NIJAC is anticipating the following opportunities will be advertised in 2023. Further information can be found by clicking on the judicial office:
All NIJAC schemes automatically maintain a reserve list for 12 months, from the anticipated date of first appointment, to accommodate any unforeseen vacancies.
Anticipated Launch: March 2023
A Deputy Statutory Officer may be required to cover the work of the full-time judiciary in both of the following areas:
- District Judge
- Master of the High Court
A Deputy Statutory Officer is expected to be flexible in order to provide cover in the wide range of work of both the District Judges and Masters .
For further information please visit: The Royal Courts of Justice | Department of Justice (justice-ni.gov.uk)
CICAP Lay Adjudicators x2
Anticipated Launch: April / May 2023
CICAP was established under the provisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation (NI) Order 2002. Its purpose is to support the victims of violent crime by determining promptly, impartially, fairly and independently, appeals against review decisions made by Compensation Services, Northern Ireland in accordance with the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme(s) of 2002 and 2009, and by virtue of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
A lay adjudicator will sit on a panel consisting of three people – a legally qualified Chairman, a medical member and a lay member. The purpose is to support the victims of violent crime by determining promptly, impartially, fairly and independently appeals against review decisions made by the Northern Ireland Compensation Services in accordance with the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme(s) (2002 & 2009) and by virtue of Article 6 of ECHR.
For further information please visit: Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel Northern Ireland | Department of Justice (justice-ni.gov.uk)
ITFET Employment Judge (Fee Paid) x7
Anticipated Launch: September 2023
The Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal (ITFET), hear employment disputes and resolve employment matters. Industrial Tribunals are independent judicial bodies in Northern Ireland that hear and determine claims to do with employment matters. These include a range of claims relating to unfair dismissal, breach of contract, wages and other payments as well as discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, part time working and equal pay. The Fair Employment Tribunal is an independent judicial body in Northern Ireland that hears and determines complaints of discrimination on the grounds of religious belief or political opinion.
An Employment Judge’s duties are wide-ranging but overall the core duties are to conduct hearings and write judgments. For instance, during a final hearing you will be managing the hearing, listening to the evidence and reaching a decision with your panel members. Alternatively you may be dealing with preliminary hearings which broadly fall into two categories:
- The first category are conducted like a final hearing but usually by a Judge sitting alone. The purpose of these hearings to address preliminary matters/applications relating to the proceedings which often impinge on the jurisdiction of the tribunal.
- The second category are automatically listed after a claim and response form are received. The purpose of this type of preliminary hearing is to ensure that a case is properly prepared for hearing.
Other tasks include issuing judgements and giving directions which do not require a hearing, giving judicial directions to administrative staff on practice and procedure in respect of tribunals and in relation to the progress of a claim.
For further information please visit: Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal Northern Ireland (employmenttribunalsni.co.uk)
We also suggest you consider the Judicial Shadowing Scheme as a means of researching the legal, medical and valuer offices. Visit the Judicial Shadowing Scheme page of our website for more information.
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