Non Magistrate member for Advisory Committee

Body: Northumbria Advisory Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Northumbria, North East England
Number of Vacancies: up to 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.
Closing Date: 31/01/2018 17:00
Interviews: February/March, 2018

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

How to Apply

Information Packs can be obtained from Northumbria JSU: –
Tel: 0191 440 7210 or Email:

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