Recruitment

The Council is composed of judicial, legal and lay members. See the law.

Judicial and legal members are appointed by the Lord Justice General following consultation (see the legislation). Individuals wishing to register their interest in judicial or legal membership in the future, should contact the Council Secretariat.  

Lay members are appointed by the Scottish Ministers following consultation. Individuals wishing to register their interest in lay membership should contact the Scottish Government Criminal Justice Division.

The position of Council chair is filled by the Lord Justice Clerk (LJC) by virtue of the office. The LJC is nominated by the First Minister taking account of recommendations made by a selection panel

The prosecutor member is nominated by the Lord Advocate and appointed by the Lord Justice General.

Please note deadline for Solicitor and Justice of the Peace positions on Scottish Sentencing Council has now past.

Vacancies will appear here