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Fee-paid Medical Members of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health) and Fee-paid Medical Members of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales

Closing date:  24 February, 2016 - 13:00


Number of vacancies:

Up to 50 for Health, Education and Social Care, Mental Health (HESC)

Up to 10 for Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales (MHRT Wales)

Location: Based in England and Wales

Salary: Health, Education and Social Care: £469 per day plus £177.50 per patient examined.

Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales: £469 per day plus £174 per patient examined

The Role

The purpose of this office is to assist in the conduct of Tribunal hearings by providing a medical view both during the hearing itself and in subsequent decision making.

The First-tier Tribunal (Health, Education & Social Care Chamber) (Mental Health) and the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales are independent judicial bodies responsible for deciding upon the necessity for the continued compulsory detention of mentally disordered patients in hospital or the continuation of a conditional discharge, guardianship, or a community treatment order. Its powers and duties are set out in the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended (the Act). Their procedures are defined respectively in the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal)(Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008 and the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales Rules 2008.

The Person

The JAC welcomes applications from registered medical practitioners in the United Kingdom.

‘Registered medical practitioner’ means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983 whether or not they hold a license to practice under the Act.

In order to be eligible to apply candidates registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) must be unconditional. Conditional registration is where the doctor has either been issued with a warning or has been referred to a Fitness to Practice Panel or has any restrictions imposed upon their registration with the GMC.

Candidates must have held a full time or part time appointment as a consultant psychiatrist for at least three years, one of which should normally be within the last five years and have membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists at any of the following levels:

i) Member;

ii) Fellow;

iii) Specialist Associate

Further details of the selection process, with relevant dates and advice on how to prepare for the various stages of the process are published in the Information Page.

Apply On-Line

The JAC's online application system requires all candidates create an account before applying.  If you have not already created an account, you can do so by clicking this link: Create an Account. Your account will include your personal, character and diversity profiles. This information is stored on the system, so if you apply for another position in the future, you only need to update your details making the application process quicker and easier.

Please do not hesitate to contact the helpdesk if you have any queries by either telephoning 020 3334 0123 or by emailing stating what your query is.