The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites current members of the Social Entitlement Chamber and medical members of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland to register their interest for recommendation by JABS as members of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber.

As an existing medical member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland or a legal member or a medically qualified or a disability qualified member of the Social Entitlement Chamber, you will not have to complete the full JABS recruitment process or attend for interview. You will only be required to complete a brief note of interest form, which includes your personal details, information about your current tribunal role(s) and information for a due diligence check on character and conduct. 

In carrying out the due diligence check, JABS will contact a range of consultees, as appropriate for the role, including relevant professional bodies, the President of the Social Security Chamber Scotland, the Senior President of Tribunals, the President of the Scottish Tribunals and the President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, as appropriate. You will also be required to complete a Disclosure Scotland check.

Prior to completing the note of interest form, we would advise that you first read the Guidance Note as this will assist you in completing the form, and provides further detail on the appointment process and the terms and conditions of the post.

Please note that any member appointed will be expected to undertake any training required for the Social Security Chamber before taking up their role.

For information, there will be a further full recruitment competition this year. This will ensure sufficient recommendations are made for members of the Social Security Chamber, in order that it can fulfil its role in delivering as part of the Scottish Justice system.

Please note that a link to the note of interest form will be sent from the President of the Mental Health Tribunal Scotland or the Senior President of Tribunals.

The note of interest form must be submitted by noon on 3 April 2023.


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