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

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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 begins at £19,320 a year. An administrative officer earns from £22,000 a year.


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Getting On

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


Courtesy of SCTS


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Tel: 0131 248 1817
Website (2):
Twitter: @SCTScourtstribs

The SCTS also has a LinkedIn profile page -

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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