Oct 232017

Legal Members - The First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber (ASNTS)

Remuneration:£399.59 per day
Location:Edinburgh, City of
Closing date:26 October 2017 at midday


Access to quality education provides a fundamental underpinning of a child's development and it follows that any barriers which compromise a child's potential to benefit from education should be removed.

The Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS) hears appeals (references and claims) ‎under the Education (Scotland) Act 2004 and the Equality Act 2010, in relation to school education.

The ASNTS has focused, energetic and expert legal members and we need more as we approach a period of significant change. Six new legal members who are committed to keeping the child or young person at the centre of proceedings will be needed when the ASNTS transfer into the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland in 2018.

if you have the motivation, skills, and are suitably qualified, then the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites you to apply for appointment to the First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland, Health and Education Chamber.

The posts are part-time and paid on a daily fee basis and your appointment is expected to commence in February 2018.

Legal Members: A person is eligible to be a legal member if the person is practising, and has practised for a period of not less than 5 years, as a solicitor or advocate in Scotland or has had previous engagement in practice for a period of not less than 5 years as a solicitor or advocate in Scotland and subsequent engagement in any of the activities listed below. The activities are:

  • Exercising judicial functions in any court or tribunal;
  • Practice or employment as a lawyer of any kind;
  • Teaching or researching law at or for an educational institution.

The Legal Members Daily Sitting Fee is £ 399.59

Relevant training will be provided.

Comprehensive background information including proposed rules and operational procedure is contained in the Scottish Government's consultation document.

Selection is made solely on merit. The Board encourages and welcomes applications from the widest possible range of eligible individuals. The Board would particularly welcome applications from;

  • Suitably qualified young adults;
  • Care experienced individuals;
  • Those with a disability;
  • Those from an ethnic minority;

Please note;

  • Interviews will take place at Thistle House on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th, and Thursday 7th December 2017.

Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate your availability on these days, these will be the ONLY interview dates available.

Application Information

Further information can be obtained from our website https://judicialvacancies.judicialappointments.scot/ or from the Board’s Secretariat, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HD, Telephone 0131 528 5101, mailbox@jabs.gsi.gov.uk.

An online application should be completed and submitted no later than midday on Thursday 26 October 2017.

To access the online application please click here.

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