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Exciting careers within the Information Services Division (ISD)

What we do

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s sole prosecution service.  We work with Police Scotland, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service, Defence Agents, and other agencies to keep Scotland safe.

As digital investment continues to grow, COPFS’ Information Services Division (ISD) continues on the organisations digital transformation journey.

We provide wide ranging digital innovation and transformation activities to over 2000 COPFS users located in offices throughout Scotland and to external customers and stakeholders.

Our department employs around 70 permanent team members plus additional contractor staff based in our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

We are involved in a number of innovative projects that span many technologies including cloud application development, collaboration tools and infrastructure, citizen services, the application of Artificial Intelligence and cognitive services to name a few.

ISD also supports critical services for COPFS. Headed by the Chief Digital Officer, it is organised in three main groups:

  • Digital Portfolio (incorporating Enterprise Solutions, Application Development and Transformation activities)
  • IT Operations (incorporating strategic digital and technical roadmaps, architecture, IT operational support including the main service desk and service management).
  • Cybersecurity

We work with world class suppliers on next generation interconnected digital systems and services, further developing our cloud infrastructure and services. Information is at the heart of our digital transformation aims.

ISD welcomes applications from candidates who would like to join us on this journey.

Over 30 additional roles are being added to our ISD team covering many disciplines including Infrastructure Engineers, Application Developers, Project Managers, Digital Architects, and other support staff roles.

 

Benefits of working with us

It is an exciting time to join ISD. You will have access to the latest technologies, working on digital projects that help to shape and deliver transformation, changing the way we work and how citizens access our services.   You will also be rewarded with an excellent benefits package including:

  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years)
  • Flexible working hours (around core times)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans for public transport
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Wellbeing support like Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme

 

Current vacancies

Use the drop downs below to view all live vacancies within ISD. Candidates guidance and information on competency based selection be found on the Application process page.

We cannot wait for you to join us at another critical and exciting stage of our digital journey within COPFS.

 Senior Application Developer 

Profession

IT

Location

Location Neutral

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, options for some home/remote working may be possible.  At present all ISD staff are working at home in line with COVID guidance and only attend the office in exceptional circumstances.

Some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow office may be required to attend meetings.

Contract terms

Full Time18 Month Fixed Term Contract with possible extension or permanency

Salary

Starting salary would be £39,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £47,065 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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 

23rd July 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

COPFS ISD Department is embarking on an ambitious programme to implement a range of 'enabling' technologies to support the prosecution and presentation of cases and continue to modernise the justice sector.  We are looking to recruit a Senior Application Developer to support the delivery an ambitious justice wide programme, Digital Evidence Sharing Capability.

COPFS ISD Development team develops and delivers a host of case management system, ranging through a broad range of technologies include .NET, Java, Oracle 11g, iOS and Visual Basic and recently developing Cloud based applications. The successful candidate would have an opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.

You will report to Head of Application Development. You will also work jointly with the Principal Application Developer, Applications Solutions Team and Applications Test team in an agile environment to deliver digital applications.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

As the Senior Applications Developer within ISD’s Enterprise Applications team, you will be a key developer to support delivery of our new Digital Evidence Sharing Capability. This exciting new project will modernise how COPFS shares evidence with the Police, Scottish Courts and other stakeholders. This project will make a real difference to the time taken for cases to come to court, allowing those involved in criminal cases to move on with their lives sooner. You will be working to integrate the suite of case management systems that have been developed by COPFS ISD using a range of technologies, with a modern cloud-based solution.

You will work closely with a team of developers to create innovative, high quality and secure software applications. You will be involved in peer review and testing conformance with acceptance criteria, ensuring timely delivery of digital applications. You will be a key technical point of contact for the Digital Evidence Sharing Capability software projects and will mentor junior developers within the team.  You will provide estimates, system analysis, translate business requirements into technical specifications, draft technical proposals, research and evaluate solution options, provide conceptual, deployment and operational documentation, develop on-boarding guides and input into technical risk assessment and software security compliance assessments. 

You will respond to 3rd line support incidents to ensure smooth operation of critical case management applications within normal business service delivery hours.  

