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Working for us

Working for us

Working for the Supreme Court and Judicial Court of the Privy Council (JCPC) is an extremely rewarding experience. You will join a small supportive team, playing a significant part in the upholding of law in the UK and around the world.

We are a non-ministerial government department and therefore the majority of our roles are civil servants. Although we are a small team, we have a wide range of professions from education and IT to those legally trained.

We value staff that can be adaptable to differing priorities and show a positive and willing attitude to support the Court and the Justices.

For an insight into the work of the Court and our staff, please watch the video.

Current roles

When we have vacant positions to be filled by external recruitment we advertise them on this page, in the national press and on the Civil Service Website.

Temporary Head Judicial Assistant

This is a rare opportunity for a qualified lawyer to lead the team of Judicial Assistants to the Justices of the Supreme Court and to act as a Judicial Assistant to one of the Justices.

The Head Judicial Assistant has a unique insight into judicial decision-making at the highest level and works closely with the Court's Justices, Chief Executive and Registrar. This is a pivotal role for the Court, which requires a combination of excellent legal ability and strong organisational and leadership skills.

Further Information and Apply

Civil Service Jobs link

The closing date for applications is 12:00 pm on Monday 29 April 2024.

Working in law

There are many sources that offer guidance on careers in law:

England and Wales

His Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

Bar Council

The Law Society

In Scotland

Scottish Courts

Faculty of Advocates

In Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service

Bar Council of Northern Ireland