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Please see below for current vacancies  - If you would like to be advised of any future vacancies, please email our Recruitment team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) detailing your name, contact details, location and type of role you are wishing to be advised of. 

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

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

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

Recruitment Policy Statement

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits of working at COPFS

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

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

Alpha - an occupational defined benefit pension scheme

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

 

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Current Vacancies 

 

Job title: Infrastructure Support Analyst  
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full time. 25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays . Flexible Working Hours
Salary: £23,159 - £26,312 per annum pro rata + annual IT allowance of £2250
Location: Crown Office, 25 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LA

Closing date: 07 July 2017 at 5pm.

Job details: 

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.

The Infrastructure Support Analyst role within the Information Systems Division is crucial to the successful support of IT infrastructure services that helps to enable COPFS to meet its strategic and business objectives.  

Job advert and notes for applicants: 

doc1. Infrastructure Support Analyst742.5 KB

doc2. ISD SUpport Analyst Note for External Applicants - v4.4 Feb 2016490 KB

docEXTERNAL ADVERT Support Analyst.doc147 KB

To apply, please see the Application Pack 

 

Job title: Infrastructure Support Engineer x2           
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full time, 25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays, Flexible Working Hours 
Salary: £27,912 - £30,942 per annum pro rata + annual IT allowance of £4,000
Location: Glasgow, G5 9DW
Closing date: 07 July 2017 at 5pm.


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.

The Infrastructure Support Engineer role within the Information Systems Division is crucial to the successful delivery of digital technology services that support the COPFS to meet its strategic and business objectives.  


Job advert and notes for applicants: 

doc1. Infrastructure Support Engineer741 KB

doc2. ISD SUpport Engineer Note for External Applicants - v4.4 Feb 2016490.00 KB

docEXTERNAL ADVERT Support Engineer148 KB

To apply, please see the Application Pack

 

Job title: Infrastructure Operations Manager      
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Permanent, Full time, 25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays . Flexible Working Hours 
Salary: £34, 858 - £42,004 per annum pro rata + annual IT allowance of £4,000
Location: Glasgow

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.

The Infrastructure Operations Manager position is a hands-on technical management role that is responsible for managing enterprise level ICT technologies and a team of infrastructure support engineers.  Key deliverables of the role include: developing and establishing IT infrastructure standards and procedures, assigning work to team members and acting as the technical sounding board for complex technical issues.  The role also has datacentre management responsibly for the departments two on premise Datacentres. The post requires close working with members of the IT senior management team to ensure IT services are aligned with the Departments and wider Justice System business objectives and to match support provisions to demand. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have advanced technical skills, be adaptable and a competent communicator to effectively and efficiently manage the portfolio of enterprise infrastructure technologies, operations and support team.

doc1. Infrastructure Operations Manager742.5 KB

doc2. ISD Op Manager Note for External Applicants - v4.4 Feb 2016490 KB

docEXTERNAL ADVERT template for publication149.5 KB

To apply, please see the Application Pack 

 

Assistant Finance Business Partner

Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service, Edinburgh

Contract terms: Permanent
Salary:   £27,912 - £30,942 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Location: Edinburgh, Crown Office
Working Pattern: Full Time
25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays
Flexible Working Hours
Closing date: 23 June 2017 at 5pm


JOB DETAILS
This role requires the successful applicant to draw on their expertise in management accounting disciplines to ensure a co-ordinated approach to management accounting in COPFS. As an Assistant Finance Business Partner you will be a key member of the Finance Division and will report to the Finance Business Partner  but you will also work closely with colleagues within the Finance team who deliver financial accounting functions.

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

doc1. Assistant Finance Business Partner pdf & Full Advert - Assistant Finance Business Partner.pdf

doc2. Assistant Finance Business Partner Notes for Applicants

 

APPLICATION PACK:

docCandidates Guide to Competency Based Selection - May 17

docCompetency Framework - April 2014

docxExternal Application Form General V1.3 Feb17

docxEXTERNAL APPLICATION FORM GUIDANCE - V1.1 January 2016.docx