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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. 

Fiscal Officer 

Profession

Admin

Locations 

Dundee, Falkirk and Kirkcaldy

Posts may arise in other offices across Tayside, Central and Fife which will be filled from this recruitment campaign

.Contract Terms

Permanent, Full Time

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

Salary

Starting salary would be £20,864 with the maximum salary on this scale being £23,032 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

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

17th September 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

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. 

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 B Fiscal Officer Tayside Central & Fife Application Pack

Band B Fiscal Officer Tayside Central & Fife Application Form

VIA Officer/Sitting Manager      

 Profession

Admin

Location

Dundee and Inverness

Contract terms

Permanent, Full time

Salary

Starting salary would be £31,266 with the maximum salary on this scale being £35,813 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

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

17th September 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

These posts are working within the High Court Team.  The cases in the High court are the most serious cases that are dealt with in Scotland including murder and serious sexual offending.

Victim Information and Advice Officer

As a Victim Information and Advice Officer you will play a pivotal role within Scotland’s sole prosecution service. You will advise Victims, Witnesses and Bereaved next of kin in criminal proceedings calling in the High Court about the progress of cases, signposting them to support services and attend meetings with them. You will work closely with lawyers, police and other criminal justice partners to improve the efficient delivery of justice for local communities.

This is demanding role, requiring strong communication skills and personal resilience. Whilst there may be an opportunity to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the main function of the role is to support and guide Victims, Witnesses and Bereaved next of kin through the criminal process sensitively and appropriately.You will be responsible for both office-based duties including drafting legal notices and applications for Court within defined timescales and the supporting of bereaved relatives, victims and witnesses face to face at Court.

Victim Information and Advice Officer and Sitting Manager (Dual Role)

As a Victim Information and Advice Officer in a dual role you will have a reduced caseload to that of the VIA Officer singular role.You will play a pivotal role within Scotland’s sole prosecution service. You will advise Victims, Witnesses and Bereaved next of kin in criminal proceedings calling in the High Court about the progress of cases, signposting them to support services and attend meetings with them. You will work closely with lawyers, police and other criminal justice partners to improve the efficient delivery of justice for local communities.

This is demanding role, requiring strong communication skills and personal resilience. Whilst there may be an opportunity to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the function of this position is to provide support and guidance to Victims, Witnesses and Bereaved next of kin at the Court while ensuring the smooth running of the High Court through the Sitting Manager role.You will be required to work closely with Advocates Depute, Justiciary, Police and other agencies to orchestrate the calling and progress of cases.  You will be responsible for the communication of court outcomes to COPFS colleagues, liaise with witnesses to manage attendance, precognose witnesses as required, draft legal notices and applications for Court within defined timescales and support bereaved relatives, victims and witnesses face to face at Court,
You must be passionate about serving the public interest at all times; confident in taking decisions and be committed to meeting the diverse needs of victims and witnesses.

Essential Criteria Required

  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills with demonstrable experience of communicating with vulnerable individuals
  • Be an effective, strong team player with personal resilience to work with sensitive cases in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and sound judgement in reaching decisions
  • Good knowledge of IT software packages
Desirable Criteria 
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal justice system in Scotland
  • Experience of working with bereaved families, victims and witnesses.

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 D VIA Officer & VIA Sitting Manager Application Pack

Band D VIA Officer and VIA Sitting Manager 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. 

Procurator Fiscal Depute  

Profession

Legal

Location

Aberdeen and Inverness

Contract terms

Permanent, Full-time

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.

Closing Date

Friday 17th September 2021

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 Team

Local Court Grampian, Highland & Islands is responsible for the preparation and prosecution of summary and Sheriff and Jury level business across all Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Courts in the Sheriffdom.

The Aberdeen summary team is led by a Principal Procurator Fiscal Depute, who manages a team of legal staff responsible for courts in Aberdeen, Peterhead and Banff.

The Inverness summary team is led by a Principal Procurator Fiscal Depute, who manages a team of legal staff primarily responsible for courts in Inverness, Elgin, Tain, Fort William and Portree but also occasionally required to attend other courts in Highland and the Islands.

About the Role 

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 there will be opportunities 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.You will be placed in Aberdeen or Inverness initially, however, you may be relocated to another office within the mobility rules for career development and for absence cover. 

