If you have ever considered becoming a magistrate, there will soon be an opportunity to find out more.
In September the magistracy will run a recruitment campaign.
They say that they are: “keen to recruit the best in our communities to the bench.”
Applications will be encouraged from currently under-represented groups – such as members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, those under the age of 50 and people with a disability who are able, with reasonable adjustments.
Because of COVID-19, they will not be holding open days.
There have also been important changes to the application process to counter the effects of the pandemic.
Candidates for the magistracy will be required to do one court observation (reduced from two) and will be directed towards online research.
Those who have concerns about attending court will have the option of doing the court observation remotely.
All interviews, for the time being, will be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams. A candidate who cannot or does not want to be interviewed remotely can ask to be interviewed in person.
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