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Applications invited for appointment to the Sentence Review Commissioners

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is seeking to recruit new members to the Sentence Review Commissioners for Northern Ireland

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The Sentence Review Commissioners were created by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, as part of the Belfast Agreement. The Sentence Review Commissioners operate independently of Government and are sponsored by the Northern Ireland Office.

The Sentence Review Commissioners’ primary job is the consideration of applications for accelerated release within the terms of the Act. Following the suspension of a licence by the Secretary of State within the terms of the relevant legislation, the Commissioners are also responsible for considering whether to revoke or confirm the licence.

Further information on the role and the terms of appointment can be found on the Cabinet Office’s Public Appointments website.

Application packs can be downloaded directly from the Cabinet Office’s Public Appointments website or alternatively you can request an application pack by emailing SRCappointments@nio.x.gsi.gov.uk

Applications can also be requested by telephoning 028 9076 5497.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 December 2014.

Published 25 November 2014