Chamber President of the First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland – Tax Chamber

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland has launched an exercise to recruit a Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, Tax Chamber.

The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 creates a new, simplified statutory framework for tribunals in Scotland, bringing existing tribunal jurisdictions together and providing a structure for new jurisdictions. The Act creates two new tribunals, the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland, known collectively as the Scottish Tribunals. 

The First-tier Tax Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tax Tribunal for Scotland were established by the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014, and are known collectively as the Scottish Tax Tribunals. Subject to Parliamentary approval the functions and members of the Scottish Tax Tribunals will transfer to the Scottish Tribunals on 1 April 2017, at which point the current Scottish Tax Tribunals will be abolished. 

The Board invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, Tax Chamber commencing on 1 April 2017. The post is located in George House, 126 George St, Edinburgh. 

Selection is made solely on merit. The Board encourages and welcomes applications from the widest possible range of eligible individuals. The Board would particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. 

Further information including eligibility criteria can be obtained from the  Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland website or from the Board’s Secretariat, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HD, Telephone 0131 528 5101, mailbox@jabs.gsi.gov.uk. 

An online application should be completed and submitted no later than midday on Monday 21st November 2016.  On present plans, the interviews will take place on Tuesday 7th  February 2017 at the Board’s offices in Edinburgh.