Merseyside - Criminal Court - May 2023 - Magistrates Recruitment

Merseyside – Criminal Court – May 2023

Closing Date:

30 Jun 2023

Vacancy Details

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.

Merseyside Magistrates' (Criminal) Courts sitting at:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 1XA
  • Sefton Magistrates' Court, 29 Merton Road, Bootle, L20 3XX
  • Wirral Magistrates' Court, 120 Chester Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5DL

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 ethnic minority groups, 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the support team at

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 Friday, 30th June 2023.