Contract Type
Practice Area
Legal and Commercial Advice, Litigation
Hamilton – Currently working to a hybrid model of office and home working
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has a current Solicitor vacancy. Apply now!

Job Description


Sarlary / Grade: £44,557-£53,351 B3

Status: Permanent 

Hours of work: Around 37 hours per week

Location: Hamilton – Currently working to a hybrid model of office and home working


The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is recruiting for a Solicitor to join her team, based in Hamilton.


The PIRC was established in 2013 and is responsible for carrying out independent investigations into incidents involving the police and independently review the way the police handle complaints from the public. Our aim is to secure public confidence in policing in Scotland by supporting continuous improvement and promoting positive change.


As a Solicitor you will assist the Head of Legal Services in the effective delivery of a broad range of legal services to the Commissioner and PIRC Senior Management team, in particular legal work associated with litigation and advice.


The successful candidate should be a qualified solicitor holding a current unrestricted Practising Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland. At least 3 years relevant post qualification experience as a legal practitioner is required.


The PIRC offers excellent career prospects, competitive pension and benefits and operates flexible working arrangements.


The successful candidate must undergo Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 3 and Security Clearance (SC) prior to appointment. Please see here to ensure you are aware of the requirements prior to submitting an application.


The PIRC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workforce, with an emphasis on the PIRC Values of integrity, impartiality and respect. We therefore encourage and would welcome applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who meets all of the selection criteria required for the post and considers themselves to be disabled.


For information on this vacancy please contact the HR team at or call on 07342 080256.


Apply here:



Closing date:  Midnight on Sunday 11th February 2024

Shortlisting will take place thereafter.  Successful applicants will be contacted forinterview in due course.

Applicants who have not been contacted by us within 3 weeks of this closing date should assume they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  We are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Only completed application forms will be considered.  

Curriculum Vitaes are not considered.

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