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.

Non-Executive Director

We are currently recruiting a new Non-Executive Director to start in July 2019 and looking for candidates with current and established experience of the development of IT systems and processes as well as relevant experience gained at senior management or board level.

For further information please go to the website of the Public Appointments Board.

Closing date: Friday 29 March 2019.

Judicial Assistants to the Justices

Fixed term appointments from 9 September 2019 to 31 July 2020

Applications are invited for new Judicial Assistants to assist the Justices of the Supreme Court (who also sit on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council) by carrying out research in connection with appeals and summarising applications for permission to appeal.

Candidates must be qualified in one of the UK jurisdictions as solicitors, barristers or advocates at the time of applying. In addition they must also have completed, or be about to complete, a training contract or pupillage by the start of the appointment in September.

For further details on the application process please visit:

Closing date: Wednesday 20 March 2019

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.