The JAC has 6 vacancies for new Commissioners.
JAC Commissioners make the final decision about who to recommend for judicial appointment. They are at the heart of the JAC’s work, running fair and open competitions to ensure we continue to recommend the most meritorious candidates for judicial roles.
Commissioners are drawn from a variety of backgrounds. With several Commissioners stepping down in summer, the Ministry of Justice is seeking talented individuals to fill the 6 vacancies.
There are 3 judicial and 3 lay Commissioner vacancies.
The 3 judicial vacancies are for a district judge, a tribunal judge, and a non-legally qualified judicial member.
Lay Commissioners are drawn from a range of different fields, bringing distinct skills and expertise. The 3 lay vacancies are for Commissioners who are not members of the judiciary, legal profession, Justices of the Peace, or a lay member of a tribunal.
JAC Chairman, Lord Ajay Kakkar said:
“This important work must be led, as it is now, by a capable and effective group of Commissioners working as a team to deliver the highest calibre of judicial appointments. We are currently seeking 6 Commissioners to ensure these standards are maintained. Our current Commissioners bring a breadth of experience from a variety of backgrounds and we are keen to maintain this.”
Information about the JAC, the role of the Commissioner and the skills and qualities required are in the information pack.
Applications with CV and supporting letter should be sent to: PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gsi.gov.uk by midday, 13 June 2017.