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 Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland? 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role. 

Job Role
Fiscal Officer – Band B

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full time

Location: Edinburgh and Lothians – Other suitable locations may also be filled from this recruitment campaign.

Starting Salary: Starting salary would be £20,763 with the maximum salary on this scale being £22,217 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff. Although all vacancies are full-time alternate working patterns may be considered for successful candidates where these can be accommodated.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date: 18th June 2021 at 5pm  

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Job Description

This is an exciting entry level opportunity for someone looking to be in an interesting and fast paced role. You may be starting out in your career or already have an administrative background and looking for a change, but you should have an interest in the Criminal Justice Sector.

You will be expected to work as part of a team to provide a first class service to your colleagues and service users such as, victims & witnesses and defence agents.   

Whilst the role may vary from office to office, main duties will cover a range of administrative support and will generally include the administration of cases including:

  • Dealing with general enquiries relating to cases
  • Uploading and maintaining case information on internal IT systems
  • Assisting Legal staff in the administration and preparation of cases for court
  • Ensuring all witnesses are notified of their requirement to attend court
  • Ensuring the courts and defence agents have all relevant material prior to court hearings

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria:

  • The minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5’s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Strong word processing skills
  • Strong organisational skills

Desirable Criteria:

  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection. 

Application Information 

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website:  https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 18th June 2021 at 5pm

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Band B Fiscal Officer Edinburgh and Lothians Application form

Band B Fiscal Officer Edinburgh and Lothians Application pack

 Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland?

 This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role.

Job Role

 Procurator Fiscal Depute

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service 

Contract terms: Permanent appointment, Full Time.

Starting Salary: Starting fulltime salary will be £41,384 rising to £53,012 in annual increments subject to satisfactory performance and future COPFS awards

Benefits:We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.  

Location: Posts will be available for roles across Scotland – Locations in which posts may arise will include:

North Strathclyde, South Strathclyde, Tayside Central and Fife, Lothians and Borders, Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Candidates to specify in application form what location preferences they would like to be considered for.

Please note that there will be a separate advert for Procurator Fiscal Depute posts in Dumfries and Galloway. If you are interested in posts in these locations, please apply for this seperately.

ABOUT COPFS 

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Job Description  

As a Procurator Fiscal Depute you will play a key role in the criminal justice system. You will take decisions on criminal proceedings, conduct courts and work closely with the police and other criminal justice partners to improve the efficient delivery of justice for local communities.

This is demanding role, acting in the public interest as one of the Lord Advocate’s local representatives, requiring common sense, good judgement and decision making, flexibility, legal and advocacy skills and a sound knowledge of the criminal law system in Scotland. Whilst you may be asked to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the main essence of the role is to mark cases, prepare and present cases effectively in court and deal sensitively and appropriately with victims and witnesses.

You must be passionate about serving the public interest at all times; confident in making complex decisions, based on independent assessment of all the available evidence; and enthusiastic about public service and meeting the needs of victims and witnesses.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

  • Candidates must be a solicitor or advocate qualified to practice in Scotland and hold a valid unrestricted practicing certificate.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application packs are available to download from our website https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 18th June 2021 at 5pm

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Procurator Fiscal Depute National Application Form

Procurator Fiscal Depute National Application Pack

 Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland? 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role. 

Job Role 

Procurator Fiscal Depute

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service 

Contract terms: Permanent appointment, Full Time.

Starting Salary: Starting fulltime salary will be £41,384 rising to £53,012 in annual increments subject to satisfactory performance and future COPFS awards

Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

  ABOUT COPFS 

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Job Description

 As a Procurator Fiscal Depute you will play a key role in the criminal justice system. You will take decisions on criminal proceedings, conduct courts and work closely with the police and other criminal justice partners to improve the efficient delivery of justice for local communities.

This is demanding role, acting in the public interest as one of the Lord Advocate’s local representatives, requiring common sense, good judgement and decision making, flexibility, legal and advocacy skills and a sound knowledge of the criminal law system in Scotland.Whilst you may be asked to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the main essence of the role is to mark cases, prepare and present cases effectively in court and deal sensitively and appropriately with victims and witnesses.

