The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from individuals with disability experience who wish to be considered for appointment to the First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland, Social Security Chamber.
JABS is seeking up to 40 panel members with disability expertise to do work in various locations across Scotland including telephone hearings. The posts are part-time and paid on a daily fee basis. The daily fee is £256.58 and there is a yearly commitment of 10-30 days.
The Social Security Chamber currently deals with appeals in connection with decisions in terms of sections 46 and 61 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018. Those appointed will hear appeals, together with a legal and a medically qualified member. At a hearing, the disability qualified member is expected to ask questions about care needs and aids used by the appellant. The disability qualified member would draw from their own experience and expertise to provide the panel with information.
You are eligible to apply for the role if you have experience in dealing with the needs of people who have a disability within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010(4). You might work with someone with a disability in a professional or voluntary capacity, you might provide care to someone with a disability(for example as a young carer or a parent), or have a disability yourself. Full details of eligibility requirements are included within the Guidance Note.
Please note that you will be not entitled to a pension in respect of your office, and you are not entitled to any gratuity, allowance or compensation when your period in office ends (whatever the reason).
Additionally within this role you will not have any entitlement to receive a guaranteed minimum amount of fees.
Interviews for these appointments are planned to take place from June to September 2023.
If you are appointed you would be required to undertake training, which is also provided prior to you taking up the role.
If successful, appointment will commence around October 2023 to allow training to take place in early 2024. You will not be asked to hear cases until April 2024.
Selection is made solely on merit. The Board welcomes applications from the widest possible range of eligible individuals and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.
An online application should be completed and submitted no later than midday on 2 May 2023 .
Further information can be obtained from our website https://www.judicialappointments.scot/vacancies