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.
This is a great opportunity to contribute to justice in Scotland. There are currently 17 vacancies as follows:
Lothian and Borders
Edinburgh Sheriff Court
One of these posts requires a PI specialist. The other two will require work in all aspects of the role including solemn crime and ordinary civil.
Livingston Sheriff Court
Grampian, Highlands and Islands
Wick & Tain Sheriff Courts
South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway
Base court TBA with Sheriff Principal
Tayside, Central and Fife
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court
Both of these posts require candidates with extensive civil and commercial experience.
Perth Sheriff Court
Glasgow and Strathkelvin
Glasgow Sheriff Court
Greenock Sheriff Court
Oban and Cambelltown Sheriff Court
This post is divided between Oban and Campbelltown.
6 (1 per sheriffdom)
It is expected that successful applicants will take up post in September 2023.
During the current appointment round it is expected that further vacancies may arise and the board may be asked to make further recommendations as a result.
The Office of Sheriff Information Pack, provided by the Judicial Office for Scotland, provides applicants with information about the role. A Sheriff is paid £147,338 per annum.
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 can be found within the Guidance Note. Please ensure that you read this guidance not in full before you commence your application.