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Legally Qualified Chair and Legal Assessor


Legally Qualified Chair and Legal Assessor

Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, Manchester

Turn your legal expertise to some of the most important questions in UK professional medical regulation.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) is the adjudication service for doctors in the UK. Our tribunals make independent decisions about doctors' fitness to practise. We are part of the General Medical Council (GMC), but operationally separate from its role in investigating cases.

As a legally qualified individual, you will join us in fulfilling two important roles; Firstly as a Legally Qualified Chair (LQC) of Tribunals, and secondly undertaking the work of a Legal Assessor to Tribunals where this is required.

Individuals will demonstrate integrity, leadership and strong analytical skills, while reaching -or guiding tribunals to make- impartial and unbiased decisions affecting the lives of doctors. Individuals will be required to advise tribunal members on points of law and guidance, and when carrying out the role of LQC would be responsible for the chairing of proceedings.

The time commitment is a minimum of 35 days each calendar year and a daily fee of £500 is payable, plus reasonable expenses.

We particularly welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds, including BME, women, and people with disabilities.

To discover more, visit our website and click on the ‘Working for the MPTS’ quick link.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midnight on Friday 27 January 2017

Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
Tribunal Development
Employment status
Fixed Term
Closing date
27 January 2017 at midnight. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date
20 March - 4 May 2017
Job reference
GMC staff