Judicial Appointments Commission (London) - Senior Panel Secretary

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) are seeking a Senior Panel Secretary. This is offered as a secondment or fixed term-contract opportunity for legal professionals in the early stages of their careers. 
This is a new role and offers an exciting opportunity to work directly with the JAC selection panels (senior independent and judicial panellists). The roles provide the chance to gain unique experience of the selection day interviews and candidate assessments that lead to recommendations for judicial office.
As a Senior Panel Secretary, you will directly help panels ensure that the JAC fulfils its statutory duty of selecting judges solely on merit. This will be a key role delivering complex and constitutionally sensitive work in a rapidly changing environment. You will work closely with the JAC’s Commissioners, operational and policy teams, senior lay and judicial panel members, as well as key stakeholders.
One of your primary activities will be to directly support and advise the JAC selection panels, which normally consist of 2 independent members and a judicial member. These selection panels play a significant role in providing the assessment evidence to support the final decision on recommending candidates for appointment. Your role in ensuring that the panel provides high quality and fairly assessed evidence will be key to the success of the significant programme that the JAC is set to deliver over the next two years. More information is available by contacting ian.thomson@judicialappointments.gov.uk
These roles are offered either on secondment from a current employer or as fixed term contracts for periods between 9 and 24 months, subject to agreement. The salary, which is pensionable, will be £35,000 per annum.
To apply, please submit via email to ian.thomson@judicialappointments.gov.uk:
  • Your c.v. which should be not more than 2 sides of A4; and
  • A statement of suitability and why you are interested in the role, again no more than 2 sides of A4.
Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.
If you are successful you will be invited for an interview with 2 members of JAC staff. You may be asked to undertake a work exercise which will include observing an interview on line, taking notes and drafting a written report. We are not able to refund travel and subsistence to attend the interview. Feedback will be provided to all candidates who are not successful following the interview day.
If you require any further information about this vacancy, please contact the JAC HR Division on 020 3334 5899 or at Ian.Thomson@judicialappointments.gov.uk