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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.

Judicial Assistants to the Justices

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom invites applications for Judicial Assistants to support the work of the Justices.

Applications are invited for up to eleven 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.

Contracts are fixed term from Monday 11 September 2023, finishing on Friday 2 August 2024.

Candidates must be qualified in one of the UK jurisdictions as a solicitor, barrister or advocate, and have completed their training contract or pupillage by 1 October 2023. Candidates should demonstrate a high intellectual and analytical ability, incisiveness and work well under pressure.

For further information and to apply please see the information found here.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 30 March 2023.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 22 May 2023 in person at the court.

Work experience and marshalling

The nature of our work means we cannot offer ad hoc work experience placements or the opportunity to marshal a Justice.

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