For the law to be respected, it must be representative of the communities it covers. We are therefore anxious to look to as broad and diverse a pool of talent as we possibly can to find our Commissioners of the future.  We therefore want to offer a longer-term opportunity to those from under-represented groups so as to encourage applications from those who might not normally consider applying to be a Commissioner.

This scheme is aimed at those from under-represented groups at the Commission, which at present, includes:

  • Women
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME).
  • Socially or economically disadvantaged.
  • Those who consider themselves to have a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010


The Scheme will give candidates an opportunity to experience the role, helping them to decide whether they wish to take their interest further – whether now or in the future. If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you.


Further information

Find out more about the role of the Commissioner here.

See a summary of the Law Commission and the work done here.

See an example of the sort of work a Commissioner does with “A week in the life”.

Find out more about the work shadowing scheme here.

Apply to undertake work shadowing by completing the work shadowing application form and sending it to