Current Vacancies

The Office of Sheriff Principal

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the office of Sheriff Principal commencing in May 2022.  There are two vacancies, one in the Sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders based at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and one in the Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde based at Paisley Sheriff Court. 

This is a great opportunity to contribute to justice in Scotland.

During the current appointment round further vacancies may arise and the board may be asked to make further recommendations as a result.

The Office of Sheriff Principal role profile, provided by the Judicial Office for Scotland, provides applicants with information about the role.  A Sheriff Principal is paid £154,527 per annum.

JABS encourages diversity and particularly welcomes 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 can be found within the Guidance Note.

Applications must be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday 3 February 2022.


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