Current Vacancies

Part-time Sheriff and Part-time Summary Sheriff

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for a part- time appointment to the office of Part-Time Sheriff and Part-Time Summary Sheriff.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to justice in Scotland and to assist with the court recovery programme. There are currently 30 part-time vacancies (15 Part-Time Sheriff; 15 Part-Time Summary Sheriff). It is expected that successful applicants will take up post on 24 January 2022, with online training commencing in advance of that date.

Potential applicants should note that there are anticipated to be a higher number of sitting days, up to 60 days, within the first year of their appointment and should ensure they are able to commit to 60 days before applying. Thereafter the expectation is that each Part-Time Summary Sheriff and Part-Time Sheriff will sit for a minimum of 20 days annually.

The day rate for a Part-Time Sheriff is £665.56

The day rate for a Part-Time Summary Sheriff is £533.92

* For all posts, successful applicants will need to be flexible as they will be deployed as necessary by the Judicial Office for Scotland. 

 JABS anticipates holding an information event on these roles during the application period. Please email mailbox@jabs.gov.scot if you wish to be included on the invitation list for this information event.

 During the current appointment rounds further vacancies may arise. Applicants will be advised of any further vacancies and asked if they would wish to be considered for these. 

 Following the conclusion of this appointment round, the Board may hold open a list of appointable candidates for six months. If further posts become available during that period, those vacancies may be offered to candidates on this list. Please note that being on the list does not guarantee a recommendation to Scottish Ministers.

 ***For the avoidance of doubt, candidates may only apply for one or other office. It is also not possible for a permanent shrieval appointment and a part-time shrieval appointment to co-exist** 

 We welcome applications from civil and criminal practitioners alike. We encourage diversity and particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the judiciary. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and recommendation for appointment will be made solely on merit.

 Further information as follows:

Part Time Sheriff- Guidance information note and Role profile

Part Time Summary Sheriff- Guidance information note and Role profile

 or from the JABS Business Management Unit (telephone 0131 528 5101, mailbox@jabs.gov.scot)

 Applications must be submitted by noon on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

President of the Local Taxation Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as President of the new Chamber which, subject to regulations, is expected to be called the Local Taxation Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland.

This is an opportunity to contribute to justice in Scotland. The successful applicant will be involved in setting up the new Chamber and recruiting its membership. The Local Taxation Chamber will consist of legal and ordinary members with valuation and surveying experience.  It will consider appeals relating to a number of elements of local taxation including: property valuation, calculation of council tax liabilities and reductions thereof, and local taxation related civil penalty decisions.

Rates

This post is paid on a daily fee basis. Initially the daily fee will be £354.70,  rising to £506.71 once the Chamber begins hearing cases in January 2023.

Start Dates

It is expected that the appointment will start in January 2022 to allow the post holder to be involved in the creation of regulations for the new Chamber and the recruitment of members for the chamber. The Chamber President will personally not be asked to hear cases until the there is a formal  transfer of the appeals functions to the Chamber in January 2023. 

Scottish Tribunals

Applicants should note that the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 added tribunal members to the list of judicial officers who are subject to the retirement provisions contained within the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993. We encourage diversity and particularly welcome applications from persons  currently under-represented in the judiciary.  The principles of fair and open competition will apply and recommendation for appointment will be made solely on merit.

Please note the location is to be confirmed by Judicial Office for Scotland -  Glasgow Tribunals Centre or Bothwell House in Hamilton Business Park

Guidance Note and Role Profile or from the JABS Business Management Unit (telephone 0131 528 5101, mailbox@jabs.gov.scot) 

Applications must be submitted by noon on Wednesday 11 August 2021.

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