UK Supreme Court

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.

Current recruitment information

Judicial Assistants to the Justices

Fixed term appointments: 9 September 2013 – 31 July 2014

Applications are 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.

Salary will be £35,188 per annum plus an annual leave entitlement of 23.5 days to be taken outside of term time.

Appointments are full-time and candidates must be able to start on Monday 9 September 2013 and finish on Thursday 31 July 2014.

For further details and an application form visit the Hays recruitment website or write to:

Hays Legal
107 Cheapside

Telephone: 020 3465 0141.

Completed application forms must be returned by midnight on Thursday 28 March 2013.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 20th May 2013.

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is an equal opportunities employer.


Judicial Assistants to the Justices (PDF version)


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