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Applications Development Manager 

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service 

Contract terms: 

Full time, Permanent

Salary: 

Salary: £49,666 - £58,081 per annum + £4,000 IT allowance (per anum) + COPFS benefits package. Successful candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary scale. 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 period).
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.

 Location:

Edinburgh 

ABOUT COPFS

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

As the Applications Development Manager within ISD’s Enterprise Applications function, you will play a senior leadership role supervising and managing activity from both internal and external software teams. You will have a key role in ensuring the successful delivery of digital applications and information systems, technology solutions and services that support COPFS in delivering its strategic and business objectives and in transforming the way the organisation works and delivers services to users of the Scottish Justice system.You will provide strategic direction and supervision of all software development - to design, build, implement and support a diverse portfolio of case management and corporate digital applications and information management systems.You will report to the Head of Digital Portfolio to plan, create and deliver COPFS’ digital applications and web solutions. The post-holder will also work closely with Head of Enterprise Applications and the Head of Enterprise Solutions to coordinate and manage all aspects of software development effort to deliver ISD’s Portfolio priorities and to contribute to solutions analysis and planning. Close collaboration is also required with the Head of IT Operations to ensure adherence to incident and change management processes.You will apply your proven professional and technical skills and track-record in designing, building and implementing enterprise digital applications systems and services. You will use your experience acquired in these areas to lead and develop your team of technical IT specialists to deliver innovative digital software solutions to specification.  As a highly experienced IT professional, you will be expected to contribute advanced technical insight to deliver COPFS’ strategic and business goals and to contribute ideas to develop ways of working as part of ISD’s drive for continuous improvement and innovation.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

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

  • Strong track-record and demonstrable experience in successfully leading and managing teams of technical IT specialists, suppliers and partners to analyse, develop, deliver and support digital systems and technologies at an enterprise-wide level;
  • Proven levels of technical and delivery knowledge and skills for designing, implementing and supporting enterprise business and applications, including the information, data, and security and technology components;
  • Strong technical understanding of current software application development techniques, including some of the following: Angular.js, Vue.js, Spring MVC / Spring REST / Spring JPA, .Net Core Web API, .Net Core REST, .Net Entity Framework / OData, Ansible, Jenkins, Team City, Maven.
  • Skills and knowledge of applying Agile or other appropriate software development management methodologies, and managing the deliverables to achieve successful project outcomes;
  • Experience of managing and communicating with varied customers and stakeholders to deliver successful applications development project outcomes.
  • Track record of driving forward new ways of working to improve the productivity, reliability and quality of software development teams.
  • Exceptional communication and people management and mentoring.
  • Experience of contract and supplier management.

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

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

Applications should be made by CV which includes a 200 word personal statement.

Please submit your personal information form with your CV.

Selection will be competency based and technical questions will also be asked at interview.

Closing date for these vacancies is: 22 November 2019 at 5pm.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

OTHER INFORMATION

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.

Application Pack

Personal Information Form

IT Support Services Manager

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms:

Full time - 18 Month fixed-term appointment with the possibility of permanency.

Salary:

Salary: £49,666 - £58,081 per annum + £4,000 IT allowance (per anum) + COPFS benefits package. Successful candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary scale.

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 period).
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.

 Location:

Glasgow- Regular travel to Edinburgh will be required 

ABOUT COPFS

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

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

Information Services Division (ISD) delivers and supports an enterprise portfolio of efficient, resilient, innovative and secure Digital services to deliver COPFS’ business needs. ISD is playing a crucial role in implementing COPFS’ Digital Strategy by developing sustainable digital and information solutions that modernise, innovate and transform the delivery of user focused services and to improve the way our organisation works.  ISD is also leading a number of COPFS and sector-wide digital improvement and innovation projects to transform the delivery of services to users of the Scottish Justice System. Reporting directly to the Head of IT Operations, this IT Support Services Manager role has key accountability responsibilities for the operational delivery of COPFS’ wide ranging IT infrastructure and support of business information systems, ensuring that digital IT services are delivered to COPFS’ internal and external customers and stakeholders to specified SLA’s and expected levels of quality. The post-holder will line manage ISD’s Support functions, including Infrastructure Support, Service Desk, Service Management and Application Support Services. Members of these teams will work as part of specific or integrated project teams to deliver the required Digital Strategy and ISD Portfolio workstreams and deliverables.The key duties of the post will include:

