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Circuit Judge 2015

Closing date:  19 February, 2015 - 12:00

Salary:  £130,875

The JAC is continuing to process applications and, therefore, intends to request references slightly later than anticipated. This is expected to happen on Monday 2 March. We apologise for any inconvenience and are grateful for your patience.   Alert: The information regarding the type of references needed for this exercise was last updated on 10 February 2015. Please read the  information page carefully.   Alert: The information below regarding locations was last updated on 4 February 2015 to reflect a change to one of the posts in Wales. We have also been informed that further vacancies may arise in the Crime jurisdiction across London and South East and in any jurisdiction across North Wales.

The JAC is now inviting applications for the post of Circuit Judge. To be eligible to apply you must be a solicitor or barrister with at least seven years post qualification experience (PQE), a Recorder or someone who has held a full-time judicial appointment for at least three years in one of the offices listed in Part 1A of Schedule 2 of the Courts Act 1971.

The JAC also welcomes applications from tribunal judges with the relevant PQE.

We have been informed that there are 52 vacancies in total across England and Wales. The breakdown of the vacancies is as follows:

London & South East

Immediate:

18 x Crime

Future:

5 x Crime

2 x Civil

2 x Family

Salaried part time working (SPTW): Two immediate Crime posts are open to SPTW at a minimum of 80%, full days only, full weeks only and in blocks of at least six weeks and these weeks must be over term time. Part week is not suitable due to the complexity and length of cases.

Midlands

Immediate:

2 x Crime

2 x Civil (1 requires s.9(1) authorisation, specific for Brimingham Civil Justice Centre)

Future:

1 x Crime

1 x Civil

1 x Family

1 x Family/Crime (50:50)

Salaried part time working (SPTW): Salaried part time working not available.

North Eastern

Immediate:

2 x Crime

3 x Civil/Crime (all predominantly Civil with some Crime)

Future:

1 x Crime

1 x Family/Crime (60:40)

Salaried part time working (SPTW): Salaried part time working not available.

Northern

Immediate:

2 x Crime

1 x Civil/Family (predominantly Civil)

1 x Family

Future:

1 x Family

1 x Crime

Salaried part time working (SPTW): Salaried part time working not available.

Wales

Immediate:

1 x Crime

Welsh reading, writing and speaking is essential for this post. Candidates must be able to conduct a hearing fully in Welsh.

Future:

1 x Crime/Family/Civil (predominantly Crime)

Candidates for this post need to have an understanding, or the ability to acquire the understanding, of the administration of justice in Wales, including legislation applicable to Wales and Welsh devolution arrangements.

Salaried part time working (SPTW): The immediate Crime post is open to SPTW at a minimum of 80%, full days only, full weeks only and in blocks of at least six weeks and these weeks must be over term time. Part week is not suitable due to the complexity and length of cases.

 Salaried part time working is not available for the Crime/Family/Civil post.

Western

Immediate:

1 x Crime

Future:

1 x Family/Civil (predominantly Family)

Salaried part time working (SPTW): Salaried part time working not available.