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

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • An experienced developer with demonstrable hands on experience in full stack web development
  • Ability to develop quality applications adhering to industry best practices
  • Demonstrate ability to solve novel problems and evaluate new technologies / solutions
  • Experience working within an agile software development environment
  • Comfortable communicating with a range of stakeholders such as internal IT teams, users and suppliers
  • Experience working with a range of software development tools such as: .NET Core/Framework, Java/Spring, Oracle PL/SQL
  • Ability to Build/Maintain CI/CD Pipelines

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 submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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 Senior Application Developer Application Pack

Band E Senior Application Developer Personal Information Form

Scrum Master/Technical Lead  
Profession

IT

Location

Location NeutralDue to the current COVID-19 pandemic, options for some home/remote working may be possible.  At present all ISD staff are working at home in line with COVID guidance and only attend the office in exceptional circumstances.Some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices may be required to attend meetings.

Contract terms

Full Time18 Month Fixed Term Contract with possible extension or permanency.

Salary

Starting salary would be £39,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £47,065 subject to future COPFS pay awards. The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

23rd July 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

COPFS ISD Department is embarking on an ambitious programme to implement a range of 'enabling' technologies to support the prosecution and presentation of cases and continue to modernise the justice sector.  We are looking to recruit a Scrum Master to support the delivery an ambitious justice wide programme, Digital Evidence Sharing Capability.   You will be valued for your contribution in terms of creating a culture of accountability, motivating the technical team and being an advocate for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness of delivery, enabling business functions to meet critical deadlines.You will work in harmony with the organisational goals, relevant legislation and ISD strategies.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Manage all aspects of technical delivery, ensuring outputs across the functional team are co-ordinated, managed and delivered.
  • Responsible for owning and enforcing the Agile practices and values process within the team to plan, manage and deliver solutions, ensuring adherence to process.
  • Responsible for the facilitation of the daily scrum, sprint planning and sprint demonstration to improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Work collaboratively in a cross-functional and self-organising team where you will be responsible for identifying the appropriate resource requirements for project delivery.
  • Ensure the effective use of the collaborative process removing impediments for the scrum team.
  • Guide the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation and the Agile process, filling in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner and Team, to ensure a healthy product backlog ensuring the team understands the projects goals and scope.
  • Promote getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the workload.
  • Manage conflict resolution, decision making and facilitate discussion.
  • Build a safe environment for the team to raise problems without fear of blame, retribution or being judged, with an emphasis on problem solving.
  • Work with team members to develop their skills, making sure all team members have clear goals, receive regular feedback and have timely and constructive appraisals.
  • Guide the teams by providing employees with feedback, and then support them to ensure the growth and improvement of the individual and team.
  • Ensure that sprints are up-to-date and the scrum tools are functional and remove impediments
  • Encourage the scrum team to plan retrospectives, noting areas that require improvement and preparing actions for the next step.
  • Undertake analysis and documentation of business requirements in order to produce functional specifications and other dependent technical documentation.
  • Where required, undertake a lead role on relevant Agile projects and initiatives, including creation/maintenance of relevant project / activity plans.
  • Operate proactively within an environment of closely managed projects providing regular task updates and supporting project management processes.
  • Provide relevant Agile process / technical advice, guidance and mentoring to other team members, as required.
  • Will be responsible for assessing and self-managing risk within all aspects of the role.

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

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in an ICT related subject or evidence of relevant experience.
  • Experience in Scrum Master, Agile Lead or similar role in an IT environment
  • Experience of managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology
  • Demonstrable experience of communicating to all levels of the business, end users, developers & senior managers
  • Demonstrable experience in building a learning-culture and knowledge-sharing environment, building cross-functional teams and removing single points of failure
  • Demonstrable understanding of scope, schedule and planning; understanding of time management, resource cost management.
  • Project management skills.
  • Knowledge of various well-documented Agile techniques, such as burndown reporting, retrospective, output formats, or equivalent.
Desirable Criteria
  • Certified Scrum Master and/or SAFe-certified
  • Experience of team development and facilitation for better creativity and continuous improvement in team efficiency.
  • Experience of working within complex, matrixed multi-location teams
  • Experience of transforming from waterfall to more adaptable and dynamic working
  • Proven experience influencing behaviour cross-team and cross-discipline without having formal organisational hierarchy
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches e.g. SAFe, Kanban, XP
  • Conceptual understanding of software development processes and technologies

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 submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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.

Application Pack

Personal Information Form

 Technical Architect

 Profession

IT

Location

Glasgow, Legal House

Home/remote working may be possible with some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices required to attend meetings.

