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Fiscal Officer




10 Mar 2023


26 Mar 2023, 11:55pm

Edinburgh and Livingston
Salary band
£22,182 - £24,488 (Band B)
Contract type
Position type
Full time / part time

Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland?


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


Fiscal Officer




Edinburgh and Livingston

Office attendance may be required 5 days a week for some posts. 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 Lothian and Borders Offices which may be filled from this exercise.

Contract Terms

Vacancies are expected to be available on both Permanent and 2-year Fixed Term appointments (with possibility of permanency)

Full Time and Part time posts may be available.


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:

  • Generous Civil Service Pension employer contribution, on average over 26% of your pay.
  • 25 days paid holiday + 11.5 public and privilege holidays (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly approach to work.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans.
  • Employee Wellbeing Support with Mental Health First Aiders and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date

26th March 2023 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.

About the Role

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.   

The main duties of this role will cover a range of administrative support and will generally include the administration of cases including:

  • Dealing with general enquiries relating to cases
  • Uploading and maintaining case information on internal IT systems
  • Assisting Legal staff in the administration and preparation of cases for court
  • Ensuring all witnesses are notified of their requirement to attend court
  • Ensuring the courts and defence agents have all relevant material prior to court hearings

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

Essential Criteria

The key competencies outlined in the application pack form part of the essential criteria for this post. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate:

  • 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

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.