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District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)

District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)

We have been asked to identify candidates for the post of District Judge of the Magistrates’ Court. This is an excellent opportunity to apply for a salaried role, with 30 vacancies anticipated.

The office of the District Judge is to administer justice in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, primarily in the criminal courts. Posts will be across England and Wales.

Salaried part-time working (SPTW) may be available for some posts.

 Number of vacancies: 30

Location: Across England and Wales

Salary/Fee: £126,514

Salary: Group 7 – £126,514

*Group 7 post-holders in London are paid an additional £2,000 salary lead and an additional £2,000 London allowance.

Launch Date: 19/03/24 at 13:00

Closing Date: 09/04/24 at 13:00

Reading about candidates previously selected for this role is a useful way of finding out more about the skills needed. Read more about the role, the work of a District Judge in the Magistrates’ Court and the selection process from Hina Rai here.

A seminar was arranged by Judicial Office to help applicants prepare to make an application and to receive up-to-date guidance and advice on the JAC’s selection process. In the seminar, we heard from Senior DJ Paul Goldspring, DJMC Tan Ikram and representatives from the JAC. The recording of the seminar can be found by clicking the link below:

For further details and any questions about the vacancies please contact the selection team: [email protected]

Find out more and apply here.

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Information with details of how to apply is also on Twitter and LinkedIn, links are below.

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Candidate help and support

Further help and support for candidates is available through our Targeted Outreach programme. We would really appreciate your help to highlight and share this with your colleagues and wider networks, please see the details below.

Targeted Outreach programme support available for candidates

The JAC Targeted Outreach programme is focused on improving outcomes for JAC target groups and to help candidates overcome some of the barriers to judicial appointment. The programme is supporting candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds, solicitor candidates, female candidates and those with a declared disability.

Our small team, separate from selection exercise assessments and decisions, engages with candidates from these under-represented groups to provide tailored advice, guidance and access to wider support. The full information and the application form can be found on the Targeted Outreach webpage here.

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