Bailiff , Judiciary (Ref: 44043)

Department: Judiciary

Publish Date: 2021-03-11 00:00:00

Job Title: Bailiff

Salary (Monthly): $28780

Salary (Hourly): $N/A

Salary (Daily): $N/A

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have -

(a) (i) Level 2 or equivalent (Note 1) or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE)(Note 2), or equivalent; or

(ii) Level 2 (Note 3) / Grade E or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)(Note 2), or equivalent;

(b) five years’ work experience in one or more of the following fields –

(i) legal;
(ii) judicial;
(iii) inventory taking; and
(iv) valuation of property;


(c) met the language proficiency requirements of Level 3 (Note 3) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE or HKCEE, or equivalent.

(Remarks: All qualifications required should be obtained on or before the application deadline. Qualifications obtained after the application deadline will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about eight to ten weeks from the closing date for application. This period may be longer in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received or when there are other complications. As invitations will be sent to candidates by email, candidates should provide an accurate email address in their applications. Candidates are responsible for checking their emails to ensure that invitation will be duly received. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.)


A Bailiff is mainly deployed on –

(a) arrest of judgment debtors and absconding debtors and enforcement of Committal Warrants;

(b) execution of various kinds of Orders, Writs and Warrants, including Writ of Fieri Facias, Distress Warrants for rent, Magistrates Warrants by seizure of property, preparation of inventories and valuation of property and duties in connection with the sale thereof;

(c) undertaking evictions with a view to obtaining vacant possession of premises and land;

(d) execution of warrants of arrest against ships;

(e) attending courts / chambers / tribunals to give evidence; and

(f) service of foreign legal process and service of court process on ships.

(Note: Bailiff may be required to work irregular hours.)

Terms of Appointment:

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

General Notes:

(1) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.

(2) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.

(3) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service, and will become civil servants on appointment.

(4) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.

(5) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.

(6) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.

(7) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the Judiciary may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the selection interview.

(8) It is Government policy to place people with disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at under “Administration of the Civil Service –Appointments”.

(9) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications.

(10) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.

How to apply:

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Candidates must state in detail in the application forms their full academic qualifications and work experience, including the exact start and end dates of their period(s) of employment. They should also provide a detailed account of their relevant work experience in a prescribed Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which can be downloaded from the Judiciary’s website (Hong Kong Judiciary - Recruitment Advertisement). Completed application forms, together with (i) the prescribed SIF; (ii) ALL copies of official certificates and transcripts of academic qualifications; and (iii) ALL copies of proof of work experience specifying period(s) of employment, should reach the following contact address by post or by hand on or before 25 March 2021 (Thursday) at 6:00pm. Please note that declarations in any form are not accepted. Please specify “Application for the Post of Bailiff” on the envelope.

On-line applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Candidates who apply on-line should submit the prescribed SIF and copies of the supporting documents by post or by hand to the following contact address on or before 1 April 2021 (Thursday) at 6:00pm. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and on every page of the prescribed SIF and copies of the supporting documents.

If the application form, prescribed SIF and/or supporting documents are sent by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been paid before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of mail items. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to the Judiciary and will be returned to the sender (if a return address is provided) or disposed of in accordance with the established procedures of the Hongkong Post. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of the application form, prescribed SIF and/or copies of supporting documents. If the application form, prescribed SIF and / or copies of supporting documents are delivered by hand, an acknowledgement of receipt will immediately be issued by the Judiciary.

Applications which are late, incomplete, not duly signed, submitted by fax or email, without the prescribed SIF or required supporting documents, or not made in the prescribed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] will NOT be considered.

Enquiry Address:

Support Staff Sub-section, Corporate Services Division, the Judiciary, 3/F, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2867 2076 / 2867 2073

Application Start Date: 2021-03-11 00:00:00

Application End Date: 2021-03-25 18:00:00