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties  

Successful candidates will initially take up posts in the Aberdeen and Inverness summary teams, but there will be opportunities to work in other parts of the Grampian, Highland and Islands team in due course.  Generally, these posts are characterised by similar skill requirements and job weights as below:Non-Court Legal Duties

  • Marking of criminal reports
  • Summary Court preparation
  • Solemn Court preparation
  • Drafting charges and legal documents
  • Dealing with appeals
  • Dealing with warrants
  • Caseload management
  • Consultation with witnesses
  • Preparation of reports to Crown Counsel
Court Related Duties
  • Preparation for and conduct of Summary criminal courts
  • Preparation for and conduct of Solemn criminal courts
  • Dealing with issues relating to victims, witnesses, other relevant parties and obtaining of    evidence
Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role.Essential Criteria Required As well as the competencies within the application pack:

  • Candidates must be a solicitor or advocate qualified to practice in Scotland and hold a valid unrestricted practicing certificate.
  • The applicant must have a full clean driving license.
  • Ability to prioritise between and meet competing demands within deadlines
  • Ability to identify and interpret relevant information and to reach sound conclusions on the basis of that information
  • Ability to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of criminal law
Desirable Criteria

  • Ideally the candidate should have good IT Skills and the ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative.
  • They will also possess a high level of verbal and written communication skills.

Contact Us

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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.

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 GHI Application Pack

Procurator Fiscal Depute GHI Application Form

COPFS is currently looking for exceptional candidates to become Financial Analysts

 Financial Analyst – Proceeds of Crime Unit and Serious and Organised Crime Unit

Profession

Finance

Location

Edinburgh with flexibility subject to business need – travel across Scotland will be required for court purposes

Contract Terms

Permanent, Full time

Salary

Starting salary would be £31,266 with the maximum salary on this scale being £35,813 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

24th September 2021 at 5pm

About the Proceeds of Crime and Serious and Organised Crime Unit 

The Proceeds of Crime Unit (POCU) is a multi-disciplinary operational unit of the Serious Casework Group function.  The aim of the criminal confiscation provisions of the Proceeds of Crime legislation is to allow the court, following upon a conviction, to make a confiscation order requiring an accused to pay a fixed sum of money reflecting the benefit obtained from either particular criminal conduct or, in appropriate cases, from a criminal lifestyle.

The Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was established to ensure that COPFS can respond robustly to the threat posed by serious and organised crime and to reflect the priorities and the strategy set by the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce, which is co-chaired by the Lord Advocate and the Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

About the Role

The post-holder will be responsible for progression of their own case load whilst being flexible to the business needs of POCU and SOCUKey duties:

  • Analysis and review of financial information, together with supporting evidence, submitted by Law Enforcement Agencies in relation to both criminal investigations and Confiscation proceeds arising under Proceeds of Crime legislation
  • Examination of reports and other evidence submitted by defence solicitors and defence accountants.
  • Advising internal and external stakeholders on potential lines for further financial enquiries.
  • Providing advice and support to fellow professionals within the team/Crown Counsel in relation to internally and externally generated data and reports.
  • Attending court, as a witness in a professional capacity.

Training will be provided to support successful candidates.

Essential Criteria Required

As well as the competencies contained within the application pack:

  • Significant experience of financial investigation and/or significant investigative and analytical experience preferably gained in a law enforcement environment
  • Successful candidates will require to be security vetted to SC level
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Sound knowledge of IT software packages
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills with demonstrable experience of communicating at all levels verbally and in writing
  • Be an effective, strong team player and be aware of and recognise the needs and pressures of others
  • Be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with all internal and external stakeholders across the public and private sector
  • Analysis of complex information and drafting clear narratives and conclusions
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, prioritising a diverse workload, showing judgement in reaching decisions and meeting challenging deadlines

Desirable Criteria

  • A knowledge and understanding of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

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.

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 D Financial Analyst Application Form

Band D Financial Analyst Application Pack

Section Manager  

 Profession

Section/Team Management

Location

Glasgow  

Contract terms

Full time, Permanent and Fixed Term contracts

Part time/job share will also be considered.

Salary

Starting salary would be £26,995 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,776 subject to future COPFS pay awards. All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • 11.5 paid public and privilege holidays
  • 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

1st October 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 Section Manager opportunities available across the different functions of COPFS. Most of these roles fall under the title of Section Manager however this exercise may be used to fill various self-performing management roles. Within these roles you will play an essential part in ensuring quality and delivery of COPFS services by supporting colleagues across various grades and managing a team of administrators.

