One Member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) PAT150039-CIVILPRC-BARRISTER

Body: Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC)
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Prison & Policing
Location: Meetings of the CPRC are held in London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The role is unremunerated, but out-of-pocket expenses (including travel) will be payable. Travel and subsistence allowances may be payable on the same basis as that applicable to civil servants where the post holder is required to travel to other locations or stay overnight in the course of their duties.
Time Requirements: The role is for 3 years and will require a commitment of 9 days per year.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    02/05/2018 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    27/09/2018 at 12:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Members of the Committee have collective responsibility for the operation of this body. They must:
• Engage fully in collective consideration of the issues, taking account of the full range of relevant factors, including any guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice or by the Lord Chancellor.
• Ensure that its responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act (including prompt responses to public requests for information) are discharged; agree an Annual Report; and, where practicable and appropriate, hold at least one meeting a year in public.
• Respond appropriately to complaints, if necessary with reference to the Ministry of Justice.
• Ensure that the Committee does not exceed its powers or functions.
Communications between the Committee and the Lord Chancellor will generally be through the Chair. Nevertheless, any Committee member has the right of access to Ministers on any matter which he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a Committee member. In such cases the agreement of the rest of the Committee should normally be sought.
Individual Committee members can be removed from office by the Lord Chancellor if they fail to perform the duties required of them in line with the standards expected in public office.

Person Specification

Essential criteria
Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Barrister members must hold the necessary professional qualification as provided in the Civil Procedure Act 1997
• Applicants must have up to date knowledge of the civil courts and are expected to be currently practising as a barrister
• Interest in the broad field of law concerning civil courts and rule making process
• Commitment to reflecting the needs of end users in that process
• Evidence of committee working and relevant inter-personal skills
• Experience and/or knowledge of Alternative Dispute Resolution options and processes
• Ability to deal confidently with legal specialists – judiciary and lawyers and understand technical elements of draft legislation
• A commitment to valuing diversity

How to Apply

Send the following documents:
o A copy of your CV, in no more than two sides of A4
o A supporting statement that evidences how you meet all the criteria, in no more than two sides of A4
o Declaration of interests form;
o Previous or current public appointments;
o Names and contacts details of two referees (who will be contacted if you are shortlisted for interview);
o Political activity declaration form;
o Equal opportunities monitoring form, and the
o Guaranteed interview scheme declaration, if relevant.

Complete applications should be sent to: ,receipt of applications will be acknowledged.
Reference Number: PAT150039-CIVILPRC-BARRISTER

Supporting-documents-February 2018
Civil PRC - one barrister member (amended)
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