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Senior Application Developer




22 Jun 2022


26 Jun 2022, 11:55pm

Salary band
£39,659 - £47,485 (Band E)
Contract type
Position type
Full 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.


Senior Application Developer   





Location Neutral

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, options for some home/remote working may be possible.  At present all ISD staff are working at home in line with COVID guidance and only attend the office in exceptional circumstances.

Some travel to our Edinburgh or Glasgow office may be required to attend meetings.


Contract terms

Full Time




Starting salary would normally be £43,659 with the maximum salary on this scale being £51,485 which includes a £4,000 IT allowance and is subject to future COPFS pay awards.

Civil Service Pension employer contribution of 27.1% of your pay. This may amount to an employer contribution of £11,831 (based on the salary of £43,659) per annum pro rata depending on pension scheme.



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 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 June 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

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

COPFS ISD Department is embarking on an ambitious programme to implement a range of 'enabling' technologies to support the prosecution and presentation of cases and continue to modernise the justice sector.  We are looking to recruit a Senior Application Developer to support the delivery an ambitious justice wide programme, Digital Evidence Sharing Capability.   

COPFS ISD Development team develops and delivers a host of case management system, ranging through a broad range of technologies include .NET, Java, Oracle 11g, iOS and Visual Basic and recently developing Cloud based applications. However, this specific role would be looking for a skilled Software Developer with experience primarily in .NET and C#. The successful candidate would have an opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.

You will report to Head of Application Development. You will also work jointly with the Principal Application Developer, Applications Solutions Team and Applications Test team in an agile environment to deliver digital applications.


Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

As a Senior Application Developer within ISD’s Enterprise Applications team, you will be a member of the core case management team, developing modern applications and supporting COPFS Case Management Suite. You will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of technologies and develop green field applications.

You will be working to integrate the suite of case management systems that have been developed by COPFS ISD using a range of technologies, with modern cloud-based solutions.

You will work closely with a team of developers and will be developing, testing and maintaining quality software applications requirements, ensuring timely delivery of digital applications. You may occasionally work on 3rd line support incidents to maintain existing case management applications within normal working hours. You will respond to 3rd line support incidents to ensure smooth operation of critical case management applications within normal business service delivery hours

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


Essential Criteria Required

The essential criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  1. An experienced developer with demonstrable hands-on experience in full stack web development
  2. Ability to develop quality applications adhering to industry best practices
  3. Experience working within an agile software development environment
  4. Experience working with any one of following technologies: .NET Core, C#, Java, Angular, Oracle PL/SLQ
  5. Ability to build and maintain CI/CD Pipelines


Contact Us

If you have any queries, please email Recruitment@copfs.gov.uk.


Additional Information

Application packs are available to download from our website http://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Please submit a CV and a fully completed Personal Information Form to recruitment@copfs.gov.uk

Selection will be competency based with additional technical questions.

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.

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.