product managers, content designers and agile delivery managers to deliver world class digital services.

Of course, in all of this we’re partnering with the Government Digital Service, in the Cabinet Office. It’s great news for our business, which for the first time will get the access it needs to digital specialists to transform itself. It’s going to be a collective effort, and we’ll be building the capability of staff more widely too to understand the potential of digital for new policy and service options, with the user and digital delivery in mind from the outset.

In the words of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, “digital will be at the heart of achieving a transformed justice system that is more effective, less costly and more responsive for our users.”

If you’re interested in being a part of that, get in touch at

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