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Fiscal Officer, Aberdeen




25 Nov 2022


11 Dec 2022, 11:55pm

Salary band
£22,182 - £24,488 (Band B)
Contract type
Position type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role.

Fiscal Officer





Office attendance will be required 5 days a week. There may be occasional opportunities to work from home, depending on business needs and on agreement with Line Manager.

Similar posts may arise in other Grampian, Highland and Islands Offices which may be filled from this exercise. Our other offices across Grampian, Highland and Islands, are Lerwick, Kirkwall, Wick, Stornoway, Fort William, Tain, Banff, Peterhead, Inverness and Elgin.

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.


Starting salary would be £22,182 with the maximum salary on this scale being £24,488 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.


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

11th December 2022 at 11.55pm


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

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
  • First point of contact for office shared mailboxes.
  • Liaising with offices and outside agencies as required ensuring responses are customer focused and accurate with any complaints escalated and dealt with promptly.
  • Uploading and maintaining case information on internal IT systems
  • Providing administrative support for staff across COPFS.
  • Ensuring the courts and defence agents have all relevant material prior to court hearings
  • Able to work from other offices when requested
  • Support the team in the recording, tracking, monitoring, and analysis of the work

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

Conditions of Post

  • Candidates must have a clean driving licence and be flexible in working around different Sheriffdoms to support the work of Business Support Services.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please email

Additional Information

Application packs are available to download from our website

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.