Non Magistrate member for Advisory Committee

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Body: Northumbria Advisory Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Northumbria, North East England
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: The post is unpaid but reasonable expenses are paid to cover costs incurred
Time Requirements: 2 days induction training initially, 4 committee meetings per annum lasting up to 3 hours during business hours, interview and conduct panels as and when required.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    17/10/2017

  • Closed for Applications

    10/11/2017 at 17:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

• Within parameters set by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, to recruit new magistrates and to plan how the committee will recruit and select those magistrates
• To recruit and recommend to the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice candidates with the necessary qualities for appointment as magistrates
• To recruit and recommend candidates with the necessary qualities for appointment as members of the advisory committee and, where appropriate, sub-committees
• To investigate allegations of misconduct by magistrates
• To review decisions that a magistrate has failed to reach the required standard
• To ensure that magistrates fulfil their undertaking to sit and undertake training
• To draw to the attention of bench chairmen and justices’ clerks instances of magistrates sitting too little or too often and to seek explanations accordingly.

Person Specification

• Good interpersonal skills
• Ability to interview candidates for the magistracy
• Good judge of character and ability: objectivity
• Ability to articulate clear, well founded reasons
• Discretion in handling confidential information
• Ability to work as a team member
• Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm
• Willingness to undergo training prescribed by the Lord Chancellor

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