Lay Member for Recruitment Advisory Committee

Body: North and West Yorkshire Recruitment Advisory Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: North and West Yorkshire with interviews/meetings taking place in Leeds (currently undertaken remotely
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: There is no remuneration for this post. However, mileage and a subsistence allowance are claimable for in person duties when undertaken away from home. Financial loss allowance is available subject to assessment by the Magistrates’ Expenses Team
Time Requirements: One to two full days per month interviewing candidates to the magistracy, Three half day meetings per year of the full committee. Sifting of candidates – can be done out of office hours, attendance at occasional short meetings of a quorum of the committee to approve recommendations of candidates found suitable for the magistracy.
Closing Date: 31/03/2022 00:00
Interviews: April 2022

Vacancy Description

The key functions of the Recruitment Advisory Committee are to: Recruit and recommend, to the Senior Presiding Judge, candidates for appointment to the Magistracy; Encourage applications to the Magistracy and Advisory Committee membership from underrepresented groups. Other functions of the Recruitment Advisory Committee are to Recruit and recommend, to the Lord Chancellor, candidates for membership of the Advisory Committee, Consider requests for review of decisions relating to recommendations for appointment.

Person Specification

The successful candidates will be expected to Take full participation in the interview process. Currently interviews take place remotely using MS Teams.Take full participation in pre-interview sifting. This takes place remotely and involves telephone discussion with other members of the sifting panel. Attend meetings of the Recruitment Advisory Committee. There are at least 3 meetings (usually mornings) per year (January, May and September). Occasional meetings of a quorum of the Committee may also be held. Have a proven ability to work as a member of a team, Be a good judge of character and competence underpinned by an objective approach, to note the maximum anyone can serve on the Committee is 9 years.Have a recognition of their own prejudices and the ability to put them to one side, have a commitment to improving the diversity of the Magistracy. Attend at Advisory Committee induction training (currently being delivered via MS Teams), adhere to strict requirements of confidentiality.

Desirable requirements, Experience of interviewing (however, training will be provided). Successful completion of unconscious bias training.

Additional Information

Should have a laptop or computer in order to carry out remote interviews and meetings and have a reliable internet connection with a private area to carry out the interviews.

How to Apply

Contact the Judicial Support Unit via for an application pack.

Reference Number: NWYRAC0222

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