Independent Member of the Judicial Appointments Commission Digital Board - PAT 160063

Body: Judicial Appointments Commission
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Clive House, 70 Petty France, London
Skills required: IT / Digital
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £350 per day
Time Requirements: 6 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    30/09/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

We are looking for an exceptional person to join the JAC as an IM with knowledge, skills or experience of good governance at senior levels in a large organisation in either the private or public sector, and/or an understanding of working with government.

Additionally, it will be expected that applicants – for the role of IM – demonstrate experience of and/or an understanding of web and digital technologies with experience of delivering projects in an agile environment. Furthermore, a good understanding of spend control and procurement would be helpful along with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

As an IM you will contribute to – and participate in – the effective running of the Digital Board.   Using your external knowledge and expertise you will provide constructive and effective challenge in discussions and will inform decision making.

You will be given regular opportunity to meet with the Chief Executive to reflect on your role, review performance and evaluate the arrangement between you and the JAC.  Any review of performance will have no bearing on your fee.

You will not be an employee of the JAC.  Accordingly, nothing in this pack shall be construed, or taken to create, an offer of contract of employment between yourself and JAC.



There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • an ability to understand complex issues and the importance of accountability and probity in public life.
  • an ability to analyse and question written and verbal reports on digital and technological initiatives
  • Exceptional communication skills, high level of personal impact and the ability to provide constructive and independent challenge and support to the Board
  • Independence of judgment, the capacity to bring a fresh, external view to decision- making, and
  • Broad business management experience – at board level – in a major delivery organisation in the private, public or third sector, and of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders including the ability to respond to and reconcile the differing needs of those stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyse complex information, reach practical decisions and to think strategically; 

All members of the Digital Board should have, or should acquire as soon as possible after appointment:

  • an understanding of the objectives and key activities of the JAC
  • an understanding of JAC’s structures and responsibilities, including key relationships with partners, businesses and organisations
  • an understanding of the JAC’s Digital operations and technical infrastructure
  • an understanding of the organisation’s culture
  • an understanding of any relevant legislation or other rules governing the organisation
  • an understanding of corporate governance arrangements in place across the JAC
  • an understanding of government
  • an understanding of risk management.

How to Apply

To make an application, please send:

  • A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.
  • A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from AAPs indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome, are often the strongest.  Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.

Supporting Documents

Please also complete and return the following supporting documents:

  • potential conflicts of interest:  You should declare any actual or potential conflict of interest or anything which might cause embarrassment should you be appointed. The AAP may wish to explore these further with you if you are shortlisted for interview. Conflicts might arise from a variety of sources such as: financial interests or share ownership; membership of, or association with, particular bodies or; the activities of relatives or partners.  If you need further advice, please contact Ian Thomson at
  • referee details – please give names/contact details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);
  • note of public appointments – please list any appointments currently held;
  • the political activity declaration form – Details of any declared activity will be made public if you are appointed; and
  • the diversity monitoring form – information is requested for monitoring purposes only and plays no part in the selection process.  It will be kept confidential and will not be seen by the AAP.  Please complete the Diversity Monitoring Form on this link HERE

Please send your CV, personal statement and supporting documents for the attention of Ian Thomson to: quoting reference  JAC/Digital/IM in the subject line of your emailWe will acknowledge receipt.


JAC Candidate Infomation pack - Digital Board
JAC Supporting Documents

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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