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About us

The purpose of the Scottish Court Service (SCS) is supporting justice. We fulfil that purpose by providing the people, buildings and services needed to support the judiciary, the courts and the Office of the Public Guardian.

We employ over 1,500 people throughout Scotland from Lerwick in the North to Stranraer in the South. Our staff have the opportunity to take part in a range of development programmes and opportunities for career progression are excellent. 


Steps to completing your application

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Equality and Diversity

We are committed to the principle of appointment on merit and believe a diverse workforce, appointed on merit through a fair and transparent process, greatly enhances effectiveness and performance by better reflecting the aspirations, experiences and needs of the people we serve. The Scottish Court Service promotes and supports efforts to get the best candidates drawn from a strong and diverse field.

To find out more about our Equality and Diversity commitment click here 

Complaints procedure

The Scottish Court Service's recruitment processes, policies, systems and procedures are audited annually by the Civil Service Commission. This audit assesses our compliance with Section10 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 which requires selection for appointment to the Civil Service to be on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

If you wish to raise a complaint you should in the first instance address this with the Scottish Court Service using our complaints procedure.

If you are not satisfied with our response you may bring your complaint to the attention of the Commission. Details of how to bring a complaint to the Civil Service Commission can be found on their website


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  • Create your job profile to make it quick and easy to apply for jobs.
  • Keep track of applications you've made through your 'My applications' section
  • Register for job alerts - Let us do the hard work for you by notifying you every time a job with your selected criteria is advertised.
  • Join our talent bank to note an interest in work experience and temporary work opportunities.
  • New online suitability test - To make our jobs accessible to everyone, we have removed our minimum qualification requirement for entry level jobs and replaced this with an online assessment. It's not easy so are you up for the challenge?!

NOTE: You can de-register and remove your details at any time

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 Contact us
We welcome any feedback or questions you have about our recruitment, to get in touch email us at

We are available Monday - Thursday (9:00 - 17:00) and Friday (9:00 - 16:30). In line with our Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) you will receive a response within 3 working days. Should your query be complex in nature you will receive an acknowledgment within 3 working days and a formal response within 10 working days.