Lay Member for the West Mercia Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace.Announced
|Body:||West Mercia Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice.|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Sector:||Judicial, Prison & Policing|
|Location:||Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire (meetings are usually held in Kidderminster)|
|Number of Vacancies:||3|
|Remuneration:||Unremunerated though reasonable expenses will be re-imbursed|
|Time Requirements:||The time commitment required can vary depending on the level of magistrate recruitment the committee is undertaking. As a general guide this may involve up to ten days of interviewing (when recruitment campaigns are running). In any event the Committee usually holds four meetings a year and members may also be required to attend training sessions from time to time. Meetings, interviews and training events are generally held within normal business hours Monday to Friday.|
|Closing Date:||13/04/2018 17:00|
|Interviews:||23rd April 2018 (Precise dates to be confirmed)|
3 volunteers are needed to sit as lay members on the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Sub-Committee on Justices of the Peace for West Mercia. As a lay member of the committee you would be involved in interviewing and selecting prospective new magistrates. (For further information please refer to “Applying to become a member of an advisory committee or sub-committee: notes for guidance” available from the email address below).
The qualities sought in members of Advisory Committees include: good interpersonal skills; good judgment of character and ability; the ability to articulate clear, well founded reason on the suitability or otherwise of candidates; awareness of their own personal prejudices and an ability to set them aside; discretion in handling confidential information; the ability to work as a team member; commitment, dedication and enthusiasm; and willingness to undergo training from time to time. Members also need to be able to participate in interviewing candidates for the magistracy and therefore experience of interviewing is an advantage, but not essential. Lay members of Advisory Committees bring a valuable external influence to the processes.
How to Apply
An application form and further details can be obtained from the Advisory Committee office by e-mailing WM.firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference Number WMAC/LM/1