Justice Development Advisor

B Division
Full Time
Secondment / Fixed term
6 - Months
Up to £34,139.86

Justice Development Advisor is required for a 6 Month Fixed Term Contract/Internal Opportunity role paying up to £34,139.86 plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum with British Transport Police (BTP) based in Albany House, London. 


BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As Justice Development Advisor with BTP you will work on criminal justice initiatives that will have a major impact on the business as a whole through transformation of the provision of criminal justice.


Work with the Justice Development Manager and internally across all sub-divisions and departments to meet objectives and advise on the entire lifecycle from project definition to delivery.


Communicate key messages across the business to address different audience needs and meet organisational requirements in the overall management of criminal justice changes across the business.


As Justice Development Advisor you will be required to:

  • Liaise and negotiate with Criminal Justice partners at a national level on Justice issues pertaining to Force Projects. Namely the Home Office, Association of Police Officers (ACPO), Attorney Generals Office, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Youth Justice Board, Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) and Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR).
  • Manage Criminal Justice Projects and initiatives, where directed, applying methodologies appropriately to ensure timeframes and objectives of justice priority projects are achieved.
  • Prepare business cases and progress reports identifying risks, issues and best practice for Chief Officers and Senior Management through to project completion.
  • Day-to-day decision making with regards to problem-solving
  • Responsible for influencing the behaviour of Criminal Justice staff to promote the use of best practice project management techniques including Lean Six Sigma methodology for continuous process developments and bringing control to project implementation.


Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description. The successful Justice Development Advisor will be required to evidence the following:

  • Degree Educated or equivalent experience within a criminal justice environment
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma (Yellow Belt level)
  • PRINCE2 Foundation or relevant Project Management experience
  • Training and/or extensive application of Customer Service principles (Institute of Customer Service)
  • Experience in project management and writing business cases.
  • Experience of working on all stages of the project development life-cycle.
  • Experience of engaging and managing the expectations of stakeholders


If you are interested in applying to this Justice Development Advisor role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:


  • Up to £34,139.86 plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible agile working approach
  • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
  • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
  • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships
  • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
  • Pension scheme


BTP is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035.


At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.


Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons who identify as LGBTQI+. If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.


For more information on Positive Action please click here or email the team on lets-talk@btp.police.uk


In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 YEARS / 5 YEARS (dependant on the level of vetting required of the role). You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.


BTP has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is April 2023. If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team – recruitmentteam@btp.police.uk


Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to Recruitmentteam@btp.police.uk prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum indicator of 3 / developing' or' 'Indicator 5 / no rating must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.

This opportunity is closed to applications.