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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 

HR GENERALIST
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Fixed term for 18-24 months
Salary:   £27,912 per annum
Location: Edinburgh, Crown Office
25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays per annum
Full-time 37 hours per week (Flexible Working Hours)

ABOUT US
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 opportunity for someone with generalist HR experience to assist in delivering a proactive and flexible HR service in a time of change within COPFS.  You will provide relevant and appropriate HR support to business management, line managers and staff within a particular business area, drive and encourage best practice and ensure compliance with COPFS procedures, documented policies and employment legislation. 

ABOUT YOU

You will have:

  • Generalist HR experience within a busy HR environment
  • Sound knowledge, understanding and practical application of Employment Law with knowledge of relevant HR policies and procedures
  • A proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external managers and contacts
  • Verbal communication skills to communicate with all levels of the organisation; confident at delivering feedback
  • Written communication skills to produce clear and succinct correspondence and management reports and ability to write and present information on HR KPIs
  • Experience of leading and working effectively in teams

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Please note that COPFS is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  All convictions whether they are spent or not, will be considered.

COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

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

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Selection will be competency based. 

Closing date for these vacancies is:  5pm 21st April 2017

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

Application pack documents:

  1. Application Pack Advert - HR Advisor Generalist HR Business Services
  2. Note for External Applicants
  3. Candidates guide to Competency Based Selection
  4. Competency Framework
  5. External Application Form General