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
Information/Customer Services Officer
Please note that we have received an extremely high response to this recruitment campaign which closed on Friday 15 February. We do not anticipate being in a position to contact applicants with any updates until w/c 11 March. We kindly ask that applicants refrain from contacting us for news of their application in the meantime.
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:
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.
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.