HMCTS Digital and Technology Services

 Digital impact on a life changing scale


We’re HMCTS Digital and Technology Services. Our task is to create zero failure digital services to the UK’s justice system. Services that are usable and accessible to people at some of the most difficult moments of their lives. It’s important work – and a massive challenge.

On a day-to-day basis, this sees us supporting, managing and developing digital services, making sure they are working, legislatively compliant and fit-for purpose. We work closely with HMCTS operational teams, MoJ Digi/Tech and external suppliers to support the business – putting both user needs and business requirements at the heart of it. We also manage the IT service provided by MoJ Digi/Tech (computers, printers, network access) and ensure that HMCTS gets maximum value from its investment in IT.

Our vision is to develop and support a digitally-enabled justice system that is simple to use. An end-to-end justice system that can adapt and respond to changing needs and deliver better outcomes for the communities we serve. And we’re looking for talented people to help us achieve this.

The technologies we use:

■  Java and Python to write our backend services
■  Node.js and Angular to write our frontend services
■  Jenkins for deployment
■  Dynatrace for application monitoring
■  Kubernetes and Docker to run our services
■  Azure for most of our infrastructure
■  Postgres and Redis as our databases
■  GOV.UK Design System for our web interfaces
■  Macs to do all of the above

And that’s just the start. We’re using a range of other technologies too and continue to evolve, employing new technologies that help us deliver better services every single day.

Product examples:


Ministry of Justice
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CJS Common Platform
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Find out even more over at the MoJ developer blog.

Exceptional benefits and rewards

Our roles offer a unique opportunity. This is an ambitious programme, and it will take innovative and flexible thinking to deliver it. In return, we’ll provide brilliant training, exceptional support from expert colleagues and plenty of chances for flexible working, in an inclusive environment that values your opinion and ideas.

Working pattern options: 

■  Full Time
■  Part-Time
■  Term-Time
■  Job Sharing
■  Flexible Working


The benefits

■  A generous pension scheme – up to 27% contribution from us!
■  25 days leave, plus bank holidays and 1 privilege day.
■  Flexible working – whether it’s working from home or remotely, part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours, we have people doing it all.
■  Access to training and development through our dedicated Capability Team including Microsoft accreditation.
■  Great maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too.
■  Bike loans and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location).
■  Season ticket loans and eye-care vouchers.
■  Up to 5 days paid leave for voluntary work.
■  Employee-run networks for colleagues of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, those with caring responsibilities, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

We’re passionate about career development – you can choose from a number of training and development platforms to suit you best. Working with your manager, you’ll be given the support and time you need to complete the courses.

over 7000 video training courses created by more than 1400 subject-matter experts, covering a wide range of software development related skills.

Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative
a range of Azure focused courses that can lead to Microsoft Certification.

Civil Service Learning
a wide variety of online training to help support your role as a Civil Servant.



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