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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.

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.

Media and Communications Manager

The Supreme Court is the UK’s highest court of appeal. It hears appeals on arguable points of law of general public importance, concentrating on cases of the greatest significance. The UKSC is the final court of appeal for all United Kingdom civil cases, and criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland and (in certain cases) Scotland. The decisions made have a direct impact on shaping the law of the land.

The Media and Communications Manager will support the Head of Communications carry out the full range of communications services for justices and officials of the UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC).

The Communications Team is responsible for raising and managing the profile of the Supreme Court, explaining and promoting its work, and maintaining its reputation.

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

Closing date for applications is 30 May 2022

Registrar

The UK Supreme Court came into existence in October 2009 when it assumed the responsibilities of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords or Law Lords as they were known. It is headed by a Chief Executive.

The Registrar exercises the judicial and administrative functions under the Rules and Practice Directions for the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC). The main purpose of the role as the Registrar is to lead on the active management of all internal processes relating to appeals, costs and judgments for the UKSC and JCPC. This is a pivotal role for the Court, supporting and reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and includes leading and managing the Registry, costs and judgment teams.

We are looking for an experienced lawyer with excellent leadership and relationship management skills, a proven track record of managing a team to deliver excellence, who would relish the opportunity to work for a prestigious and high profile organisation.

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

Applications are via CV and supporting statement up to a maximum of 1000 words to be sent to Recruitment@supremecourt.uk by midnight on Tuesday 14 June 2022.


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

The Law Society

In Scotland

Scottish Courts

Faculty of Advocates

In Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service

Bar Council of Northern Ireland