Depute Clerk of Session and Justiciary

Contract Type
Practice Area
Criminal Court Work
£27,775 pay award pending
Scottish Courts - Depute Clerk of Session and Justiciary

Job Description

Depute Clerk of Session and Justiciary

Location: Supreme Courts, Edinburgh (including travel to High Court locations throughout Scotland)

Contract Type: Permanent (Full Time)

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week (excluding meal breaks)

Number of Posts: 2 plus reserves

Starting salary: £27,775, pay award pending

Depute Clerks are central to the effectiveness and efficiency of Scotland’s highest civil and criminal courts – keeping the official record of proceedings that forms such an important part in organising and managing the Court’s business. With this opportunity, we’re not only offering the chance to play a key role in Scotland’s justice system, but also to develop your skills and make a bright start in your career.

Based in Edinburgh – but working in courts throughout Scotland – you’ll provide comprehensive and authoritative advice on practice and procedure, bringing a collaborative approach to resolving issues and a keen eye for detail. It’s essential that you are a strong communicator at any level, with sound judgement and good organisational skills, together with a flexible and pragmatic approach. It would also be ideal (though not essential) if you had a legal qualification or experience of working in the justice sector, but it’s important you have experience of balancing the needs of a range of stakeholders.

We offer an interesting and supportive work environment, flexible working arrangements; various policies aimed at helping you balance the needs of your work and home life, exclusive offers and discounts, vocational qualification, 25 days holiday entitlement, 11.5 days Public and Privilege holidays and a civil service pension. Opportunities for career progression are also excellent.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, you may apply online at For further information on the post e-mail fi

Closing date: 13 July 2018.

Interviews will be held week commencing 30 July 2018.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is exempt from the protections of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). This permits us to ask applicants details of both spent and unspent convictions, along with details of any formal cautions that you may have. Individuals without existing security clearance will always be considered as all successful applicants will require a standard level Disclosure check completed before employment can commence.