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The Education Awards Tribunal 26 April 2007

The Appointments Commission* is seeking applications from individuals for membership of the Education (Awards) Tribunal. Appointments will take effect from 1st June 2007.

• What is the Education (Awards) Tribunal?

The Education (Awards) Tribunal ("the Tribunal") is appointed under Regulation 15 of the Education (Student Awards) Regulations 2007 as amended by Regulation 2(2) of The Education (Student Awards) (Amendment) Regulations 2007. The Tribunal consists of a Chairman, who must be legally qualified (i.e. a barrister, advocate or solicitor of not less than 7 years standing), a Deputy Chairman (who must be likewise legally qualified) and a panel of not less than 3 and not more than 5 other members appointed in accordance with the Tribunals Act 2006.

• What does the Education (Awards) Tribunal do?

The principal function of the Tribunal is to hear appeals against decisions of the Department of Education with regard to supporting students going to university (both by way of tuition fees and means-tested maintenance awards) under the Education (Student Awards Regulations 2007).

• Who are the Appointments Commission looking for?

The Commission is looking for at least two advocates – one to be appointed as Chairman and one as Deputy Chairman, together with a number of lay members.

With the exception of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, need any formal qualifications. However, the Appointments be looking for people who have a knowledge and Further and Higher education system either as a user take an active part in the work of the Tribunal.

• How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying you should write to the Secretary of the Appointments Commission at the address indicated below enclosing your current curriculum vitae and the names of two persons who may be contacted for a reference. Applications should reach the Secretary by 14th May 2007. Late applications may be accepted by the Appointments Commission only at its discretion.

An information pack and further information about the role and the duties of the Education (Awards) Tribunal are available from the Secretary of the Appointments Commission, Chief Secretary's Office, Government Office, Bucks Road, DOUGLAS. (Tel : 686266 Email :


*The Appointments Commission has been established by the Council of Ministers under the auspices of the Tribunals Act 2006 as an independent body. Its principal function is to make appointments to various Appeals Tribunals and other bodies covered by the statutory provisions of the Tribunals Legislation.

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