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Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is the public authority in Scotland responsible for deciding whether to prosecute people who have committed a criminal offence, and for conducting criminal prosecutions. It also has the responsibility for the investigation of all sudden, suspicious and unexplained deaths.

COPFS employs around 1650 staff. About 400 of these staff are lawyers, but in support of the process of bringing cases to court, we employ people in a wide range of other posts. Every year we deal with more than 290,000 reports on offences committed, supplied by the police and many other reporting agencies.

Our policy is to provide equality of opportunity in relation to employment, career development and promotion to all, where eligible, on the basis of ability, qualifications and suitability for the work.

Recruitment Policy Statement

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from people from ethnic minority communities, women and people with disabilities.

Our policy is to provide equality of opportunity in relation to employment, career development and promotion to all, where eligible, on the basis of ability, qualifications and suitability for the work.

Being part of the Civil Service selection is on the grounds of fair and open competition and irrespective of applicants' sex (including those intending to undergo, are undergoing, or have undergone gender reassignment treatment), marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or religion/belief.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service was awarded the " Two Ticks" Disability Symbol on 18 July 2008. The symbol is given by Jobcentre Plus to employers who are committed to the fair employment, retention, training and career development of disabled people. It shows disabled applicants that we welcome their application and will assess them on their abilities.

Investors in People ensures that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is committed to developing staff and providing access to a range of learning opportunities.

Civil Service Recruitment Principles ensures that the recruitment process of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service meets their requirements.

Benefits of working at COPFS

There is a range of benefits available to staff, including: 

  • Performance related pay
  • Strong development and training policies - we are an Investor in People
  • Interest free travel season ticket loans
  • Active equal opportunities policy
  • Opportunity to join the Staff Disability Advisory Group
  • Opportunity to join Proud in COPFS - our LGBT staff network group
  • Generous annual leave and public and privilege holiday package
  • Flexible working hours scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff Welfare
  • Generous Pension Package - You will have the option to choose between:

Alpha - an occupational defined benefit pension scheme

Partnership pension account - a personal pension, on the Stakeholder pension model, with an employer contribution based on member age. On top of this the employer will match member contributions £ for £ up to 3% of pay.

 

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Current Vacancies 

Senior Communications Officer
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full-time 37 hours per week (Flexible Working Hours)
25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays per annum

Salary: The starting salary for the post is £27,912 rising incrementally to £30,942. The role also attracts a recruitment and retention allowance of £3,000 in the first year rising to £5,000 per annum thereafter.

Location: Edinburgh, Crown Office

Closing date:
Friday, 02 June 2017 at 5pm


For more information and to apply, please see the following:

docExternal Advert - Senior Communications Officer
doc1. Senior Communications Officer Full Advert
doc2. Senior Communications Officer Notes for Applicants
docxExternal Application Form General V1.3 Feb17
docxEXTERNAL APPLICATION FORM GUIDANCE - V1.1 January 2016
docCandidates Guide to Competency Based Selection - May 17
docCompetency Framework - April 2014

 

Technical Lead
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full-time
25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays + Flexitime

Salary:
£34,858 - £42,004 (+ £4000 IT allowance). Starting salary within this pay range may be negotiable.

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: Friday, 02 June 2017 at 5pm

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in leading and driving a team of around 8 software developers delivering innovative digital application solutions to meet the strategic needs of COPFS and to continuously improve the delivery of services to Scotland’s justice sector. As the driving force behind COPFS in-house applications development team, you will work on web based applications to support case management and corporate applications within COPFS. These systems support our 1,700 staff to process over 300,000 reports (290,000 criminal reports and 10,000 death reports) every year and manage a national database over 7TB in size. The main technologies in the team’s current portfolio include Java, Tomcat Wildfly, Spring Suite, Oracle RDBMs, Angular and Java Prime Faces. COPFS digital strategy will see this team taking on more responsibility to replace and transform existing legacy case management systems (mostly written in VB6) into a modular service oriented architecture, introducing new frameworks such as React, React Native, Electron and Node.js with of the goal of rationalising corporate business processes, accelerating enterprise mobility and modernising COPFS innovative case management systems.


For more information and to apply, see the following: 

docTechnical Lead - external advert May 2017
docTechnical Lead - Note for External Applicants