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Ordinary Members (with valuation and/or Valuation Appeal Panel experience) sought for Scotland’s First-tier Tribunal: Local Taxation Chamber

New Tribunal, New Opportunities to share your valuation and/or Valuation Appeal Panel experience.

Background

The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 created a new statutory framework for tribunals in Scotland.  The Act created two new tribunals, the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland, known collectively as the Scottish Tribunals. The First-tier Tribunal consists of a number of Chambers, each with its own jurisdiction and headed by a Chamber President.

Vacancy

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as Ordinary Members (with valuation and/ or Valuation Appeal Panel experience) of the new Chamber which, subject to regulations, will be called the Local Taxation Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

The Board is seeking thirty-nine ordinary members (with valuation and/or Valuation Appeal Panel experience) across Scotland.  The posts are paid on a daily fee basis of £213.82 with around 10-15 days per year commitment forecast.

This is an opportunity to play a key role in society supporting the delivery of justice in Scotland.

The Chamber will consider appeals relating to a number of elements of local taxation including: non-domestic rating; property valuation, council tax banding, calculation of council tax liabilities, and local taxation related civil penalty decisions.

The Chamber will consist of legal members, ordinary members (with surveyor rating experience) and ordinary members (with valuation and/or Valuation Appeal Panel experience).

Interviews

Interviews for these appointments are planned for July/August 2022.

Starting Date

It is expected that the appointments will start in autumn 2022 with a programme of training before any formal casework / hearings from 1 January 2023.

We encourage diversity and welcome applications from people of all communities and backgrounds. Practitioners from all sectors are welcome to apply including those recently retired if eligibility criteria are met.

The principles of fair and open competition will apply and recommendation for appointment will be made solely on merit.

Further information can be found within the Guidance Note and Role Profile

Applications must be submitted by 12.00 (midday) BST, WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2022.

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