Contract terms

2 x Permanent, Full time

Salary

Starting salary would be £39,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £47,065 subject to future COPFS pay awards.The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

30th July 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The ISD Digital Architecture team is responsible for the architectural strategy, principles, designs and configurations in use across COPFS. Working with colleagues across the Digital Portfolio and Operations to identify, evaluate and recommend technical solutions to meet both current project requirements and broader strategic aims. The teamwork with project teams and IT Services to conduct architectural reviews to ensure services are built to agreed designs prior to Service Transition and are responsible for maintaining ISD’s technical risk register, following service lifecycle principles to identify and initiate service renewal and replacement. Close collaboration with all other aspects of ISD and business areas within COPFS

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Manage COPFS technical systems through full lifecycle including design, implementation, operation and replacement.
  • Produce High and Low Level designs according to agreed requirements, architectural standards and compliance obligations ensuring each reusable building block is suitably isolated and identified.
  • Lead, support and assist technical implementation teams to deliver quality solutions to specification and in line with project timelines.
  • Maintain ISD technical risk register with planned replacement timelines for COPFS technology stack and associated dependencies, initiating ISD governance for replacement solutions ahead of required dates.
  • Review, revise and agree third party solution designs according to COPFS architectural principles and tactical and strategic aims.
  • Contribute to COPFS architectural repository by updating and implementing standard systems design templates and reusable components.
  • Conduct architectural reviews of peer designs, liaise with operational teams to review business success of solutions delivered and assist continuous improvement process

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

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Broad technical knowledge and experience of delivering and maintaining solutions across the range of IT services including full Microsoft server/client stack, VMWare, Palo Alto, F5, Cisco and Linux.
  • Cloud experience/knowledge from one or more vendors including Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience of architecture frameworks e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SOA

Desirable Criteria

  • Certification in relevant architecture frameworks e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SOA
  • Experience in an IT architecture role delivering enterprise level services
  • Certification in Cloud architecture

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 submit a CV and a fully completed

Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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 Technical Architect Application Pack

Band E Technical Architect - CV Personal Information form

Technical Architect

 Profession

IT

Location

Location Neutral

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, options for some home/remote working may be possible. At present all ISD staff are working at home in line with COVID guidance and only attend the office in exceptional circumstances.

Some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow office may be required to attend meetings.

Contract terms

Full Time6 Month Fixed Term Contract with possible extension

Salary

Starting salary would be £39,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £47,065 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

30th July 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

COPFS ISD Department is embarking on an ambitious programme to implement a range of 'enabling' technologies to support the prosecution and presentation of cases and continue to modernise the justice sector.  We are looking to recruit a Technical Architect to support the delivery an ambitious justice wide programme, Digital Evidence Sharing Capability.

You will be valued for your contribution in terms of creating a culture of accountability, motivating the technical team and being an advocate for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness of delivery, enabling business functions to meet critical deadlines. You will work in harmony with the organisational goals, relevant legislation and ISD strategies.

As a successful Technical Architect, you will have a proven track record in delivering Enterprise IT solutions to specification, budget and timelines. You will have experience in creating and contributing to technical designs which meet project requirements and adhere to technical standards and architectural principles. You will be experienced in guiding the team in delivery of solutions and addressing any challenges to ensure project success. It is crucial that you can demonstrate effective communication to all levels of the business, end users, developers & senior managers. You will be keen to act as an ambassador for continuous improvement and be tenacious in your pursuit of better ways of working. The post holder will remove impediments, resolve conflicts, control design and technical processes and manage meetings to deliver successful deliverables.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Manage COPFS technical systems through full lifecycle including design, implementation, operation and replacement
  • Manage all aspects of technical delivery, ensuring outputs across the functional team are co-ordinated, managed and delivered
  • Review, revise and agree third party solution designs according to COPFS architectural principles and tactical and strategic aims
  • Produce High and Low Level designs according to agreed requirements, architectural standards and compliance obligations ensuring each reusable building block is suitably isolated and identified
  • Responsible for applying and enforcing the COPFS architectural practices and values within the team to plan, manage and deliver solutions, ensuring adherence to process.
  • Lead, support and assist technical implementation teams to deliver quality solutions to specification and in line with project timelines
  • Work with colleagues in other justice agencies to deliver a sector wide solution.
  • Work collaboratively in a cross-functional and self-organising team
  • Speak on behalf of technical teams and facilitate relationships with direct and indirect stakeholders communicating technical concepts in relatable language
  • Translate analysis and documentation of business requirements in order to produce functional specifications and other dependent technical documentation
  • Operate proactively within an environment of closely managed projects providing regular task updates and supporting project management processes
  • Provide relevant technical advice, guidance and mentoring to other team members, as required
  • Will be responsible for assessing and self-managing appropriate risk within all aspects of the role, escalating where these cannot be resolved
  • Contribute to COPFS architectural repository by updating and implementing standard systems design templates and reusable components
  • Conduct architectural reviews of peer designs, liaise with operational teams to review business success of solutions delivered and assist continuous improvement process

