Announcements

Refreshed Strategy 2020-23 and 2022-23 Business Plan published

20 May 2022

Today we have published our refreshed strategy for 2020-23 which incorporates our Business Plan 2022-23.

The Commission Board has reviewed the 2020-23 Strategy and agrees its overall aims remain valid and relevant in the current context for the final year of our 3-year strategy:

  1. Ensure we are a centre of excellence in selection, applying best practice to identify talented candidates with skills and abilities across the entirety of judicial roles
  2. Attract well-evidenced applications from the widest range of high calibre candidates, supporting greater judicial diversity
  3. Ensure the JAC is widely recognised as the trusted expert body on independent, merit-based appointment to the judiciary
  4. Support delivery of Commission aims in line with our values, including by way of a new digital application system and tools.

Our vision is to attract and support the widest range of high calibre candidates for judicial office, and to make independent selections on merit through fair and open competition.

The Business Plan for 2022-23 outlines the key priorities for the final year of the 3-year strategy based on the factors that are likely to affect the JAC over the next year. You can see the final strategy here.

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Court of Appeal vacancy

 

6 April 2022

The Lord Chancellor has asked the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to convene a selection panel to recommend a candidate to fill a vacancy in the Court of Appeal.

The exercise launches 26 April 2022 and anyone interested in making an application should contact the JAC’s Head of Senior Appointments, Lisa Grant, for further information on the eligibility and selection criteria as well as the documentation required to make an application. The exercise closes for applications on 10 May 2022.

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Judicial Pensions Scheme 2022 launched

1 April 2022

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently reformed judicial pensions to introduce the Judicial Pension Scheme 2022 (JPS 2022). As of today, all eligible fee-paid and salaried judicial office holders (except where terms and conditions are specifically non-pensionable) are eligible to join JPS 2022.

JPS 2022 returns judges to a tax-unregistered pension scheme and has been designed to ensure that judges in all pay groups will benefit from the scheme. In addition, the main features of JPS 2022 are a pension scheme design based on career average earnings with unreduced benefits payable from your State Pension Age, a uniform contribution rate and no service cap.

Eligible members of the judiciary can find out more about the scheme and an overview of the benefits here.

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