Important Considerations Before Applying


The compulsory retirement age in this role is seventy years. The minimum period of reasonable service is three years prior to compulsory retirement. Therefore in order to be eligible for this role, you must be no older than sixty seven at the time of being offered a role. For this campaign, you must be no older than sixty-seven on the 30th of September 2019.

Nationality and right to work in UK

Nationality and right to work in UK

In order to be eligible you must either be a citizen of:

  • Great Britain;
  • A Commonwealth country;
  • The Republic of Ireland.

You must also have the right to live and work in the UK.

The flexibility required by this role

Non-legal members are paid a daily fee for the days on which they actually perform judicial work (sitting on cases or being trained). This role requires a high level of flexibility. You would need to make yourself available for a minimum of 30 days a year; however, there is no guaranteed minimum level of days (or sittings) that you will be offered. It is important that you carefully consider the information below before you apply:

  • If you are employed, self employed or have any work commitments, please consider how this role would align to your current commitments;
  • Cases decided by Employment Tribunals are often cancelled at very short notice, due to a claim being settled or withdrawn. You could therefore have a sitting cancelled at very short notice, such as the afternoon of the day before it is due to begin;
  • Typically you will be required to sit on hearings that last from two to five consecutive working days;
  • Some hearings may last several weeks and there is a particular need for members who can offer that level of flexibility;
  • You should consider carefully, and before you apply, whether your lifestyle and current commitments offer you the flexibility required by this role.

Renumeration and Terms

The daily fee payable to non-legal members of the Employment Tribunals for sitting and training, as at 1 April 2018, is £187.30. The rate applicable from 1 April 2019 has not yet been set. Please click (here) for a copy of the Memorandum of terms and conditions for further information.

Please note: if you are a Crown Servant (Civil Servant) please ensure that you have read and understood Annex C of the Candidate Information Pack before you apply.