Flag of Scotland Public Appointments
Main Site Navigation
People in a meeting and Helicopter rescue
Main Content Area Man holding a card advert - current positions


This appointment is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Remuneration:£217 per day 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:05 May 2017 at midday 


The Scottish Ministers invite applications for a Judicial Complaints Reviewer.

The Judicial Complaints Reviewer is independent of both the Judical Office for Scotland and the Scottish Government.

Role:  The role of the Judicial Complaints Reviewer is to review the handling of  complaints against members of the judiciary, either at the instance of the complainer or the judicial office holder who has been the subject of a complaint, and to determine whether the investigation has been carried out in accordance with the Complaints About the Judiciary (Scotland) Rules 2017 or the Complaints About the Scottish Tribunals Rules 2016.

The appointed Judicial Complaints Reviewer will receive a Direction from Scottish Ministers in terms of Section 2(2)(e)(i) of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 and Schedule 8, paragraph 9(2)(c) of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014, requiring the publication of reports on an annual basis.

Eligibility:  Applicants should not be disqualified from appointment in terms of Section 30(5) of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008. A satisfactory Basic Disclosure Certificate is also required from the successful applicant.

Appointment:  The successful candidate will be appointed by Scottish Ministers with the consent of the Lord President of the Court of Session.

Remuneration: Currently £217 per day.  Travel and subsistence costs and reasonable expenses directly related to the work of the Judicial Complaints Reviewer will be reimbursed.

Term of Appointment: 3 years.

Time commitment: Demand led but flexible.  Expected to be around 3 to 4 days per month. The workload may increase as Tribunals are transferred to the Scottish Tribunals by virtue of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014. 

Location based at: Edinburgh

Closing date for application: Noon on Friday 5 May 2017.


Application Information

Please see downloadable Application pack and Application form below

Completed applications should be e-mailed to:


Or return by post to:

Pauline Miller

Civil Law and Legal System


St Andrews House

Regent Road



Tel: 0131 244 0357


Additional Information

  1. Person Specification