Lay Member for Advisory Committee

Body: Black Country Advisory Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Black Country Region
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Voluntary but travelling expenses can be reimbursed up to a set level laid out by HMCTS which is reviewed periodically. During the interview process, travelling expenses and any other which are incurred will not be reimbursed during the process of your application.
Time Requirements: Meetings are usually held quarterly; dependant on business needs
Closing Date: 01/08/2017 12:00
Interviews: August/September 2017

Vacancy Description

 Within parameters set by Her majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, to recruit new magistrates and to plan how the committee will recruit and select those magistrates.
 Recruit and Recommend to the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice candidates with the necessary qualities for appointment as a magistrate
 To recruit and recommend candidates with the necessary qualities for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee
 To investigate allegations of misconduct by magistrates
 To review decisions that a magistrate has failed to reach the required standard
 To ensure magistrates fulfil their undertaking to sit and undertake training

Person Specification

 Good inter-personal skills
 Ability to participate in interviewing candidates for the magistracy. Experience of interviewing is an advantage but is not essential.
 Good judge of character and ability: objectivity
 Ability to articulate clear, well founded reason on the suitability or otherwise of candidates
 Awareness of own prejudices and ability to set them aside
 Discretion in handling confidential information
 Understanding or willingness to acquire understanding of the needs of the bench
 Willingness and ability to talk about the magistracy and to participate in recruitment events
 Ability to work as a team member
 Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm
 Willingness to undergo such training as may, from time to time, be prescribed by the Lord Chancellor.

Additional Information

Appointments are for a maximum of 9 years

How to Apply

Application Form via
Reference Number BCAdvisory/Non-JP

01. Application - Notes for Guidance
02. Application Form
03. declararation
04. Diversity Data Monitoring Form
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