If the vacancy includes multiple locations or jurisdictions, the application form asks you to state those you do not want to work in.
You may also be asked to rank your preferred location(s) in order of preference when you apply. If not, this information will be requested at a later stage.
The JAC will try to accommodate both the wishes of candidates and the needs of the courts and tribunals. However, a successful candidate may not secure a post in their first, or even second, choice.
Selections are ultimately made on merit. Preference is not given to candidates who prefer posts in particular locations.
You may be recommended for any post in which you express an interest so it is important that you indicate all areas where you would be prepared to work.
Travelling and transfers
A salaried judge must live within reasonable travelling distance of the courts or principal venue at which he or she will sit.
No transfer applications can be made until a judge has served 5 years in the circuit he or she is appointed to.
If you are offered a salaried post you will normally be expected to take it up within 6 months.
Map of UK courts and regions (PDF)
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