Lay Member for the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Staffordshire and West Mercia

Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing, Regulation
Location: Staffordshire and West Mercia
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 3 Non-Magistrate members
Remuneration: Travel and subsistence allowance
Time Requirements: At least one full Committee meeting per year plus taking part in the sifting of applications and at least 12 full-day interview sessions. Successful applicants must take part in a two-day training session before they can take part in the work of the Committee. The interview of applicants and the training of newly appointed Committee members will be done online via Microsoft Teams. Due to COVID 19 the interviews of prospective magistrates are also done online via Microsoft Teams.
Closing Date: 07/12/2021 12:00
Interviews: December 2021 onwards

Vacancy Description

Volunteers are sought to sit as non-magistrate members on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Advisory Committee. Successful applicants would be involved in interviewing and selecting prospective new magistrates, amongst other duties.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must possess: good inter-personal skills; the ability to participate in selection interviews for candidate for the magistracy; good judgement of character and the ability objectively to assess evidence; the ability to communicate effectively; awareness of own prejudices and the ability to set them aside; discretion in handling confidential information; an understanding of or a willingness to acquire an understanding the needs of the benches served by the Committee; a willingness to talk about the magistracy and to participate in recruitment events; an ability to work as a member of a team; commitment and enthusiasm; and a willingness to undergo prescribed training

Additional Information

For further information please refer to “Applying to become a member of an advisory committee or sub-committee: notes for guidance” available at:-

The link below will take you to the Government’s webpage where members of the public who are considering applying to become a magistrates can find out further information:-

How to Apply

Candidate Packs can be obtained from and completed applications should be sent to:-
Reference Number: SWM2021 (6)

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