NIJAC Lay Member

21 May 2019 - 9.00 am

REF: IRC240325

DEPARTMENT: Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC)

SALARY: The posts carry a remuneration of £338, daily rate

LOCATION: Headline Building, 10-14 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GG

The Lord Chancellor is seeking to appoint lay members to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC). 

NIJAC is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) established on 15 June 2005 under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act, as amended, to enhance an independent process for the appointment of judicial office holders to courts and tribunals. 

As a Lay Member of NIJAC you will play a full part in the activities of the Commission.  This will include leading in the design and development of the selection schemes and taking part in shortlisting, interviewing and giving feedback to candidates.  You will also lead and contribute to the work of the Commission’s committees and sub committees to support the strategic direction and management of the Commission, monitor performance and support the Chairman to ensure NIJAC’s business is carried out within its statutory authority. 

This is a four year term.  The expected time commitment amounts to approximately twenty-five days per year.  The posts carry a remuneration of £338, daily rate. Travel and subsistence expenses will be paid at Northern Ireland Civil Service rates. 

For more detailed information on the positions and the selection criteria please click on the link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

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Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330.  Email:  

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC240325.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 7th June 2019. 

Equality of Opportunity:  The Executive Office is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. We are also committed to equality of opportunity and welcome application forms from all applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, political opinion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or whether or not they have dependants.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people with a disability, those from ethnic minorities, young people and those from a Roman Catholic community background as these groupings are currently under-represented on the Board.       

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments Northern Ireland.