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Regional Employment Judge

Closing date:  10 October, 2019 - 13:00

Salary:  £140,289, salary group 6.1

Location:  London Central (1 position), London South (1 position) South East (1 position), North West (1 position).

Applications open: 26 September 2019 – 13:00

Number of vacancies: 4

Regional Employment Judges of the Employment Tribunals sit throughout England and Wales, currently in 10 Regional Offices and 28 or more hearing centres.

Regional Employment Judges exercise a delegated responsibility from the President of Employment Tribunals for managing the judicial resources in their region. The main activities of a Regional Employment judge are:

  • allocating cases to Judges and Members
  • determining the composition of Tribunals hearing cases
  • overseeing judicial training and management of judicial standards
  • ensuring high standards of case management and hearings, by providing appropriate guidance, advice and support
  • carrying out performance and development appraisal for Judges
  • maintaining a close working relationship with local and regional HMCTS management and the listing staff
  • assisting the President, as part of the national leadership and committee structure of the Employment Tribunals, on a wide range of strategic and policy matters, as directed by the President

In addition, Regional Employment Judges sit regularly, including on cases which are particularly difficult, sensitive or significant and cases remitted on appeal.

Who can apply?

By statute, this competition is only open to salaried Employment Judges. In addition, candidates should be able to offer a reasonable length of service, usually of 5 years, before the statutory retirement age of 70.

These posts may be suitable for salaried part-time work at a minimum of 80%. Lengthy breaks cannot be accommodated; however, part week is suitable.

About the selection process

Throughout the selection process, candidates will be assessed against a competency framework specifically tailored to the role of a Regional Employment Judge. The competencies are aligned to the Judicial Skills and Abilities framework used by the judiciary and Judicial College, and lists the ways in which a person demonstrates the required skills and abilities when working effectively in post.

As part of your application you will be required to provide, in no more than 250 words per competency, specific examples that demonstrate how your experiences make you suitable for the role. Further information on completing the self-assessment and choosing the best examples is on the JAC website.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a selection day comprising a presentation, situational questions and competency based questions. Further details will be provided when the exercise opens.

Key Dates

Applications open: 26 September 2019 – 13:00

Closing date: 10 October 2019 - 13:00

Sift: Mid November 2019

Selection days: January 2020

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