Before beginning an application, you should have read the application guidance, ‘Becoming a Magistrate in England and Wales – Candidate Information’ and you may find it helpful to have it available as you are completing the application.
Magistrates will be selected and appointed solely on merit.
Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the eligibility criteria for appointment and who believes they have the necessary qualities. Applications are particularly welcome from members of groups currently under-represented amongst the magistracy. That includes members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people from non-managerial or professional occupations, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties.
Completion of the diversity monitoring form is mandatory. This information will not be considered as part of the application which is assessed solely on merit.
If you have any questions, please contact the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click “Start Now” to confirm that you have read the guidance and to start your application form.