Social Security Chamber Medical Member Recruitment - Information Webinar - 18th April 2023

29 Mar 23

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland, Social Security Chamber. 

The Chamber currently deals with appeals in connection with decisions and determinations in terms of sections 46 and 61 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018. 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.

The medical members are expected to answer any medical related questions that may arise, ask the appellant any questions relating to their medical claims and use their expertise and knowledge to aid the decision of the panel.

JABS is seeking a number of doctors to work in various locations across Scotland.  The posts are part-time and paid on a daily fee basis. The daily fee is £288.42. There is a yearly commitment of 10-30 days.

A person is eligible for appointment as an ordinary member with medical experience for the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland if the person is a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983 (3), whether or not that person holds a licence to practise.

Selection is made solely on merit. The Board welcomes applications from the widest possible range of eligible individuals including those from underrepresented groups.

Interviews for these appointments are planned to take place from June to September 2023 and held at:

Thistle House

91 Haymarket Terrace


EH12 5HE

If you would like to be sent the advert when it is live please email


The vacancy will open April 2023 however, we are running a webinar on the 18th April which will tell you more about the medical member role, what we are looking for and how to apply

You are able to submit questions when registering for the event and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar. The event will be of interest to all potential candidates and we welcome applications from people of all ages and stages of their career.

Register for the webinar to find out more about the role and the Social Security Chamber.

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