Lay Member for the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for West Midlands and Warwickshire (comprising The Black Country, Birmingham & Solihull and Coventry & Warwickshire)Announced
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sectors:||Judicial, Prison & Policing, Prison & Policing|
|Location:||The Black Country, Birmingham & Solihull and Coventry & Warwickshire|
|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.|
|Closing Date:||26/09/2022 12:00|
|Interviews:||October 2022 onwards|
Volunteers are sought to sit as non-magistrate members on the West Midlands and Warwickshire Advisory Committee. Successful applicants will be involved in, amongst other things, interviewing and selecting prospective new magistrates; the recruitment of candidates for membership of the Advisory Committee; and encouraging applications to the magistracy and Advisory Committee membership from underrepresented groups.
The successful candidate must possess good inter-personal skills; the ability to participate in selection interviews for candidates for the magistracy; good judgement of character and the ability objectively to assess evidence; the ability to communicate effectively; an 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; a willingness to undergo prescribed training.
Term of office: Advisory Committee members will be appointed for a nine-year term of office or, if earlier, until they reach the statutory retirement age. Applicants are not required to guarantee that they will serve a full nine-year term.
Due to current under-representation on the committee, applications would be particularly welcomed from black and minority ethnic candidates. The interview of applicants and the training of newly appointed Committee members is likely to be done online via Microsoft Teams. For further information please refer to the “Advisory Committee application 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 magistrate can find out further information:- https://magistrates.judiciary.uk/?sType=magistrates_website
How to Apply
Candidate Packs can be obtained from and completed applications should be sent to:- WMWJCO@Justice.gov.uk
Reference Number: WMWAC2022