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Clerk of Court

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Clerks of court make sure that hearings in the Scottish courts run smoothly.

They prepare the courtroom beforehand, making sure that all the materials are ready. They meet the participants – the accused, lawyers, witnesses and jurors – and see that they are in the right place at the right time and know what they are supposed to do.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The salary for a clerk of court working for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is currently £21,145 to £26,367 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2657
1.1 %
RISE
2023
2687
  United Kingdom
2018
31055
1.7 %
RISE
2023
31586

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

You could become a court support manager, supervising a team of officers.

More Information

In English and Welsh courts the name of this job is court usher.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Tel: 0131 444 3300
E-mail: enquiries@scotcourts.gov.uk
Website: http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk
Twitter: @SCTScourtstribs

Skills for Justice
Tel: 0117 922 1155
Website: http://www.sfjuk.com/
Twitter: @Skills_Justice
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforjustice

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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