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 all the evidence of a candidate’s merits against a competency framework. This is done by reviewing applications and references, and in face-to-face interviews and by assessing candidates in a role-play.
JAC Commissioners make the final decision about who to recommend 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.
Teresa Carter-Johnson has been a lay panel member since 2004. She said:
“When this role came up I had just taken voluntary redundancy as Head of Recruitment for Amex UK to get a better balance of work and family. It has been ideal, I’m using my recruitment skills at a senior level while developing expertise in a completely new area.”
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.
Panel member information pack 2018 and the competency framework. There is no specific closing date for applications as currently this is an open competition.