New career opportunities for 41 immigration judges with a salary of £ 100,000 per annum
The Judicial Appointments Commission has announced its plans to hire 41 judges to fill available positions in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal. The Commission offers potential applicants an attractive salary of £ 108,171 per annum.
There were 152 salaried judges working in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal in 2005. By 2017 their number fell to only 57. In the light of the obvious staff shortage, there is a significant demand to employ judges. There were 11 people appointed to this position in January 2018, while few more positions were filled in February same year.
An increase in the number of judges in the area of Immigration and Asylum appeals can help solve the problem of a lengthy case processing time. Despite some improvements in this area, the average waiting time before the hearing date is around 42 weeks. Although the number of court hearings has recently fallen due to the restriction of the right to appeal, by the end of the 2017/18 financial year there were about 36,000 pending cases.
In addition to immigration, the Commission also advertised judicial positions for 59 candidates in other various areas of law: general legislation, health, education and social care, property, social entitlement and tax. The commission is also trying to recruit 9 judges for the Upper Tribunal.
Posted on Oct 29, 2018.