Non-Magistrate members of the Greater Manchester Advisory Committee
|Body:||The Greater Manchester Advisory Committee|
|Appointing Department:||Ministry of Justice|
|Location:||Meetings are usually held at Manchester Magistrates’ Court but on occasions may meet at another Magistrates’ Court. During the current COVID 19 situation meetings and interviews are held utilising Microsoft Teams Interviews for these positions will be conducted using Microsoft Teams due to the COVID-19 restrictions.|
|Number of Vacancies:||5|
|Remuneration:||Unpaid – Such roles are voluntary although travel and subsistence may be claimed.|
|Time Requirements:||Applicants must have time available to attend two committee meetings a year and be available to undertake a minimum of eight days (or more if possible) interviews days per year. New Committee Members are required to participate in mandatory training, which is currently one day with additional time for observing an interview. Details will be provided following appointment.|
|Closing Date:||30/09/2021 00:00|
|Interviews:||October / November 2021. Interviews will be held using Microsoft Teams|
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: Magistrates (17) non-Magistrate members (10).
The Greater Manchester Advisory Committee are currently recruiting non-Magistrate members.
- 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 (but do not have to serve all that period).
- Members are not normally appointed for a period that would extend beyond their 70th birthday.
Successful candidates will have good interpersonal skills and good judgement of character and will possess the ability to interview candidates for the Magistracy.
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.
How to Apply
The Greater Manchester 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.
Candidate pack and application forms are attached.
Alternatively, if you wish to request for an application pack please contact:
Greater Manchester Legal Admin Support Team
Manchester Magistrates’ Court
Crown Square, Manchester, M60 1PR
Tel: 0161 830 4331/4260
When completed, this should be sent to Alex Randall, MoJ Public Appointments Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions on completing this template can be emailed to email@example.com. Alternatively, you contact Alex Randall on 020 3334 5365.
|Appendix 1B Part 2 (Application Form)|
|Appendix 1G (Declaration Register)|