Tribunal Procedure Committee Member

Body: Tribunal Procedure Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Unremunerated. Reasonable standard travel expenses and out-of-pocket expenses will be payable.
Time Requirements: Nine committee meetings a year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    12/09/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift

    October 2022 (TBC)

  • Final Interview Date

    November 2022 (TBC)

  • Announcement

    January 2023 (TBC)


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Members will be expected to play an active role on the Tribunal Procedure Committee and to:

  • Attend and take an active role in Committee meetings; members will be expected to commit to attending approximately nine committee meetings per year, lasting three to four hours, however, the frequency of meetings can vary according to the need to accommodate the priorities of the work coming in before the Committee;
  • Members are usually asked to participate in two standing sub-groups. Meeting frequently, and associated work for these will depend on upcoming work requirements and will be expected to read and consider papers outside meetings;
  • Keep abreast of paperwork and issues relating to the work of the Committee;
  • Chair and/or attend sub-committee meetings or meetings with stakeholders;
  • Contribute to any reports or documents produced on behalf of the Committee, as required;
  • To play an active role on the Tribunal Procedure Committee, that makes rules governing the practice and procedure in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.

Members of the Committee have collective responsibility for the operation of the body and must:

  • 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 that 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.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of practice in the employment tribunals or Employment Appeal Tribunal, or advising persons involved in employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal proceedings;
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse and debate complex issues;
  • Demonstrable ability to contribute to, and influence, Committee meetings;
  • Demonstrable ability to manage time;
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills including a demonstrable ability to engage with stakeholders;
  • An understanding of diversity issues.


There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

This appointment is open to British or Commonwealth citizens, British Dependent Territories citizens, British Nationals (Overseas) citizens, British protected persons, citizens of the Republic of Ireland, European Economic Area (EEA) nationals or to those of other member states, and to certain non-EEA family members. Applicants must have rights of residence in the UK.

We welcome applications from all those who are eligible.

However, as the TPC was established to carry out an independent function at arm’s length from the Government, we are mindful that appointing someone who is employed by a government department might compromise that independence – or perception of independence – as well as diminishing the confidence of stakeholders and the general public.


Additional Information

The post is unremunerated, but reasonable standard travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be payable. The post is not pensionable.

Location: Committee meetings will held in London.

Performance Appraisal: You will be assessed annually on performance by of the Chair of the TPC.

Standards in Public Life: Public appointees are required to uphold the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s Seven Principles of Public Life (see Appendix 1).  You are also expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct for board members of public bodies

Supporting Documents Tribunal Procedure Committee
Tribunal Procedure Committee Candidate Information - 08 August 2022
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