Current Vacancies

NIJAC Staff Opportunities

The Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC) is responsible for recruitment and selection of members of the judiciary for over 1000 judicial offices across Northern Ireland.

The Commission offers hybrid working and is seeking to appoint the following members of staff:

Communications Manager

Salary range: £32,880 - £34,011 (Under Review)

To advise and assist in the development and delivery of the Commission’s Communications Strategy and to develop and implement targeted programmes to support applicant participation and diversity. 

  Applicants must have:

  1. A minimum of 2 years’ experience gained in a Communications role; and
  2. A third level qualification.

Recruitment Officer

Salary range: £26,569 – £27,127 (Under Review)

The Recruitment Officer will join a small busy team and have a vital role in the recruitment and selection of people to serve in the Courts and Tribunals across Northern Ireland.  

Applicants must have:

  1. GCE ‘A’ level passes in 2 subjects; and GCSE/GCE (‘O’ level) at grades A-C in both English Language and Mathematics.
  2. A minimum of 2 years’ experience gained in an administrative environment to include experience of servicing meetings and Microsoft packages.

These are permanent, full-time posts. Both posts are based at Head Line Building, 10-14 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GG. Hybrid working available.

Closing date for receipt of online applications is 12 Noon on Monday 16 October 2023.

For further details and to apply please visit: Apply online | Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (


Medically Qualified Members of the Appeal Tribunals

NIJAC is seeking to appoint various doctors to include Consultants, GPs and other eligible medical practitioners to sit as fee paid members of the Appeal Tribunals.

A reserve list will be retained for 12 months from 13 December 2023, the anticipated date of the first appointment to accommodate any unforeseen vacancies during this period.

NIJAC is seeking to recruit 38 Medical Generalist Members for appeals against decisions made by the Department for Communities on entitlement to Personal Independence Payments and ESA. No medical examination of appellants is required.

NIJAC is seeking to recruit 9 Consultant/Special Associates as Medical Specialist Members. The main function of the fee paid specialist medical member is to hear and determine appeals from those claiming Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. They may also be required to examine appellants for the purposes of deciding if they have suffered an industrial accident or if they suffer from an industrial disease, and to decide on the level of disablement.

Closing date: Monday 2 October 2023 at 12noon

For further details in respect of this opportunity and to apply online please click here


Review Tribunal (Consultant Psychiatrist/Specialist Associate) Medical Member x10

NIJAC is inviting expressions of interest for Review Tribunal (Consultant Psychiatrist/Specialist Associate) Medical Member x10.

As NIJAC is seeking to make 10 appointments this recruitment will be ongoing for the next quarter, therefore your Expression of Interest is welcome at any time. Your Expression of Interest will be acknowledged, and assuming your eligibility is confirmed, a suitable interview date will be arranged.

For further details in respect of this opportunity and to apply online please click here