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.

Head of Communications

Starting salary £51,000 per annum

The Head of Communications is responsible for promoting public understanding of the Court and its decisions, managing a complete range of external relations activity. The post-holder has responsibility for providing a high-quality media relations function and ensuring our digital presence - both on owned and social media channels - remains up-to-date and engaging. The post-holder also has responsibility for overseeing arrangements for the recording and live-streaming the Court's proceedings and making footage available to broadcast media.

The post also carries overall responsibility for the UKSC's front of house reception staff, and its education and outreach work (including the provision of guided tours of the building), and has responsibility for the events held at the Court throughout the year with support from the Events and International Visits Manager. The post-holder also oversees internal channels, including the corporate intranet.

We are looking for someone ideally with a professional communications qualification (CIPR or PRCA), with relevant experience and a good understanding of the UK legal system.


Chris Maile - Head of Human Resources
020 7960 1893

Closing date is midnight Thursday 29 June 2017

Judicial Assistants to the Justices

Annual fixed term appointments: September to July

In January 2018 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.

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.