You must be passionate about serving the public interest at all times; confident in making complex decisions, based on independent assessment of all the available evidence; and enthusiastic about public service and meeting the needs of victims and witnesses.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

  • Candidates must be a solicitor or advocate qualified to practice in Scotland and hold a valid unrestricted practicing certificate.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application packs are available to download from our website https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 18th June 2021 at 5pm

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Procurator Fiscal Depute Dumfries and Galloway Application Form

Procurator Fiscal Depute Dumfries and Galloway Application pack

 Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland? 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role. 

Job Role
Fiscal Officer – Band B

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full time

Location: Glasgow – Other suitable locations may also be filled from this recruitment campaign.

Starting Salary: Starting salary would be £20,763 with the maximum salary on this scale being £22,217 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

Although all vacancies are full-time alternate working patterns may be considered for successful candidates where these can be accommodated.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date: 18th June 2021 at 5pm  

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Job Description

This is an exciting entry level opportunity for someone looking to be in an interesting and fast paced role. You may be starting out in your career or already have an administrative background and looking for a change, but you should have an interest in the Criminal Justice Sector.

You will be expected to work as part of a team to provide a first class service to your colleagues and service users such as, victims & witnesses and defence agents.   

Whilst the role may vary from office to office, main duties will cover a range of administrative support and will generally include the administration of cases including:

  • Dealing with general enquiries relating to cases
  • Uploading and maintaining case information on internal IT systems
  • Assisting Legal staff in the administration and preparation of cases for court
  • Ensuring all witnesses are notified of their requirement to attend court
  • Ensuring the courts and defence agents have all relevant material prior to court hearings

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria:

  • The minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5’s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Strong word processing skills
  • Strong organisational skills

Desirable Criteria:

  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection. 

Application Information 

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website:  https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 18th June 2021 at 5pm

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Band B Fiscal Officer Glasgow Application Form

Band B Fiscal Officer Glasgow Application Pack

Administrative Manager SMN0621      

 Profession

Administrative Manager roles within COPFS functions.This exercise may also be used to fill vacancies at a lower grade where appropriate.

Location

Vacancies that arise across Scotland will be filled by result of this campaign

Contract terms

The majority of roles will be full time, permanent. Part time/job share will also be considered.Temporary vacancies may also be filled.

Salary

Starting salary would be £25,409 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,039 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date

18th June 2021 at 5pm

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

About the Role

We have a number of exciting administrative manager level opportunities available across different functions of COPFS and in offices across Scotland. Most of these roles fall under the title of Section Manager however this exercise may be used to fill vacancies which the below core tasks may be attributed to. Within these roles you will play an essential part in facilitating quality and delivery of COPFS services by supporting colleagues across various grades and managing a team of administrators.

Core Tasks

  • Managing people – conduct appraisal meetings quarterly. Manage attendance, relationships and wellbeing. Uphold the principles of recognising and valuing the diversity of all people and championing equality. Monitor flexible working patterns and ensure use of leave and other allowances.
  • Managing workflow – plan and distribute work ensuring it can be progressed and target dates can be met.
  • Managing quality – systematically monitor and address any issues with standards of work, recognising quality and sharing good practice across the business area. Ensure data handled is stored securely and maintained to the highest standards.
  • Managing improvements – understand, review and adapt changes in processes to gain efficiency and service improvements which benefit the team and other service users.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Essential Criteria Required

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland.
  • Application of People Management skills
  • Experience of business processes or systems
  • Knowledge of project management or risk management
  • Knowledge of quality monitoring and process improvement skills

  Contact Us

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additional Information

Application packs are available to download from our website https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Selection will be competency based.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video. 

Please note that COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

Band C Administrative Manager Application Form

Band C Administrative Manager Application Pack

High Court Noter HCN0621       

 Profession

High Court Noter

Location

Vacancies that arise across Scotland will be filled by result of this campaign.

Contract terms

Full time, permanent

SalaryStarting salary would be £25,409 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,039 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date

18th June 2021 at 5pm

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

About the Role

The High Court Noter role is to support and assist Advocate Deputes within the High Court in the preparation before, during and after a High Court Trial, noting evidence, checking all required evidence is present and liaising with witnesses and relatives during the course of the Trial to enable the Advocate Depute to progress the Trial efficiently and effectively.Noters will build positive, professional, supportive relationships with witnesses, colleagues and stakeholders. In this court facing role you will also take responsibility to deal with challenges in a responsive and constructive way and communicate clearly with enthusiasm, supporting principles of fairness and commitment to diversity.

