The JAC is looking for panel members to help ensure the highest standard of candidates are recommended for judicial roles in courts and tribunals.
Selection panels are responsible for assessing the evidence of a candidate’s merits against a competency framework. Panel members assess applications and references, conduct face-to-face interviews and assess candidates in role-plays.
JAC Commissioners make the final decision about who to select for judicial appointment and rely on high quality panel assessments to make that decision.
The JAC is looking for people with experience of interviewing and recruiting who have excellent analytical and report writing skills.
Alison Jackson, a former panel chair and member said:
“The role is extremely enjoyable. I worked with some very interesting people, both judges and my colleagues on the panel as well as JAC staff and Commissioners. As a lay person with no previous contact with the judiciary, I learnt an enormous amount about our justice system which I have found fascinating.
“It is extremely rewarding to be able to recommend for appointment candidates who will clearly do well in the roles for which they have applied”.
Read first-hand accounts in our panel member stories.
Panel members and chairs are paid £270 to £310 a day. The roles are based mainly in London with some UK travel as needed. The JAC welcomes applications from candidates of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds as this group is currently under-represented on our panels. We also welcome applications from those candidates who can speak Welsh
How to apply
Panel member information pack 2019 and the competency framework. There is no specific closing date for applications as currently this is an open competition.
Update November 2019: recruitment of panel members is currently paused