The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is a non-Ministerial Government Department staffed by Civil Servants. 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.
Judicial Assistants to the Justices
Annual fixed term appointments: September to July
In January 2017 applications will be invited for up to seven temporary posts, assisting the Justices of the Supreme Court (who also sit in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council) by carrying out research in connection with appeals and summarising applications for permission to appeal.
You must be a solicitor, barrister or advocate qualified in one of the UK jurisdictions, having completed a training contract or pupillage by the start of the appointment. You will normally be intending to pursue a career in advocacy or have returned to university to carry out postgraduate research with a view to returning to a career in advocacy. You must demonstrate a high intellectual and analytical ability, incisiveness and the ability to work well under pressure. Excellent IT and written skills are also essential.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is an equal opportunities employer.
Please note that while this opportunity is now closed, separately the Court of Appeal is currently inviting applications for its own Judicial Assistant scheme for opportunities based at the Royal Courts of Justice. For further information please contact email@example.com. Please note that this opportunity is not linked to the Supreme Court's Judicial Assistant Campaign and the Supreme Court is not involved in the recruitment process for this scheme.
Student work experience
Please note that we do not have the staff resources to support students wishing to spend time here on work experience, and the nature of our work makes it difficult for us to permit non-staff to have access to our office systems. To be fair to everyone, we can therefore not assist with any such requests. Some alternative work experience suggestions for those interested in a career in law can be found in our FAQs section.