Core Tasks

Your duties will involve working with colleagues to ensure delivery of COPFS services. People management and interpersonal skills will be essential to team processes and stakeholder interests. Typical Section Manager tasks will include:

  • Managing people – conduct appraisal meetings quarterly. Manage attendance, relationships and wellbeing. Uphold the principles of recognising and consistently valuing equality and inclusion and uphold our core values of ‘being professional’ and ‘showing respect’. 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.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Essential Criteria

In addition to the competencies highlighted in the Application Pack applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of ability to manage a team or workload
  • Ability to work with others towards a common goal
  • Experience of working with digital processes or systems
Desirable Criteria
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland.
  • Experience of either creating or implementing changes to business processes and reviewing impact.

  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 Section Manager Glasgow Application Form

Band C Section Manager Glasgow Application Pack

Section Manager  

 Profession

Section/Team Management

Location

Dundee & Perth – other vacancies across the Tayside, Central belt and Fife area may be filled from this exercise. 

 Contract terms

Full time, Permanent and Fixed Term contracts

Part time/job share will also be considered.

Salary

Starting salary would be £26,995 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,776 subject to future COPFS pay awards. All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • 11.5 paid public and privilege holidays
  • 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

1st October 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 Section manager (Executive Officer/Band C) 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 various self-performing management roles. Within these roles you will play an essential part in ensuring quality and delivery of COPFS services by supporting colleagues across various grades and managing a team of administrators.

Core Tasks

Your duties will involve working with colleagues to ensure delivery of COPFS services. People management and interpersonal skills will be essential to team processes and stakeholder interests. Typical Section Manager tasks will include:

  • Managing people – conduct appraisal meetings quarterly. Manage attendance, relationships and wellbeing. Uphold the principles of recognising and consistently valuing equality and inclusion and uphold our core values of ‘being professional’ and ‘showing respect’. 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.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Essential Criteria

In addition to the competencies highlighted in the Application Pack applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of ability to manage a team or workload
  • Ability to work with others towards a common goal
  • Experience of working with digital processes or systems
Desirable Criteria
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland.
  • Experience of either creating or implementing changes to business processes and reviewing impact.

  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 Section Manager TCF Application Form

Band C Section Manager TCF Application Pack

Office Service Manager  

 Profession

Admin

Location

Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Kirkcaldy or Dunfermline

Contract terms

Permanent

Full Time

Salary

Starting salary would be £26,995 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,776 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

1st October 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 post holders will be key members of the Business Support Services Team.Office Services Manager can be based in, Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Kirkcaldy or Dunfermline. The post holder will be responsible for covering all of the above locations remotely and may be required in person where necessary. 

Main duties are as follows:

  • Responsible for ensuring Health and Safety compliance within offices and monitoring Baseline Security.
  • Monitoring any H&S and security issues which arise within their respective offices and ensuring these are resolved within identified timescales
  • Responsible for arranging with contractors any maintenance work which requires to be carried out within the office
  • Authorisation of consolidated invoices - security, utilities etc
  • Assisting in the preparation/ planning for refurbishments of offices or office moves. Participation in local Estates groups.
  • Completion of Quarterly and Annual Health and Safety audits
  • Vehicle Fleet management
  • Authorising all stationery orders for all offices, monitoring orders, costs, P2P.
  • Business Contingency Plans (BCPs), building response
  • Regularly liaising with internal (operational colleagues) and external stakeholders (contractors)
  • Responsible for office Franking Machines
  • Tasks associated with arranging travel and accommodation for self.
  • Undertake any qualifications and or training identified to assist with the OSM role and responsibilities.
Essential Criteria Required
  • Full UK Driving Licence
Desirable Criteria Required
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
Special Conditions
  • Flexible working hours will operate: However, there may be a requirement to travel to offices that the Office Service Manager will have responsibility for (Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline)  and overnight stays may be required where necessary.
  • COPFS travel and subsistence rules will apply to the re-imbursement of expenses incurred in attending locations.

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 Office Service Manager Application Form

Band C Office Service Manager 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: Tayside Central & Fife – Locations may include Dundee, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Forfar, Kirkcaldy, Perth and Stirling

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.

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

Completed application forms must be submitted by 1st October 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.

PFD TCF Application Form

PFD TCF Application Pack

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