Skills, Experience and Competencies

You will need to have some experience of dealing with employment relations issues. Your experience could include disciplinary and grievance procedures/appeals, equality and diversity, the gender pay gap, individual and collective redundancies, business transfers, whistleblowing, employee remuneration and incentives, pay negotiations, parental rights, employee wellbeing, performance management, managing health and capability, the gig economy and migrant working or other related matters.

It is not necessary to have experience of Employment Tribunal advocacy. You will be provided with full training. Please refer to page 12 of the Candidate Information Pack for full details of the essential and desirable skills and experience and visit this page to view some profile of office holders today.

Key Competencies

The competency framework provides guidance on the skills and qualities required of a non-legal member. This framework is aligned to the Judicial Skills and Abilities framework used by Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, and the Judicial College.

The recruitment process is designed to assess these competencies throughout your application journey. Please refer to pages 14-15 of the Candidate Information Pack for further details of the competencies that will be used to select the best applicants as summarised below.

Exercising Judgement

This competency is about demonstrating integrity and applying independence of mind to make incisive, fair and objective decisions within the relevant legal framework.

Assimilating and Clarifying Information

This competency is about quickly assimilating information to identify essential issues, develops a clear understanding and clarifies uncertainty where necessary.

Managing Work Efficiently

This competency is about working and planning effectively to make the best use of resources available.

Possessing and Building Knowledge

This competency is about possessing knowledge and experience of employment relations and the issues that underlie workplace disputes. Demonstrating an ability and willingness to learn about new workplace practices and the law and procedure relevant to the work of the Employment Tribunal.

Working and Communicating with Others

This competency is about valuing diversity and shows sensitivity to the different needs of individuals. Demonstrating good communication skills and develops effective working relationships with all.