Administrative Assistant or Officer - Courts

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Administrative assistants or officers (courts) do clerical and support work for the Justice of the Peace (JP) Courts, Sheriff Courts, the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary. They may also be known as court officers.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary, depending on:

The salary scale for an administrative assistant (court officer) working for Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service ranges from £16,549 to £17,300 a year. An administrative officer earns £17,684 to £20,215 a year.


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Getting In

Modern Apprentices with the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service are advertised on their website and Twitter feed.

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:


Getting On

With experience and further skills, you may be able to move on to other jobs within the Civil Service.


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Tel: 0131 444 3300
Twitter: @SCTScourtstribs

Skills for Justice
Tel: 0117 922 1155
Twitter: @Skills_Justice

Skills for Justice is the Sector Skills Council for the Justice, Community Safety and Legal Services Sectors. The careers section of their website holds information on the careers within these sectors.

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