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.

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The salary for a clerk of court working for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is based on the Civil Service Executive Officer (EO) scale. Currently (2022-2023) this is £25,931 rising to £31,972 with experience/promotion.


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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.



The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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

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