Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

The office of Sheriff.

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications for the office of Sheriff in the six Sheriffdoms of Scotland. The Board intends to establish a group of selectable individuals suitable for appointment, from which it can draw, when asked by the Scottish Government, to make any recommendation for appointment to the office of Sheriff in any Sheriffdom during the period between 1st April 2014 and 30th September 2015. Based on information provided by the Judicial Office for Scotland, the Board anticipate that a reasonable number of appointments will be made.

Selection is made solely on merit.  We encourage and welcome applications from the widest possible range of eligible individuals.  The Board would particularly welcome applications from protected groups covered by the Equality Act 2010 such as; women, people with a disability or those from an ethnic minority background.

Applicants must have been legally qualified for at least 10 years.  A person who is legally qualified is either an advocate or a solicitor.  To be eligible for appointment a solicitor must have his or her name on the Roll.

Further information including eligibility criteria can be obtained  from our website, www.judicialappointmentsscotland.org.uk  or, from the Secretary to the Board, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, 38-39 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7SW (DX: ED29, Edinburgh), Telephone 0131 528 5101. 

Applications should be completed online and submitted no later than 5.00 pm on Tuesday 3  December. Interviews will take place between 12 and 25 March 2014.