Working for MOJ

Careers at the Ministry of Justice

Our recruitment processes are guided by the civil service commission’s recruitment principles

The Ministry of Justice is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment or gender identity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity, or
  • any other irrelevant attribute.

We also operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for appointment (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

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Working for MOJ

We assess candidates for jobs against the Civil Service Competency Framework. Competencies are the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to effectively carry out a job.

Contact us

If you have an enquiry about recruitment you can contact the Ministry of Justice.

Telephone: 0845 010 3512
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

If you feel your application hasn’t been treated in accordance with the civil service commission’s recruitment principles and you want to make a complaint, you can contact the Ministry of Justice in the first instance. If you’re not satisfied with the response, you can contact the Civil Service Commission.

Checks on your background

If you get a job at the Ministry of Justice a Disclosure Scotland criminal record check will be carried out on you and we may carry out a criminal record or counter terrorism check depending on the role and location or your job.