How to Apply

NIJAC provides an online application system – e-Recruit. It is a quick, safe and very straightforward way to apply. You will need to create an account with eRecruit to submit your application online. An account can be created in the Apply Online section.

Advice on how to set up your account can be found here.

Current vacancies can be found in the Judicial Appointment schemes section.

Application Information

It can take several hours to complete an application for judicial office so ensure to leave enough time prior to the submission date.

The following information is required to complete the application:

  • Your contact details
  • Your professional qualifications and education history (including dates)
  • Your career history (including dates)
  • Self assessment based on the Person Specification (each area generally has a maximum of 500 words)
  • Confidential information
  • Declaration of interests

Further information can be found in the Completing your application section.

Late submissions will only be accepted in very exceptional circumstances. The Issues and Character Committee must agree to accept the late submission.


Reasonable Adjustments

The Commissioners of NIJAC are appointed to provide a high quality service to the people of Northern Ireland by selecting, appointing or recommending for appointment the best applicants for judicial office.

NIJAC is committed to considering any reasonable adjustment needed to ensure that you can participate in the selection process fairly. The application form asks you to identify any arrangements and adjustments you require. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis and the information given will not be shared with the Selection Committee or impact on selection decisions.

It is vital that you advise NIJAC of your adjustment request at the earliest opportunity so that the request can be considered before the test and/or the assessment day takes place.

View The Reasonable Adjustments Policy.