Core Tasks

  • Competently use computer packages appropriate to your role.
  • Take notes during the Trial for the Advocate Depute to include key points and facts heard during the Trial. Constantly monitor the accuracy and quality of your work.
  • Check productions, photos, Section 67’s, witness statements and witness availability before the Trial and update the Advocate Depute before commencement of the Trial. Liaise with the sitting manager daily or throughout the day regarding any new or updated information such as witness problems, situations arising at court, vulnerable witness arrangements, security issues or other competent business and ensure the Advocate Depute is regularly appraised of the current updates.
  • Provide administrative support to the Advocate Depute and sitting manager such as precognition of witnesses, editing transcripts, photocopying, distributing daily updates and operating court room equipment. Deal with after court work, return papers appropriately minuted, update PFO’s and colleagues, update sitting lists and any other tasks appropriate to the role.
  • Communicate competently and proficiently using phone, letter, text, email and face to face. Communicate unambiguously with the Advocate Depute to allow an accurate transfer of information. Converse with victims and witnesses, managing their expectations and being sensitive, informative and supportive, recognising and supporting any diverse needs.
  • Build positive communication links with clerks, colleagues and court officials to maintain ongoing support and information sharing.
  • Look for continuous improvements which deliver service or process benefits and discuss these with my manager. Play an active role in the implementation of changes which will enhance or improve work processes.
  • Proactively reflect on my skills and knowledge as part of the performance appraisal report system. Discuss any gaps with my line manager and consider appropriate learning interventions for both my skills gap and my future development. Play an active part in giving advice, support coaching and training to my colleagues to enhance their knowledge, skills and development.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Essential Criteria Required

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland.
  • Application of time management skills
  • Experience of business processes or systems
  • A range of communication skills and customer service experience
  • Knowledge of quality monitoring and process improvement skills

  Contact Us

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additional InformationApplication packs are available to download from our website https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Selection will be competency based.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video. 

Please note that COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

Band C High Court Noter Application Form

Band C High Court Noter Application Pack

Procurement Business Partner

Profession

Administration

 

Location

Glasgow or Edinburgh. This role will be both remote working and attending the office. Travel to both offices is expected.

 

Contract terms

Permanent

 

Salary

Starting salary would be £38,609 with the maximum salary on this scale being £45,693 Pay Award Pending – likely to increase.

 

Benefits

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

 

Closing Date 

Friday 18th June 2020 at 5pm

 

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

 

About the Role

 

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will be required to support the Estates Department to secure the goods, services and works that they require whilst also delivering savings and value for money from effective contract relets and proactive contract management; while also ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, guidance and control, with responsibility for all Estates’ procurements for COPFS. Estates are a large procurer of goods, services and works within COPFS and utilise sources including frameworks and individual contracts. The team has a focus on key commodity areas such as: hard and soft FM, furniture, works (mainly refurbishment), but also involves flexible working across wider Estates commodity areas. There will be an expectation that you will attend Shared Services Board meetings.

 

Procurement Duties

  • You will be responsible for leading the end to end procurement process in accordance with COPFS policies and processes, best practice, EU regulations and through effective stakeholder engagement, initial conception and market / options assessment; and will develop procurement strategies for goods / services / works.
  • You will also be responsible for ensuring that from the initial conception, a detailed specification is developed in collaboration with the technical team, advertising the contract; responding to requests for clarification; facilitating and completing the evaluation process; and producing the contract documentation including Contract Award Recommendation Report; award and debrief letters; etc. with contracts awarded to achieve Value for Money and savings for COPFS.

 

Contract Management Duties

  • You will be responsible for ensuring that all Estates related contracts are being proactively managed (proportionately) in accordance with the COPFS Contract Management Framework, throughout the delivery of contracts ensuring compliance with the statement of requirement, terms and conditions, procurement policy and best practice.
  • You will support draft briefings for Crown Agent; coordinate and prepare responses to correspondence and FOIs on procurements and contracts.

 

Essential Criteria Required

  • Estates procurement knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of the full end-to-end strategic procurement process, including strategy development, tendering, supplier and contract management and negotiation with clear knowledge of public procurement and EU procurement legislation
  • Knowledge and experience of using NEC and / or JCT forms of contract
  • Demonstrable experience in the delivery of complex procurement projects and programmes
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering value for money. This may be assessed by an additional task prior to interview
  • Competencies mentioned in the applicant pack also form part of the essential criteria.

