Nov 082019
 

Members - Tribunal Procedure Committee

Location: London
Date Posted: 05/11/2019
Closing Date: 16/12/2019

Vacancy Description

Role of Committee Member of the Tribunal Procedure Committee

Members will be expected to play an active role on the Tribunal Procedure Committee and to:

  • Attend and take an active role in Committee meetings; members will be expected to commit to attending approximately nine committee meetings per year, lasting three to four hours, however, the frequency of meetings can vary according to the need to accommodate the priorities of the work coming in before the Committee;
  • Members are usually asked to participate in two standing sub-groups. Meeting frequently, and associated work for these will depend on upcoming work requirements and will be expected to read and consider papers outside meetings;
  • Keep abreast of paperwork and issues relating to the work of the Committee;
  • Chair and/or attend sub-committee meetings or meetings with stakeholders;
  • Contribute to any reports or documents produced on behalf of the Committee, as required;
  • To play an active role on the Tribunal Procedure Committee, that makes rules governing the practice and procedure in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.

Members of the Committee have collective responsibility for the operation of the body and must:

  • Where practicable and appropriate, hold at least one meeting a year in public;
  • Respond appropriately to complaints if necessary with reference to the Ministry of Justice;
  • Ensure that the Committee does not exceed its powers or functions.Communications between the Committee and the Lord Chancellor will generally be through the Chair. Nevertheless, any Committee member has the right of access to Ministers on any matter that he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a Committee member. In such cases the agreement of the rest of the Committee should normally be sought.

Eligibility

  • There must be no employment restrictions, or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years prior to your application.
  • You should not be employed in the UK civil service.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of practice in tribunals, or advising persons involved in tribunal proceedings;
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse and debate complex issues;
  • Demonstrable ability to contribute to, and influence, Committee meetings;
  • Demonstrable ability to manage time;
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills including a demonstrable ability to engage with stakeholders;
  • An understanding of diversity issues.

Additional Information

  • Tenure: Public appointments are offered on a fixed term basis. We do this to ensure that the leadership of our public bodies is regularly refreshed and the TPC can benefit from new perspectives and ideas. The appointment will run for 3 years with the possibility of reappointment for a further term subject to satisfactory appraisal and at the discretion of Ministers. In line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments, there is a strong presumption that no individual should serve more than two terms or serve in any one post for more than ten years.
  • Remuneration: Members will be expected to commit to attending approximately nine Committee meetings per year, lasting 3 – 4 hours and will be expected to read and consider papers outside meetings. Meeting frequencies can vary to accommodate the priorities of the work coming before the Committee. The post is unremunerated, but reasonable standard travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be payable. The post is not pensionable
  • Performance Appraisal: You will be assessed annually on performance by of the Chair of the TPC.

How to Apply

To make an application, please send:

  • A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.
  • A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from Advisory Assessment Panels indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome are often the strongest. Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.

Please send your CV, personal statement and supporting documents to:

PublicAppointmentsTeam@justice.gov.uk quoting reference PAT150086 in the subject line of your email. We will acknowledge receipt.

If you have any questions about any aspects of this post, you are welcome to contact Vijay Vijay.Parkash@justice.gov.uk.

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