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

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in an ICT related subject or evidence of relevant experience
  • Demonstrable experience in a technical architecture or similar role in the design and delivery of enterprise IT services.
  • Experience of design and delivery of solution in a secure environment compliant with PSN Code of Conduct, NCSC guidance and CIS standards.
  • Broad technical knowledge and experience of delivering and maintaining solutions across the range of IT services including full Microsoft server/client stack, VMWare, Palo Alto, F5, Cisco and Linux.
  • Demonstrable experience of defining and applying architectural principles or standards when designing or developing IT services.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of architecture practice and frameworks e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SOA
  • Demonstrable experience of communicating to all levels of the business, end users, developers & senior managers
  • Demonstrable experience in building a learning-culture and knowledge-sharing environment, building cross-functional teams and removing single points of failure
  • Demonstrable understanding of scope, schedule and planning; understanding of time management, resource management cost management. Possesses good project management skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Certification in relevant architecture frameworks e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SOA
  • Experience in an IT architecture role delivering enterprise level services
  • Certification in Cloud architecture
  • Experience of team development and facilitation for better creativity and continuous improvement in team efficiency.
  • Experience of working within complex, matrixed multi-location teams
  • Proven experience influencing behaviour cross-team and cross-discipline without having formal organisational hierarchy
  • Conceptual understanding of solution development processes and technologies

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 submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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 Technical Architect FT Application Pack

Band E Technical Architect FT - CV Personal Information

IT Test Manager

Profession

IT

Location

Location Neutral

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, options for some home/remote working may be possible.  At present all ISD staff are working at home in line with COVID guidance and only attend the office in exceptional circumstances.Some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow office may be required to attend meetings.

Contract terms

Full Time12 Month Fixed Term Contract with possible extension or permanency

Salary

Starting salary would be £39,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £47,065 subject to future COPFS pay awards. The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

30th July 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

COPFS ISD Department is embarking on an ambitious programme to implement a range of 'enabling' technologies to support the prosecution and presentation of cases and continue to modernise the justice sector. To lead, oversee and ensure the successful delivery of Testing activities across our the DESC (Digital Evidence Sharing Capability) programme. This is a large scale, complex programme designed to be transformative in its ambition to modernise the Criminal Justice System in Scotland. Working in conjunction with a 3rd party market leading vendor and software solution the programme seeks to use technology to support the capture, storage, editing and sharing of Digital Evidence between and across Criminal Justice Partners. DESC is also regarded as a critical enabler for further change and transformation in this key area. The programme involves a range of Criminal Justice partners including Police Scotland, Scottish Government, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) and the Defence Community.The Test Manager will work with sponsors and key stakeholders and devise a test strategy and plan. They will oversee the execution of the plan and provide a go/no go recommendation to the sponsors at the end of testing phases. A controlled testing program is therefore paramount to success and will require appropriate levels of coverage and management. Structured testing at each phase ensures the quality of the products delivered.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Defining the test strategy, of all types and phases of testing, including entry and exit criteria, resource requirements (people, data, technology, software) ensuring it is fit for purpose and tailored to the stages of project implementation.
  • Manage the production and maintenance of test plans, test summaries, and ensure test sign-off of deliverables prior to software deployment, especially in relation to any external development partner.
  • Overseeing and guiding creation of appropriate testing plans and scripts and their execution for each test phase or type.
  • Ensure delivery of all test deliverables as defined in Test Strategy & Test Plans to ensure coherent and consistent testing.
  • Ensure any risks associated with the test strategy and system test plans are clearly documented. Manage or escalate any risks associated with the testing, taking preventative action when appropriate.
  • Overseeing and management of the selection and creation of automated testing approaches/ tools to increase levels of test automation and promote the adoption of an ‘automate first’ mindset across the organisation.
  • Support the implementation of a continuous testing approach to ensure that we are actively reducing the cycle time in testing, eventually allowing for continuous deployments.
  • Focussing on continuous QA improvements including usage of appropriate testing tools, test techniques, test automation.
  • Building and maintenance of quality standards as well as enforcing technical and testing standards.
  • Lead a team of IT Test professionals. With direct line management responsibilities for Senior Test Leads.
  • Mentor and advise other team members in testing practices.

