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Work Permit Appeal Tribunal 2 August 2007

The Appointments Commission* is seeking applications from individuals to be appointed Chairperson of the Work Permit Appeal Tribunal. Applicants must be legally qualified (i.e. a barrister, advocate or solicitor of not less than 7 years standing).

• What is the Work Permit Appeal Tribunal?

The Work Permit Appeal Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is appointed under section 5 of the Control of Employment Act 1975. The Tribunal consists of a Chairperson, who must be legally qualified (i.e. a barrister, advocate or solicitor of not less than 7 years standing), and 2 panels of lay members.

• What does the Work Permit Appeal Tribunal do?

The principal function of the Tribunal is to hear appeals against decisions of the Department of Trade and Industry with regard to the grant of work permits under the Control of Employment Act 1975 and the refusal or revocation of licences under the Employment Agencies Act 1975.

The proceedings of the Tribunal are currently conducted by Regulations in section 10 to the Control of Employment Act 1975. New procedural Rules will be made later this year under section 8 of the Tribunals Act 2006. The Tribunal is administered by the Tribunals Centralised Administration in the General Registry.

• Who are the Appointments Commission looking for?

The Commission is looking for an advocate to be appointed as Chairperson of the Tribunal. The Appointments Commission will be looking for people who have a knowledge and understanding of employment matters from both the employers’ and employees’ standpoints who will take an active part in the work of the Tribunal.

• How do I apply?

An information pack and further information about the role and the duties of the Tribunal are available from the Secretary of the Appointments Commission, c/o Government Office, Bucks Road, DOUGLAS. (Tel : 686266 Email : appointments.commission@gov.im)

If you are interested in applying you should contact the Secretary of the Appointments Commission to request an application form. Completed application forms should reach the Secretary by 24th August 2007. Late applications may be accepted by the Appointments Commission only at its discretion.

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*The Appointments Commission has been established by the Council of Ministers under the auspices of the Tribunals Act 2006 and is 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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