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Extensive Estates knowledge and experience
  • An understanding of the challenges and complexities of procurement in the Scottish Public Sector

 

Conditions of Post

Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply is desirable. If you are not currently a member, you will be required to become MCIPS qualified within the first two years of appointment.

 

Contact Us

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Additional Information

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Selection will be competency based. 

Candidates may also be required to demonstrate additional skills in and additional task prior to interview.

 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected.

Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video. 

 

Please note that COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

Band E Procurement Business Partner Application Form

Band E Procurement Business Partner Application Pack

HR Advisors

HR Advisor (2 roles) permanent

 

Role 1 Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager

 

Role 2 Employee Relations Manager.

 

A reserve list will be taken for anticipated permanent and shorter-term roles across the wider HR function 

 

Location: Edinburgh (we are currently working from home, longer term there will be some flexibility however attendance in our Edinburgh office will be required). 

 

Salary: Starting salary would be £30,500 with the maximum salary on this scale being £34,150, expected to rise in line with a pending COPFS pay award.

 

Benefits

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

 

Closing Date

20 June 2021 at midnight

 

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of death with require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

 

About the Roles

Do you enjoy working in a people focused environment, providing guidance and support?   If so you are just the person we are looking for to join our Human Resources Team.   At COPFS our people are at the heart of everything we do, we want them to be the best they can be to reach their potential.   We are committed to enabling our leaders across COPFS to find ways to engage and motivate employees to deliver their maximum performance and potential.  This includes being dedicated to promoting equality and valuing diversity, supporting everyone to be a part of the team whatever their background and whoever they are.

 

We currently have two vacancies to support COPFS’s aims to be an exemplar employer, one within our Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Team and one within our Advice and Guidance Team.  These are exciting and rewarding opportunities to support the people in our organisation in delivering a first class service to the people of Scotland  We anticipate further vacancies both permanent and shorter term during the next 12 months therefore will hold a reserve list covering the wider HR roles at this level. 

 

General Core Tasks

  • Managing people – conduct appraisal meetings quarterly. Manage attendance, relationships and wellbeing. Uphold the principles of recognising and valuing the diversity of all people and championing equality Monitor flexible working patterns and ensure use of leave and other allowances. Supporting managers by providing expert HR advice on a range of complex employee issues including attendance management, performance, conduct and grievances
  • Managing workflow – plan and distribute work ensuring it can be progressed and target dates can be met. Report key HR stats to various internal and external stakeholders. Assist and lead on HR projects where appropriate/activities.
  • Managing quality – systematically monitor and address any issues with standards of work, recognising quality and sharing good practice across the business area. Ensure data handled is stored securely and maintained to the highest standards.
  • Managing improvements – understand, review and adapt changes in processes to gain efficiency and service improvements which benefit the team and other service users. Draft new and update existing polices flowing from research ensuring consistent application

Please refer to the application pack to see the fuller range of duties, competencies and essential criteria required for these roles

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Additional Information

Application packs are available to download from our website https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

 

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

 

Selection will be competency based.

 Near miss

Candidates who are judged to be a near miss at interview may be considered for other positions in COPFS which may be at a lower grade, but have a potential skills match.

We are an equal opportunities employer 

 Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

Please note that COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

 

 HR Advisor Application Pack

HR Advisor Application Form

Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland? 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role.

Job Role

Fiscal Officer – Band B

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms

Permanent, Full time

Location

Aberdeen

Starting Salary

Starting salary would be £20,763 with the maximum salary on this scale being £22,217 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff. Although all vacancies are full-time alternate working patterns may be considered for successful candidates where these can be accommodated.

Benefits

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date

25th June 2021 at 5pm

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Job Description

This is an exciting entry level opportunity for someone looking to be in an interesting and fast paced role. You may be starting out in your career or already have an administrative background and looking for a change, but you should have an interest in the Criminal Justice Sector.You will be expected to work as part of a team to provide a first class service to your colleagues and service users such as, victims & witnesses and defence agents.    Whilst the role may vary from office to office, main duties will cover a range of administrative support and will generally include the administration of cases including:

  • Dealing with general enquiries relating to cases
  • Uploading and maintaining case information on internal IT systems
  • Assisting Legal staff in the administration and preparation of cases for court
  • Ensuring all witnesses are notified of their requirement to attend court
  • Ensuring the courts and defence agents have all relevant material prior to court hearings

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria:

  • The minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5’s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Strong word processing skills
  • Strong organisational skills
Desirable Criteria:
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection. 