  • Operational accountability for the effective and efficient day to day management, maintenance and service delivery of COPFS’ complex and wide-ranging IT digital infrastructure and information systems and services;
  • Line managing ISD’s Support and Service Management functions;
  • Reporting IT operations and service delivery performance information to the Head of IT Operations;
  • Managing and engaging with ISD’s third-party vendors and solutions providers to ensure SLA’s and quality requirements are delivered;
  • Maintaining and developing ISD’s enterprise digital systems and operational IT risk management, disaster recovery and resiliency systems and processes;
  • Providing effective and visible incident management response and ownership (briefing and seeking the advice of the Head of IT Operations as appropriate) for solutions actions and stakeholder communications to recover, restore and communicate effectively IT incidents, ensuring root cause fixes and preventative solutions are recommended or applied as appropriate.
  • Attending ISD, supplier, stakeholder and project internal and external meetings.

The post-holder will manage the ISD Support Functions, including the IT Service Desk and Service Management functions. This will involve managing a team of around 20 people, with 4 direct senior manager reports. Tracking and monitoring of operational and supplier budgets expenditure is involved.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

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

  • Strong evidence of IT senior management experience working in a corporate or enterprise environment.
  • Proven track record in the operational support and delivery of IT infrastructure and information systems within an ITIL framework.
  • Demonstrable experience and track-record in successfully leading and developing a team of IT professionals responsible for delivering IT infrastructure systems and digital services.
  • Strong working knowledge and operational management experience of IT infrastructure enterprise technologies, covering but not limited to: Microsoft Windows based systems; Active Directory Management; Office 365 and Cloud Based Technologies (MS Azure); Domain and Applications Server technologies; SAN’s; Network and telecommunications engineering; Firewalls and related security protocols; Virtualisation solutions; Desktops/laptops/tablets; Secure information architecture; and Enterprise Patch Management; Web and Intranet applications infrastructure and services.
  • Successful track record in delivering enterprise level IT infrastructure operations to corporate KPI’s.
  • ITIL certification.
  • Experience in the management of vendor and third-party relationships, including management of service levels, compliance and quality requirements and supplier risk and change management assessments.
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills, with proven experience of effective relationship-building and ability to present and communicate written and verbal communications with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

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

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

Applications should be made by CV which includes a 200 word personal statement.

Please submit your personal information form with your CV.

Selection will be competency based and technical questions will also be asked at interview.

Closing date for these vacancies is: 15 November 2019 at 5pm.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

OTHER INFORMATION

 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.

Application Pack

Personal Information Form

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

 Contract terms:  Full time, Permanent

Salary: £29,611 – £33,155   per annum + £4,000 IT allowance (per anum) + COPFS benefits package. Successful candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary scale.

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 period).
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.

 Location:  Edinburgh

ABOUT COPFS

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

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

As an Application Developer within ISD’s Enterprise Applications team, you will primarily be a member of the core case management team, developing modern applications and supporting COPFS’ suite of Case Management and corporate applications. You will work on a wide range of applications, with some core competency in VB6, ISS, Oracle PL/SQL to support our legacy systems, and then specialising in either Java or .NET technology stacks along with HTML5, CSS3, JSP, ASP and modern Javascript frameworks (Angular /React) to evolve our current suite of innovative web based applications. Working with a team of highly experienced internal and external engineers, you’ll have exposure to coding in Angular.js, React.js , HTML5, iOS, SWIFT, Objective C, Xcode, OData, Java Spring and/or .NET Core.You will work closely with an experienced team to develop, test and maintain enterprise quality software applications requirements, ensuring timely delivery of digital applications.

You will report to the Applications Technical Manager. You will also work jointly with the Applications Solutions Team and Applications Test team in an Agile environment to deliver digital applications and have a key role in contributing to the successful delivery of digital applications and information systems, technology solutions and services that support COPFS in delivering its strategic and business objectives and in transforming the way the organisation works and delivers services to users of the Scottish Justice system.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

The competencies form the key essential criteria for this post. These are outlined in the application pack.The essential and desirable criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.