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

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Experience of all phases of testing lifecycle including System, Functional, SIT, Regression, UAT, Non-Functional testing.
  • Experience of leading and managing testing activities in an agile Software Development environment.
  • Knowledge of automated testing tools like Gherkins, Cucumber/Gherkin, Selenium or similar.
  • Experience of using Azure DevOps/JIRA.
  • Excellent understanding of Software Quality Assurance standards and best practice.
  • Strong skills in managing change control processes and experience of managing zero defect application testing.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to challenge, influence and negotiate with stakeholders at all levels.

Desirable Criteria

 

  • Knowledge of performance tools like Apache JMeter, Fiddler, LoadRunner, Artillery or similar.
  • Certifications in ISQTB Software Testing or similar qualification.

Special conditions of post

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will, from time-to-time, consider working overtime during weekday evenings and at weekends to meet business needs.  This is not mandatory. 

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 submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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.

Application Pack

Personal Information Form

Programme Manager

 Profession

IT

Location

Glasgow, Legal HouseHome/remote working may be possible with some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices required to attend meetings.The role holder may be asked to attend other locations as part of general business activities with COPFS justice sector partners or other COPFS locations.

Contract terms

Permanent, Full Time

Salary

Starting salary would be £51,668 with the maximum salary on this scale being £61,617 subject to future COPFS pay awards. The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

4th August 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The Programme Manager will lead the overarching planning activity for the Digital Transformation programme, working with the Group Head of Digital Portfolio on setting and monitoring milestones in order to keep the programme on track and within budget, managing risks and dependencies, and overseeing governance and assurance activity.The Programme Manager will be responsible for supporting the Group Head of Digital Portfolio working with the PMO Manager as to provide high quality project management oversight and delivery across COPFS Digital Transformation Delivery Programme in support of Programme priorities and apply the Digital Portfolio project development, delivery and implementation frameworks.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Owning and maintaining the overarching project plan, working closely with the Group Head of Digital Portfolio and Group Head of IT Operations to monitor progress and ensure the project is properly resourced and kept on track.
  • Providing challenge and assurance around the project priorities and delivery dates
  • Participating in regular planning meetings and workshops across the team where needed to support on-going planning and management of the project
  • Maintaining the project RAID log and ensuring the project risks and dependencies are flagged and understood, escalating via project governance if required.
  • Managing project interdependencies – especially across partner organisations – and highlight conflicting issues such as prioritisation, funding, and timing.
  • Ensuring project governance meetings are performing to agreed standards and that board members and other key stakeholders have a clear and accurate view of the project.
  • Managing the reporting processes to prepare reporting, covering aspects of scope, outcomes and performance against agreed plan and benefits. 
  • Coordinating project assurance, including Digital Scotland Service Standard, in close liaison with the Digital Assurance Office.
  • Managing the balance of an agile delivery with a more linear governance process.
  • Leading delivery of the communication and engagement plan for the programme contributing to Digital Strategy, clearly demonstrating the action the project is taking to deliver COPFS Digital Strategy.

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

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Experience in the delivery of Cloud Based application solutions, M365 technologies including Data verse, Power Platforms etc.
  • Experience in leading and managing virtual teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and used to working with Senior Executives.
  • Applicant must be used to building strong project teams across multi disciplines
  • Liaise with professional IT specialists.

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Additional Information

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

Please submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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 F Programme Manager Application Pack

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Database Administrator and MI Analyst

 Profession

IT

Location

Glasgow, Legal HouseHome/remote working may be possible with some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices required to attend meetings.The role holder may be asked to attend other locations as part of general business activities with COPFS justice sector partners or other COPFS locations.

