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Senior Circuit Judge Vacancy - Applications Open to 5th April 2022
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Date: Wed 23 Mar 2022 02:17

We have been contacted by the Judicial Appointments Commission to let us know that as from 1pm on Tuesday 22 March 2022, applications have opened for a Senior Circuit Judge, Designated Family Judge (West London).

Here’s the key information about the role:


Solicitors and barristers with 7 years of legal experience since becoming qualified, Recorders and judicial post holders that have held for at least 3 years one of the offices listed in Part IA of Schedule 2 are all eligible to apply.

Applicants are also required to provide 3 years of service before retiring and have previous judicial experience at a minimum of 30 sitting days.

It is also required that the successful candidate must already be authorised or be suitable for s9(1) authorisation.

About the role

The Designated Family Judge role is to lead all levels of the family judiciary (including other Circuit Judges as well as the district bench, the magistrates and legal advisers) at the courts for which he or she has responsibility, and to ensure, the effective and efficient discharge of judicial family business at those courts, within the resources allocated.

About the application process

The selection process will be an online application where candidates are required to provide evidence of how their knowledge and experience transfers to the skills and abilities required for the role. Shortlisting will be name-blind paper sifting. Candidates invited to selection day will undertake strategic leadership questioning, situational questioning and a skills and abilities based interview. Further details on the role, eligibility criteria and the selection process, along with selection guidance can be found on the JAC's vacancy page.

There is 1 vacancy. Applications close on 5 April at 1 pm and all groups currently under-represented in the judiciary are encouraged to apply.

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