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

Body: Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: 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.

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    26/03/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    28/04/2021 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

Volunteers are sought to sit as non-magistrate members on the Staffordshire and West Mercia Advisory Committee.

Successful applicants would be involved in interviewing and selecting prospective new magistrates, amongst other duties.

Person Specification

  • 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

Time Requirements:

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.

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

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PART-1-June-2020-The-Lord-Chancellor-and-Secretary-of-States-Directions-for-Advisory-Committees-on-Justices-of-1.pdf

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:-

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/932385/magistrates-recruitment-information.doc

 

How to Apply

Candidate pack , Application form and Diversity Monitoring form are attached.

Please send completed applications to the following email address:-

NT-LegalAdminSupportTeam@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Reference Number:  DNAC2021 (2)

Attachments
Applicant Guidance-NTCJune2020
June2020 Application Form (for Lay & JP)
Diversity Monitoring Form 2020

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

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