Part-time Sheriffs/Summary Sheriffs



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 an exciting opportunity to contribute to justice in Scotland and to assist with the court recovery programme. 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.

For further information please see the JABS website here.

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.

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