Applications are open for a Salaried Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber.

Alison Rowley, current Judge of the Upper Tribunal (AAC) says “sitting in the Rolls Building, being a judge in a “superior court of record” provides an opportunity to do intellectually challenging and satisfying work.  We value our strong sense of collegiality, and working on a salaried part-time basis helps me to maintain a meaningful work-life balance.”

With UK wide jurisdiction, Salaried Judges of the Upper Tribunal will be assigned the Administrative Appeals Chamber which is one of four chambers. Main duties will be determining applications, case management and determining appeals. 

To be eligible for the role applicants need to be a solicitor or barrister with 7 years’ legal experience since becoming qualified, have previous judicial experience of 30 sitting days since appointment and be able to provide 5 years of service before retirement.

The application process will be an online application form to provide evidence of how experience transfers to the 5 competencies required for the role. Shortlisting will be name-blind paper sift, shortlisted candidates will proceed to selection day which will comprise situational questioning and competency based interview. Further details on the eligibility criteria and the selection process for this role, along with selection guidance can be found on the JAC website:

The JAC understands that this continues to be a very challenging time for many candidates, due to personal and/or professional pressures associated with Covid-19. They can offer flexibility and reasonable adjustments, encouraging candidates to get in contact with them directly if they require these.

Applications are encouraged from all groups currently under represented in the judiciary.

There are up to 4 vacancies and applications close on 27 April at 1 pm.