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Lay and Legal Members

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Remuneration:£252 per day 

Location:Glasgow City  

Closing date:21 January 2019 at midnight 

Would you like to play your part in strengthening public confidence in the ability of the criminal justice system to address miscarriages of justice?

The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) are looking for three new Board Members (two legal and one lay). 

Length of appointment

Initially four years.  Re-appointment for a further term is possible subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.  Re-appointment is not automatic.

Time commitment

The time commitment will vary from month to month but we expect you to be able to spend between three and four days per month on Commission work. This will consist of:

  • One full-day Board meeting and one full-day preparation per month

  • One half-day Committee meeting and one half-day preparation per month

  • Two other one-day meetings per year and two days preparation

You must be able to demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to undertake the necessary preparation for each meeting which may vary according to the volume of cases under review.

The Commission’s meetings usually take place in its offices at Portland House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5AH. 


The appointment currently attracts a daily fee of £252 for members (subject to annual review).  Members, which include the Chair, are entitled to be paid allowances in relation to receipted travelling and subsistence expenses incurred, the rate of which is set in accordance with those payable within the Civil Service.  Additionally, reasonable dependant carer expenses will be reimbursed where you are the carer.


Although there are no disqualifications for these appointments, as they are made by the Queen on recommendation by Scottish Ministers, Her Majesty may remove at any time a person from office as a member of the Commission for the following reasons:

  • that the member has without reasonable excuse failed to discharge their functions as a member for a continuous period of three months beginning not earlier than six months before that time;

  • that the member has been convicted of a criminal offence;

  • that a bankruptcy order has been made against the member, or their estate has been sequestrated, or they has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, their creditors; or

  • that the member is unable or unfit to discharge his functions as a member


Interviews will be held on 27-28 February & 1 March 2019 in Edinburgh (these dates have been set aside but the date of interview will depend on the number of applicants and availability of interviewees on these dates). 

Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role of the SCCRC and its members please either visit their website: http://sccrc.org.uk/

Full details of the skills, knowledge and experience required for these appointments are contained in the Applicant Information Pack.  You can access the pack via the link below.

Closing date for applications is midnight 21 January 2019.

For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898 or fax on 0131 244 3833, by email at public.appointments@gov.scot or by writing to Public Appointments, Scottish Government, 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ


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