Non-Magistrate members of the Cumbria & Lancashire Advisory Committee

Body: Cumbria & Lancashire Advisory Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: Preston
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: Unpaid – Such roles are voluntary although travel and subsistence may be claimed.
Time Requirements: Travel may be required to assist other Advisory Committees.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    31/08/2020 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

The Advisory Committees for Magistrates’ Courts deal with the recruitment and recommendation for appointment of Magistrates within their areas. 

The Advisory Committee consists of twenty-seven members: up to two thirds are Magistrates (18) with at least one third being non-Magistrate members (9).

The Cumbria & Lancashire Advisory Committee are currently recruiting Magistrate and non-Magistrate members.

Person Specification

Experience of the following is desirable, but not essential:

• Interviewing candidates in an employment context or for other public appointments/voluntary roles.

• Working with disciplinary/investigatory procedures.

Successful candidates will have good interpersonal skills and good judgement of character and will possess the ability to interview candidates for the Magistracy.

·  All applicants must complete a standard application form. 

·  References will be sought for non-magistrate applicants. 

·  Advisory Committee Members conduct all interviews. 

·  The Panel will make its recommendations directly to the Lord Chancellor. 

·  Members of the Advisory Committees will normally be appointed for a nine-year term of office. 

·  Members are not normally appointed for a period that would extend beyond their 70th birthday.

Additional Information

Time Commitments:

Applicants must have time available to attend two committee meetings a year and be available to undertake a minimum of eight days of interviews per year.

New Committee Members are required to participate in mandatory training, which is currently two days. Details will be provided following appointment.

How to Apply

The Cumbria & Lancashire Advisory Committee are committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process.

The application pack is comprised of three documents which can be found at the foot of this advert.

In the event that you have any queries it would assist in the first instance if you could contact Mr Anthony Dickinson by email at: or telephone: 01772 208028.

On completion, the two forms required [Appendix 1B Part 2 and Appendix 1D] should be emailed back to: before the closing date.

Appendix 1B Part 2 (Application Form)
appendix 1d - OCPA-July-2018-Monitoring-Form
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