Overview

We are looking for someone with:
• personal integrity, party-political impartiality and a commitment to the highest standards in public life and to the values of the JAC, including appointment on merit and the importance of diversity;
• an independent mind with excellent judgement and powerful analytical skills, able to interpret complex information and make robust selection decisions which stand up to scrutiny;
• credibility and personal authority, such as to command the confidence of key stakeholders and able to chair selection panels and (for Lay Commissioners) to sit as a panel member for the most senior appointments;
• excellent listening skills and a collegial approach to decision-making, able to assimilate different Commissioner perspectives and provide considered decisions based upon consensus;
• strong interpersonal skills with the ability to ‘read’ others;
• effective communication skills to represent the Commission in meetings and externally.

Desirable criteria

District Judge post
1. active involvement in organisations engaging with the judiciary at the District Bench level, including organisations concerning the law or legal professions such as the Law Society
2. recent and substantial understanding or experience of appointments processes in different environments

Tribunal Judge post
1. active involvement in organisations engaging with tribunal judges across tribunal jurisdictions
2. recent and substantial understanding or experience of appointments processes in different environments
3. an understanding of the tribunal system more generally, including assignment and deployment policies

Non-legally qualified judicial member post
1. active involvement in organisations engaging with either Magistrates’ or Tribunal Members
2. recent and substantial understanding or experience of appointments processes in different environments

Lay member posts
1. some knowledge of the administration of justice
2. a track record of achievement at the highest levels in one of the following areas:
– recruitment & talent management, particularly for the most senior roles
– communications and public affairs
– academia
– diversity and widening representation
– governance and business management, whether in the public or private sector, including audit and risk

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate that they meet these criteria by referring to the responsibilities they have held and demonstrate the abilities they have had (not necessarily limited to their working or professional lives).

Tagged as: lay member, non legal judicial member and district judge, tribunal member