The Independent Assessor is a public appointment made by the Minister of Justice in accordance with legislation [SR 2001 No. 140]. The Regulations which govern this appointment require that the Independent Assessor shall have held judicial office within any part of the United Kingdom. Candidates must also meet the following essential criteria: Making Effective Decisions, Effective Communication, Managing a Quality Service and Contextual Awareness. The appointment will commence on 1 May 2021 and will be for a 4-year term.