Application Information

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website:  https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 25th June 2021 at 5pm

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Pack

Application Form

Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland?

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role. 

 

Job Role

Fiscal Officer – Band B

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

 

Contract terms: Permanent, Full time

Location: Airdrie, Hamilton, Stranraer, Dumfries and Lanark– Other suitable locations may also be filled from this recruitment campaign.

Starting Salary: Starting salary would be £20,763 with the maximum salary on this scale being £22,217 subject to future COPFS pay awards. All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff. Although all vacancies are full-time alternate working patterns may be considered for successful candidates where these can be accommodated.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

 

Closing Date: 25th June 2021 at 5pm

 

About COPFS

 

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

 

Job Description

This is an exciting entry level opportunity for someone looking to be in an interesting and fast paced role.

You may be starting out in your career or already have an administrative background and looking for a change, but you should have an interest in the Criminal Justice Sector.

You will be expected to work as part of a team to provide a first class service to your colleagues and service users such as, victims & witnesses and defence agents.   Whilst the role may vary from office to office, main duties will cover a range of administrative support and will generally include the administration of cases including:

  •  Dealing with general enquiries relating to cases
  • Uploading and maintaining case information on internal IT systems
  • Assisting Legal staff in the administration and preparation of cases for court
  • Ensuring all witnesses are notified of their requirement to attend court
  • Ensuring the courts and defence agents have all relevant material prior to court hearings

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

 

Essential Criteria:

  •  The minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5’s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Strong word processing skills
  • Strong organisational skills

Desirable Criteria:

 An understanding of the work of COPFS

  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

 

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection. 

 

Application Information 

 

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website: https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

 

Completed application forms must be submitted by 25th June 2021 at 5pm

 

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

 

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

 

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

 

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

 

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

 

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Band B Fiscal Officer SSDG Application Pack

Band B Fiscal Officer SSDG Application Form

 

Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland?

 This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role. 

Job Role

Fiscal Officer – Band B 

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full time

Location: Paisley, Ayr, Dumbarton, Greenock, Oban, Campbelltown, Dunoon and Kilmarnock– Other suitable locations may also be filled from this recruitment campaign.

Starting Salary: Starting salary would be £20,763 with the maximum salary on this scale being £22,217 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff. Although all vacancies are full-time alternate working patterns may be considered for successful candidates where these can be accommodated.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours (around core time).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.
  • Employees Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date: 25th June 2021 at 5pm  

About COPFS

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all crime in Scotland; the investigation of deaths which require further explanation; and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Job Description

This is an exciting entry level opportunity for someone looking to be in an interesting and fast paced role. You may be starting out in your career or already have an administrative background and looking for a change, but you should have an interest in the Criminal Justice Sector.You will be expected to work as part of a team to provide a first class service to your colleagues and service users such as, victims & witnesses and defence agents.    Whilst the role may vary from office to office, main duties will cover a range of administrative support and will generally include the administration of cases including:

  • Dealing with general enquiries relating to cases
  • Uploading and maintaining case information on internal IT systems
  • Assisting Legal staff in the administration and preparation of cases for court
  • Ensuring all witnesses are notified of their requirement to attend court
  • Ensuring the courts and defence agents have all relevant material prior to court hearings

Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria:

  • The minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5’s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Strong word processing skills
  • Strong organisational skills
Desirable Criteria:
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection. 

Application Information 

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website:  https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 25th June 2021 at 5pm

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews and any other discussions in the process must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this way of working, COPFS asks all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to participate in the virtual interview and discussions as well as access to a personal device of choice by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Please ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

If you have any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Band B Fiscal Officer North Strathclyde Application Form

Band B Fiscal Officer North Strathclyde Application Pack

 

If you would like to be the first to hear about opportunities to work with COPFS please complete the Speculative CV Questionnaire document and submit this by email with your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This will let us know which of the below types of role you would like to hear from us about.

  • Legal
  • Administration
  • Marketing/ Communication
  • IT
  • Finance
  • HR

In line with our data retention policy we will hold your information and CV if submitted for up to 6 months unless we contact you sooner regarding a relevant opportunity that you may be interested in. You are welcome to register your interest again after being contacted or following the 6 month period.

Candidates Guidance and information on Competency Based Selection can be found on the Application Process tab at the top of this page.