Leading Immigration Judges Needed

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Challenging leadership roles for immigration judges are being advertised by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) from today. These provide an excellent opportunity to undertake interesting work in this very topical area of law.

Date: Thursday 02 December 2010

The JAC has been asked to recommend five people to the Lord Chancellor for immediate appointment to Designated Immigration Judge positions, and a further six for future appointment to anticipated vacancies.

The last recruitment for these offices was in 2007 and was to recommend those suitable for future vacancies only. 

A Designated Immigration Judge will lead and manage a group of approximately 10 full-time immigration judges, both salaried and fee-paid. They require strong interpersonal, leadership and organisational skills to effect a collegiate environment and maintain and improve the quality and consistency of the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber's decisions, newly set up in February 2010.

Designated Immigration Judges also provide support to the Senior Immigration Judge and sit up to 15 days a year in the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Of the five immediate vacancies, two are in London and the remaining three are in Manchester, North Shields and Glasgow.

The future vacancies are UK wide, and the main locations where a vacancy could arise are Birmingham, Bradford, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newport, North Shields and Stoke-on-Trent.

The application window closes at noon on 13 January 2011.

For more details see the application information.