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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.

 

Please see our current vacancies page for the latest job opportunities.

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FISCAL OFFICERS: Aberdeen / Dundee / Edinburgh

Fixed term appointments until 31st March 2017 with the possibility of extension

Salary:                                   £18,113 per annum
Working Pattern:                  Full-time 
25 days paid holiday + public and privilege holidays
Flexible Working Hours

Location: Aberdeen

Fiscal Officer Full Advert - Aberdeen.pdf

Note for Applicants.pdf

EXTERNAL APPLICATION FORM GUIDANCE - V1.1 January 2016.pdf

Completing your Application Form and Attending Interview.pdf

 External Application Form - Fiscal Officer Aberdeen.docx

 

Location: Dundee

Fiscal Officer Full Advert - Dundee.pdf

Note for Applicants.pdf

EXTERNAL APPLICATION FORM GUIDANCE - V1.1 January 2016.pdf

Completing your Application Form and Attending Interview.pdf

 External Application Form - Fiscal Officer Dundee.docx

 

Location: Edinburgh

Fiscal Officer Full Advert - Edinburgh.pdf

Note for Applicants.pdf

EXTERNAL APPLICATION FORM GUIDANCE - V1.1 January 2016.pdf

Completing your Application Form and Attending Interview.pdf

 External Application Form - Fiscal Officer Edinburgh.docx

 

FISCAL OFFICER JOB DETAILS

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 entry level opportunity for someone looking to be in an interesting and fast paced role.  You will be part of a team providing administrative support in the prosecution of crime and dealing with members of the public.

ABOUT YOU:
You may be leaving school to starting out in your career or changing career and have a good understanding of Microsoft Office or already have an administrative background and looking for a change, but you will have an interest in the Justice Sector and in providing a first class service to your colleagues and customers alike.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
5 standard grades/ National Level 5 (including English, all at grades 1-3 or A-C) or equivalent; or proven experience of general office work.

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

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit www.copfs.gov.uk/careers for a full information pack and application form.  

Please note we do not accept CVs.

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

Closing date for these vacancies is: 5pm on 7 December 2016.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.