Fee-paid Specialist Lay Members, Mental Health (Health, Education and Social Care) Pre Application Seminar 2024

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The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will be launching a selection exercise on 23 April 2024 to recruit 50 Fee-paid Specialist Lay Members assigned to the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health).

The seminar

For those interested in applying for a role, the Judicial Office is organising a pre-application seminar that will take place online via Microsoft Teams on Monday 8 April (5-6PM)
The seminar aims to help applicants be better prepared to make an application and to receive up-to-date guidance and advice on the JAC’s selection process. As well as a JAC representative, you will also hear from a Tribunal Judge and a specialist lay member to explain the role. 

Who should attend?

The JAC would welcome applications from those who have substantial experience of educational, childcare, health, or social care matters. For further information on the eligibility criteria please see the selection exercise information page 

Applications are particularly welcome from under-represented groups (women, ethnic minority candidates and disabled candidates). Training is provided for all appointed members. 
For more information on Tribunal members please visit Tribunal Members - Courts and Tribunals Judiciary 

What does a specialist lay member do? 

The duties of a specialist member include attending a pre-hearing discussion about the issues to be determined with the panel on the day of the hearing.

Duties also include listening to all the evidence, taking the lead in questioning witnesses and in particular the patient’s care coordinator or social worker in the relation to the patient’s social circumstances and community care to ensure evidence is gathered on the outstanding issues between the parties, identified by the panel prior to and during the hearing. Also to participate fully in the deliberations and decision-making process after the hearing has concluded. This includes contributing to the drafting of the decision, and responding promptly with comments, using secure email when the judge seeks observations on a draft decision.

Sign up/queries

To sign up for the recruitment campaign alerts please click here. For further information from the JAC on applying for a non-legal tribunal member roles, please click here.

For any queries regarding the recruitment campaign/selection exercise please contact the selection exerciseteam:199lmftthesc@judicialappointments.gov.uk.

For any queries regarding the pre-application seminar please email: JudicialHROutreachEvents@judiciary.uk  

Please note that although the Judicial Office will be running the pre-application seminar, the actual recruitment campaign is being done and led by the Judicial Appointments Commission

Please note if you are using a 'ntl world' email address, you might not be able to receive emails from the Judicial HR Outreach mailbox. Please use an alternative email address. 

April 8th, 2024 from  5:00 PM to  6:00 PM
Via Microsoft Teams
United Kingdom