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. The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

11th August 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

As the Database Administrator and MI Analayst within ISD’s Database function, you will play a key role in the operational duties relating to our Enterprise Database and Management Information Infrastructure.  These systems are a key component of the successful delivery of digital applications and information systems, technology solutions and services that support COPFS in delivering its strategic and business objectives and in transforming the way the organisation works and delivers services to users of the Scottish Justice system.You will report to the Database Architect and Analytics Manager, and be responsible for the management, maintenance, and development of COPFS management information systems.You will apply your proven professional and technical skills and track-record in supporting an Enterprise Database infrastructure alongside the ongoing development and improvements to our suite of Management Information reports. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Administration of Oracle database 12c and upwards;
  • Strong evidence of stakeholder management and consultation with internal customers to understand their business reporting requirements;
  • Experience of managing production Database Management Information tools, including, Oracle SQL*Plus, Oracle PL/SQL; Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic and Oracle Business Intelligence data warehouse, Toad/SQL Developer;
  • Ability to produce, structure and maintain technical documentation;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, with proven experience of effective relationship-building and ability to present and communicate written and verbal technical solutions.
Desirable Criteria
  • Administration of Oracle database 19c;
  • Knowledge of Oracle database features such as Data Guard and RMAN;
  • Administration / working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Manager;
  • Experience of tuning large databases;
  • Familiarity with HTML;
  • Working knowledge of Virtualisation Platforms preferably Oracle VM server;
  • Oracle Weblogic Server;
  • Knowledge of architecture methodologies and practices such as TOGAF.

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 submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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 Database Administrator and MI Analyst Application Pack

Band D Database Administrator and MI Analyst CV Personal Information Form

Lead Applications Architect

 Profession

IT

Location

Edinburgh, Crown OfficeHome/remote working may be possible with some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices required to attend meetings.The role holder may be asked to attend other locations as part of general business activities with COPFS justice sector partners or other COPFS locations.

Contract terms

Permanent, Full Time

Salary

Starting salary would be £51,668 with the maximum salary on this scale being £61,617 subject to future COPFS pay awards. The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

6th August 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

COPFS is seeking an experienced lead application architect with a proven track record to design, develop and implement COPFS application strategy and will form part of the team that will be involved in setting the strategic direction for COPFS cloud-based application development platforms and infrastructure.As the Applications Architect Lead within ISD’s Enterprise Applications function, you will play a senior leadership in ensuring the successful delivery of digital applications and information systems, technology solutions and services that support COPFS in delivering its strategic and business objectives and in transforming the way the organisation works and delivers services to users of the Scottish Justice system.You will provide strategic direction and supervision of all software and platforms architecture - to design, build, implement and support a diverse portfolio of case management and corporate digital applications and information management systems.You will report to the Head of Digital Portfolio to plan, create and deliver COPFS’ digital applications and web solutions.  The post-holder will also work closely with Applications Development Manager and the Head of Enterprise Solutions to coordinate and manage all aspects of software development effort to deliver ISD’s Portfolio priorities and to contribute to solutions analysis and planning. Close collaboration is also required with the Lead IT and Solutions Architect, Head of Cybersecurity and IT Operations Manager.You will apply your proven professional and technical skills and track-record in designing, building and implementing enterprise digital applications systems and services.  As a highly experienced IT professional, you will be expected to contribute advanced technical insight to deliver COPFS’ strategic and business goals and to contribute ideas to develop ways of working as part of ISD’s drive for continuous improvement and innovation. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other duties may be required as appropriate to the role

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Extensive track record of conceiving, implementing and supporting software solutions in a technically mature corporate environment
  • Degree in Computing Science, Software Engineering or related discipline
  • Possess strong analytical, creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Technical leadership of development teams in areas of application software design, development, testing and implementation.
  • Exposure to broad range of software architecture styles and patterns such as n-Tier (MVC), Client Server, Service Oriented Architecture, Microservice, Serverless Architecture. 
  • Knowledge of application security standards and best practise such as OWASP, NCSC, ISO/IEC 27017.
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management solutions and technologies (Active Directory, Federated Access, OAuth, SAML, MFA)
  • Knowledge of data privacy regulations and best practise (GDPR, Data Protection Act, DPIA, Data Processing Agreements, Data Sharing Agreement)
  • In-depth knowledge (with active hands-on ability) of broad range of technologies required in modern enterprise solution space including
    • Cloud IaaS platforms such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle
    • Knowledge of Platform as a Service solutions and capabilities, especially Office 365 and Dynamics 365.
    • Frontend web application frameworks (e.g. Angular, Vue.js. React)
    • Application server technologies including .NET Core, Java Spring, COM+, Node.js. IIS, Apache Tomcat
    • Virtual environments such as VMWare, AirWatch, Remote App
    • Dev Ops and CI Pipeline technologies such as TeamCity, Jenkins, NPM, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Docker

Desirable criteria for this position can be found within the application pack.

