The 2010 Act provides that one of the legal members of the Council is to be a solicitor practising in Scotland. The term of appointment of the present solicitor member of the Council will end in October of this year. Applications are therefore invited for the solicitor member position on the Council. We welcome and encourage applications from the widest possible range of eligible persons and particularly from protected groups covered by the Equality Act 2010.
Appointments will be made under the 2010 Act and in accordance with The Scottish Sentencing Council (Procedure for Appointment of Members) Regulations 2015. (Please note that under the 2010 Act prosecutors are not eligible for this position.)
About the Council
The Council is chaired by the Lord Justice Clerk. It has statutory objectives to:
The Council’s functions include:
It also has powers to publish information about, and conduct research into, sentencing and to provide advice and guidance of a general nature on sentencing matters.
Members should expect approximately 12 days’ commitment each year, which will include attending meetings of the Council and any committees the member sits on, as well as attending engagement and promotional events. Occasional travel within Scotland is likely.
What Council membership will involve
Amongst other matters, members are expected to:
This position is not remunerated (Expenses are paid in accordance with paragraph 6A of Schedule 1 to the 2010 Act, and the Council’s standing orders).
How to apply
Successful candidates will meet certain criteria in the following areas:
To apply, please download a copy of the application form and submit it together with your CV to email@example.com. We would also be grateful if applicants would submit the equal opportunities monitoring form alongside their application.
Please read the candidate information form which contains full details of the application and selection process and information on Council membership.
For further information please contact Graham Ackerman, Secretary to the Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Scottish Sentencing Council, Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RQ.
For further information on the Council please see: www.scottishsentencingcouncil.org.uk or contact Graham Ackerman at the details above or on 0131 240 6822.
Closing date for applications is 18 September 2018
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 05 November 2018
Please fill in the form, upload your CV to complete your application. You will also register during this process to enable you to log in track you application and setup Job Alerts.