The JAC is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.
It is an independent selection body for judicial appointments in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales, and for some tribunals with UK-wide jurisdiction.
In July 2020 we published our strategy for the next three years.
The strategy was updated and reviewed by the Board to consider updated priorities because of the Coronavirus outbreak and move to remote working. Since March, we’ve been focussed on business continuity. As a result, we have been able to continue with the delivery of key recruitment exercises and this, along with plans to complete paused exercises, will enable the 2020-21 judicial recruitment programme to be successfully delivered.
These changes to our ways of working and 2020 priorities are reflected in our updated 2020-23 Strategy, which also incorporates our business plan for 2020-21. You can see the final strategy here.
Our vision is to attract and support the widest range of high calibre candidates for judicial office, and to make independent selections on merit through fair and open competition.
In support of this we have set out 4 strategic aims at the core of our strategy:
- Ensure we are a centre of excellence in selection, applying best practice to identify talented candidates with skills and abilities across the entirety of judicial roles
- Attract well-evidenced applications from the widest range of high calibre candidates, supporting greater judicial diversity
- Ensure the JAC is widely recognised as the trusted expert body on independent, merit-based appointment to the judiciary
- Support delivery of Commission aims in line with our values, including by way of a new digital application system and tools.
Business plan for 2019–20
Business plan for 2018–19
Business plan 2017–18
Business plan 2016–17