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.

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.

Senior Systems Administrator

This role supports the running of the system, as directed by the ICT Manager, and the Head of IT and Building Services. This includes the management, maintenance, enhancement and security of the existing in-house Information Technology infrastructure and making sure that the system's future development maintains it as a fit for purpose system, ensures value for money (vfm) and that it continues to meet existing and emerging business needs.

The role requires an individual with extensive technical knowledge. It is also expected that the post holder will not only maintain this level of technical knowledge and keep up to date with relevant IT developments but will also be able to gain a thorough understanding of new and emerging technology, systems and software.

For further details on the role and the full job description, visit the Civil Service Jobs website.

Applications are via CV and separate Supporting Statement (no longer than 1,500 words) to be sent to: itbsrecruitment@supremecourt.uk. Please ensure your supporting statement covers why you wish to apply for this post and the relevance of your experience/education addressing the Success Profile behaviours. Please note that if either the CV or Statement are not provided as part of your application, the panel will only consider the information submitted.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 21st May 2021


Work experience and marshalling

The sensitivity and nature of our work means we cannot offer work experience or the opportunity to marshal a Justice. As a student, you can visit the court to sit in on cases and look round our educational exhibition.

Working in law

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

England and Wales

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

Bar Council

In Scotland

Scottish Courts

Faculty of Advocates

In Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service

Bar Council of Northern Ireland