We have an opportunity for a confident and self-motivated solicitor to join the SSDT as Clerk to the Tribunal and Company Secretary to SSDT Administration Limited. This is a permanent full-time position. The successful candidate will work within a small team comprising an office manager and a depute clerk to assist the Tribunal to meet its objectives.

The Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal deals with serious disciplinary issues in the solicitors’ profession in Scotland.  The Tribunal is an important part of solicitors’ regulation.  It helps protect the public and maintain the reputation of the profession by upholding its standards.  The Tribunal is independent of the Law Society of Scotland. It is assisted in its administration by a private company limited by guarantee, SSDT Administration Limited.  The company employs a Clerk and administrative staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Legal Assessor to the Tribunal
  • Company Secretary to SSDT Administration Limited
  • Administration of Tribunal and oversight of the Tribunal Office

Key Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Experienced Scottish Solicitor with a current practising certificate
  • Excellent communicator
  • Excellent drafting skills

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary commensurate with experience in the region of £50,000 to £60,000
  • 35 hour flexible working week
  • Hybrid working environment (minimum 1 day in the Cupar office per week and requirement to attend in-person tribunals, training and other meetings as arranged)
  • Annual Leave entitlement - 25 days annual leave and 9 public holidays rising to 30 days annual leave and 9 public holidays after 5 years’ service.
  • Sick Leave – 12 weeks full pay in any 12-month rolling period after two years’ service
  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Continuing professional development training

More Information

The job description & person specification is available on the Tribunal’s website -

To apply

Please fill out the Application Form which is available on the Tribunal’s website. Guidance notes are contained within the application form. -

No CVs or agencies please.

This vacancy will close at 12 noon on 31 May 2024.
Interviews will take place in-person in Cupar on 21 June 2024.


To find out more or arrange an informal discussion with the current Clerk, email the Tribunal Office at