Your application is the first stage of the selection process and is completed on the JAC website.
When a vacancy opens, a link to apply will appear on the vacancy page.
It can take several hours to complete a judicial application, particularly if you have never applied before, so you will need to leave plenty of time.
Late submissions will only be accepted in very exceptional circumstances and this must be agreed with the selection exercise manager before the application deadline.
Creating your account
You will need an account on the JAC website. You can create it in advance or when you begin your application.
Your account will store your personal information to use again for any future applications.
To complete the account information you will need to enter:
- your contact details
- your education history (including dates)
- your career history (including dates). You should only list your main duties, to a maximum of 75 words for each role. You can use bullet points.
- your legal experience (if applicable).
If you are applying for a legal post, or if you are a lawyer, you must complete the legal experience section. When filling in the 'law-related activity' section, you should only choose category i) if you do not have experience in any of the other categories listed.
More about what qualifies as a 'law-related activity'
You will also be asked at this stage whether you need any reasonable adjustments to ensure you can participate fairly in the rest of the selection process.
More about reasonable adjustments
Next step: character