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Regional Employment Judge
The JAC has been asked to identify one candidate to recommend for the post of Regional Employment Judge. The successful candidate will be based at the Regional Administrative Centre in Bristol though will be expected to sit throughout the south west region. This selection exercise launched on 22 March.
By statute, this competition is only open to salaried Employment Judges. In addition, candidates should be able to offer a reasonable length of service, usually of 5 years, before the statutory retirement age of 70.
About the role
Regional Employment Judges sit throughout England and Wales, currently in 10 Regional Offices and 20 or more hearing centres. In the south west, the Regional Administrative Centre is located in Bristol which is where the vetting, processing, management and listing of cases take place. This is where the Regional Employment Judge is based, along with most of the salaried judges in the region. Other principal hearing centres in the south west are located in Southampton, Havant, Exeter, Plymouth and Bodmin.
Regional Employment Judges manage the judicial resources in their region by, among other things, determining the composition of tribunals; allocating cases to judges and members; overseeing judicial training; carrying out performance and development appraisals for the judges in their region; and providing appropriate guidance, advice and support to the judges and members to ensure high standards are maintained.
In addition, Regional Employment Judges sit regularly, including on cases which are particularly sensitive or significant, including on cases remitted on appeal.