Charity backs Judicial Appointments Commission to recruit disabled people

Leonard Cheshire Disability is supporting an initiative to recruit disabled people to apply for one of 145 part-time tribunal jobs with the Judicial Appointments Commission.

Opportunities are available for disabled people or those who work with disabled people in their profession or as a volunteer, to work with judges in ensuring the right decisions are made in benefit appeal cases involving disability.

Clare Pelham, Leonard Cheshire Disability Chief Executive, said: “It is really important that decisions on whether disabled people receive benefits are made fairly and that people with experience of disability contribute to the process.”

“We welcome the work the Judicial Appointments Commission are doing to encourage people to apply for these roles.”

”I urge people who are disabled, or who support or work with disabled people, to apply so that their valuable experience can be used.”

The role will be to sit as a judicial office holder and working as part of a panel, considering each case making tribunal decisions.   The work will be for a minimum of 15 days each year hearing cases at the tribunal, and include a further 15 days on other tribunal business, with the option of more work.

Applications close on 15 April. To find out more, visit: http://jac.judiciary.gov.uk/selection-process/selection-exercises/current/1657.htm

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