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 submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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 F Lead Applications Architect Application Pack

Band F Lead Applications Architect CV Personal Information Form

 IT Test Manager

 Profession

IT

Location

Glasgow, Legal House

Or

Edinburgh Crown Office

Home/remote working may be possible with some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices required to attend meetings.

Contract terms

Permanent, Full Time

Salary

Starting salary would be £39,381 with the maximum salary on this scale being £47,065 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

The post also attracts an IT pay allowance of £4,000 per annum.

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 period).
  • 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

4th August 2021 at 5pm

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The primary purpose of this Test Manager role is to lead, oversee and ensure the successful delivery of Testing activities across our Digital Transformation Portfolio. The role will also ensure existing system upgrades deliver the required functionality and meet the required quality assurance acceptance criteria. The Test Manager will work with sponsors and key stakeholders to assess the risk appetite and devise a test strategy and plan. They will oversee the execution of the plan and provide a go/no go recommendation to the sponsors at the end of testing phases. A controlled testing program is therefore paramount to success and will require appropriate levels of coverage and management. Structured testing at each phase ensures the quality of the products delivered.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Defining the test strategy, of all types and phases of testing, including entry and exit criteria, resource requirements (people, data, technology, software) ensuring it is fit for purpose and tailored to the stages of project implementation.
  • Manage the production and maintenance of test plans, test summaries, and ensure test sign-off of deliverables prior to software deployment, especially in relation to any external development partner.
  • Overseeing and guiding creation of appropriate testing plans and scripts and their execution for each test phase or type.
  • Ensure delivery of all test deliverables as defined in Test Strategy & Test Plans to ensure coherent and consistent testing.
  • Ensure any risks associated with the test strategy and system test plans are clearly documented. Manage or escalate any risks associated with the testing, taking preventative action when appropriate.
  • Overseeing and management of the selection and creation of automated testing approaches/ tools to increase levels of test automation and promote the adoption of an ‘automate first’ mindset across the organisation.
  • Support the implementation of a continuous testing approach to ensure that we are actively reducing the cycle time in testing, eventually allowing for continuous deployments.
  • Focussing on continuous QA improvements including usage of appropriate testing tools, test techniques, test automation.
  • Building and maintenance of quality standards as well as enforcing technical and testing standards.
  • Lead a team of IT Test professionals. With direct line management responsibilities for 2 Senior Test Leads.
  • Mentor and advise other team members in testing practices.

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

Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • Experience of all phases of testing lifecycle including System, Functional, SIT, Regression, UAT, Non-Functional testing.
  • Experience of leading and managing testing activities in an agile Software Development environment.
  • Knowledge of automated testing tools like Gherkins, Cucumber/Gherkin, Selenium or similar.
  • Experience of using Azure DevOps/JIRA.
  • Excellent understanding of Software Quality Assurance standards and best practice.
  • Strong skills in managing change control processes and experience of managing zero defect application testing.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to challenge, influence and negotiate with stakeholders at all levels.

Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge of performance tools like Apache JMeter, Fiddler, LoadRunner, Artillery or similar.
  • Certifications in ISQTB Software Testing or similar qualification.

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 submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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 IT Test Manager Application Pack

Band E IT Test Manager - CV Personal Information

 

Coming soon

In the near future we will be advertising for:

  • Principal Applications Developer
  • Infrastructure & Applications Support Analyst (Out of Hours)
  • Applications Developer
  • IT Senior Test Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • PMO/Project Management Assistant
  • Governance & Business Management Analyst
  • Applications Developer
  • Infrastructure & Applications Support Analyst (Out of Hours)
  • Lead Project Manager

 

Further information

For more information about any of these roles contact:

Deborah Wilson-McKay
Group Head of Digital Portfolio
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Ross McMillan
Group Head of IT Operations
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