Avon, Somerset and Gloucestershire – Criminal Court – July 2022
The Avon, Somerset and Gloucestershire Advisory Committee is looking to recruit the following magistrates to the Criminal Court:
Avon and Somerset LJA: 15 vacancies (sitting at Bath, Bristol, North Somerset (Worle), Taunton and Yeovil)
Gloucestershire LJA: 6 vacancies(sitting at Cheltenham)
Before beginning an application, ensure you have read the application guidance which can be found on the following pages: How to Volunteer and Frequently Asked Questions. You may find it helpful to have both pages available whilst completing the application.
Please ensure you have completed two court observations in the past 12 months before you apply for this role.
Magistrates will be selected and appointed solely on merit.
Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the eligibility criteria for appointment and who believes they have the necessary qualities. Applications are particularly welcome from members of groups currently under-represented amongst the magistracy. That includes members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people from non-managerial or professional occupations, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties.
Completion of the diversity monitoring form is mandatory. This information will not be considered as part of the application which is assessed solely on merit.
Please note, in the event of receiving a high volume of applications, you may be considered solely on your response to how you demonstrate the core key attribute 'Make Fair, Impartial and Transparent decisions’.
If you have any questions, please contact the support team at SW-Advisory@justice.gov.uk .
Please click “Start Now” to confirm that you have read the guidance and to start your application form.
Please note applications close at 23:59 on 31 August 2022.