Tribunal Clerk

We’re ICAS – a global professional membership organisation and business network for Chartered Accountants. We’re an educator, regulator, examiner, and a professional awarding body.

What’s the role?

ICAS is committed to ensuring that our Discipline & Appeal Tribunal processes work in a manner which is fair, efficient, and accessible to all parties, with decisions made by objective and independent individuals. Upholding the highest professional and ethical standards will promote public confidence in ICAS, its members, and the wider accountancy profession.

To help us achieve this, we appoint a Tribunal Clerk to be responsible for the administrative arrangements for Discipline and Appeal Tribunals under ICAS’ Regulations, and to provide general support to the Tribunal process.

With the current role-holder completing their term of appointment, ICAS is looking to appoint a new Tribunal Clerk.

Who do we need?

We are looking for an individual with experience of clerking in either courts or tribunals. Experience of working with professional bodies is desirable but not essential.
You should be a confident and clear communicator with proven ability to explain matters clearly both written and verbally.

Attention to detail is a key requirement of the role, with the Tribunal Clerk ensuring that processes run in accordance with detailed Regulations, within specified timescales.
Given the independence of the role, an ability to self-manage, a questioning mindset and attention to detail to see improvements will be key to make the role a success.
The role offers a great opportunity to take ownership and add value to ICAS’ delivery of robust, effective, and independent Tribunal functions, operating in the public interest.

Key accountabilities

In general terms, the Clerk works in accordance with the requirements of the Regulations, as well as the aims and principles set out in ICAS’ Commitment to Fair Tribunal Processes. They will assist individual Discipline and Appeal Tribunals, usually on instruction of the Tribunal Chair.

The Clerk is required as and when there is a matter to be determined by a Tribunal under the Regulations. As it is not possible to anticipate the volume or frequency of such matters, it is important that the Clerk understands the variable time commitment and is flexible in terms of their availability.

ICAS has produced a guidance document to explain the requirements of the role. Should you wish to have a copy of this please contact

Further information on the likely time commitment can be provided on request.

Terms and conditions

The Clerk is appointed by ICAS on the basis of a contract for services which is agreed and signed by the parties. The agreement emphasises that it is not a contract of employment. The Clerk is appointed by ICAS for a three-year term, with the possibility of further terms being agreed by the parties.

The role is remunerated in accordance with rates agreed by ICAS and the Clerk.

This is an exciting time to join ICAS, so if you are looking for a new challenge, in a small but influential organisation where you can play a big part, this could be the job for you.
ICAS places equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of all that we do. With our partner organisations, we are committed to building a diverse membership and workforce that is beneficial for all, and that enables our communities to learn, grow and advance together.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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