Skills for Justice is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable workforce across the UK’s Justice, Fire and Rescue, Local Government and Armed Forces sectors.
Established in 2004 as the Sector Skills Council for the UK Justice Sector, Skills for Justice work to inform policy and industry standards, whilst focusing on the improvement of service delivery across all the sectors we operate in.
In September 2015, Skills for Justice merged with Skills for Health, and together the two brands work to create a more integrated, sustainable and efficient workforce across the justice and health sectors.
Who we are
At Skills for Justice we deliver workforce, and organisational development; working with organisations, both public and private, to increase productivity and quality of essential services. Our products and services offering is based on Skills for Justice’s core mission of developing a more skilled, productive and flexible workforce across all of the sectors that we operate.
We have achieved ISO27001 certification – a by-product of good working practices – meaning that those who work with us can have greater confidence in the way we handle their data. The organisation undergoes regular audits by a UKAS Accredited Auditor to ensure we are maintaining and continually improving our standards.
Leadership and Management Coaching for the Ministry of Justice
We recently helped the Ministry of Justice with some of their leadership and management requirements, providing executive coaching for their Head of Capability, Matt Jenkins. Read more about his experience and the immediate impact it made on his career development.
Ambit helped us think about how to align core G4S values with the main areas of organisational life, so we are able to offer excellent support and opportunities to those we care for and get the best from our people through ongoing development and recognition of their achievements.
Ministry of Justice
The Skills for Justice team were invaluable to us to deliver this result. This required exceptional support and project management from the team to bring several organisations together working to the strictest of deadlines. Staff feel more valued and have greater transferable skills. We are confident that they will progress their careers in the sector.
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
We feel valued as members with regular and worthwhile communication and visits.
His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation
Our project was about trying to bring more rigour in. Checking what skills everybody needs, and making sure we’ve supported them in getting those skills. The ambition in working with Skills for Justice was accreditation – to design a bespoke customised certificate of achievement in inspectorate skills.
The Skills for Justice consultancy experts helped us, but also allowed us to speak when we needed to change things. They completely understood the needs of the sector, but most importantly, they understood how to accommodate the learning requirements within the really restrictive environments that we work in.