Vacancy notice: Office of Sheriff Principal

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland invites applications from suitably qualified individuals interested in appointment to three vacancies in the office of Sheriff Principal that will arise in the Sheriffdoms of North Strathclyde from September 2014, South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway before January 2015, and Tayside Central and Fife from May 2015.

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Selection is made solely on merit.  The Board encourages and welcomes 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 and 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/her name on the Roll.

The application form and further information, including eligibility criteria, can be obtained from, or by contacting 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 emailed to and should be with the Board no later than 5.00 pm on Monday 3rd March 2014.  Interviews will be held between Thursday 1st May and Friday 9th May 2014.

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