President of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal

President of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal 

NIJAC is now inviting applications for the position of President of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (IT FET). 

About the role

The position of President is a front facing leadership role. The successful applicant will inspire trust and confidence and work with and encourage a wide range of people.

The President has strategic oversight to ensure that the work of the Tribunal is being carried out properly and efficiently.


To be eligible for appointment applicants need to be a barrister-at-law or solicitor of at least 7 years standing; or have a 7-year general qualification within the meaning of Section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990; or be an advocate or solicitor, admitted in Scotland of at least 7 years’ standing.

The Applicant Information Booklet contains details about the recruitment scheme and the Person Specification which sets out the necessary skills, attributes, behaviours, and aspects of effectiveness against which applicants will be assessed. 

To view the Applicant Information Booklet and other documents including the Job Description, Terms and Conditions of Appointment click here.

The anticipated date of first appointment is 2 September 2024.

Salry: £157.705 per annum. This post is pensionable.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 20 May 2024

Apply online | Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (

Additional Resources

There are a number of guides and videos which will help you understand the application process and how to maximise your own application.

Watch a YouTube video with The Honourable Mr Justice Kinney giving more information about the role. 

Watch a YouTube video How to prepare for Assessment and Selection

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