5 October 2017
The Judicial Appointments Commission have contacted City Disabilities about a selection exercise that they are due to launch in November this year.
The role is as a fee-paid Disability Member of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber. Successful candidates will work in the Social Security and Child Support jurisdiction. They will hear appeals that involve Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments and Attendance Allowance. They will sit on these appeals alongside a medically qualified tribunal member and a legally qualified judge, and use their experience of disabilities to assist the tribunal in making decisions. Successful candidates will usually be expected to sit for at least 15 days a year on tribunal business, and to attend mandatory training.
The vacancy is open to people with a disability, and people who work with, or care for, individuals with disabilities in a voluntary or professional capacity. There are 115 vacancies throughout England, Scotland and Wales. These are lay posts, so no legal or judicial experience is required, but legal professionals are welcome to apply if they wish.
You can read more about the role here.