  • A highly motivated software developer willing to learn and contribute to the team of skilled developers
  • Familiarity and experience developing software using the following technical skills is required
  • .NET Stack
  • ASP.NET and/or VB6
  • and/or C# .NET Core, Entity Framework
  • Webservers (IIS) administration & configuration
  • Windows Server 2008/16
  • OR Java Stack
  • Java, Spring, Hibernate
  • Tomcat / Apache / Nginx admin and configuration
  • Linux, UNIX and Windows Server 2008/16
  • SQL, Oracle PL/SQL
  • Web development. HTML / CSS / Javascript / AJAX
  • Angular.js or React.js (or other JS frontend framework)
  • Understanding of key industry skills and best practices
  • Experience or appreciation of agile methodologies
  • Continuous integration and version control systems (TeamCity, Jenkins, Git, Svn)

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

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

Applications should be made by CV which includes a 200 word personal statement.

Please submit your personal information form with your CV.

Selection will be competency based and technical questions will also be asked at interview.

Closing date for these vacancies is: 22 November 2019 at 5pm.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

OTHER INFORMATION

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.

Application Pack

Personal Information Form

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

 Contract terms:  Full time, Permanent

Salary: Salary: £37,484 to £44,362   per annum + £4,000 IT allowance (per anum) + COPFS benefits package. Successful candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary scale.

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 period).
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.

 Location:  Edinburgh

ABOUT COPFS

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

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

As the Principal Applications Developer within ISD’s Enterprise Applications team, you will be a key “go to” developer in the core case management team building software applications and supporting the existing suite of COPFS’ Case Management software.

You will work closely with a team of developers to create innovative, high quality and secure software applications. You will be involved in peer review and testing conformance with acceptance criteria, ensuring timely delivery of digital applications. You will be a principal technical point of contact for one or more of COPFS’ innovative software projects and will mentor junior developers within the team. You will provide estimates, system analysis, translate business requirements into technical specifications, draft technical proposals, research and evaluate solution options, provide conceptual, deployment and operational documentation, develop on-boarding guides and input into technical risk assessment and software security compliance assessments.

You will respond to 3rd line support incidents to ensure smooth operation of critical case management applications within normal business service delivery hours.

You will report to Applications Development Manager and work closely with Applications Technical Manager. You will also work jointly with the Applications Solutions Team and Applications Test team in an agile environment to deliver digital applications.

You will have a key role and opportunity to be part of a team delivering digital applications and information systems, technology solutions and services that support COPFS in delivering its strategic and business objectives and in transforming the way the organisation works and delivers services to users of the Scottish Justice system.

 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

The competencies form the key essential criteria for this post. These are outlined in the application pack.The essential and desirable criteria for this post are outlined below. Candidates will be required to fully demonstrate their technical skills as well as competencies at interview.Essential experience

  • An experienced developer with demonstrable hands on experience in full stack web development
  • Ability to develop quality applications adhering to industry best practices
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to solve novel problems and evaluate new technologies / solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Essential technical skills
  • ASP.NET
  • C# .NET Core
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Entity Framework
  • Windows Server 2008/16 and Win 7/10
  • UNIX and / or LINUX system admin and scripting
  • Angular.js , React.js, Vue.js or similar modern component based frontend framework
  • Web development. HTML5 / CSS / Javascript / AJAX.
  • Continuous integration and version control systems (TeamCity, Jenkins, Git, Svn)
  • Understanding of key industry skills and best practices.
  • Webservers (IIS) administration & configuration.
  • Experience of agile methodologies

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

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

Applications should be made by CV which includes a 200 word personal statement. Please submit your personal information form with your CV.

Selection will be competency based and technical questions will also be asked at interview.

Closing date for these vacancies is: 22 November 2019 at 5pm.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

OTHER INFORMATION

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.

Application Pack

Personal Information Form

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

 Contract terms:  Full time – Two Years fixed term with possibility of permanency

Salary: £60,986 - £71,145 per annum + £4,000 IT allowance + COPFS benefits package. Successful candidates will be expected to start at the beginning of the salary scale.

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 period).
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.

 Location:  Glasgow - Regular travel to Edinburgh will be required

ABOUT COPFS 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

Reporting directly to the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), the Head of Digital Portfolio will lead a team of IT and business professionals responsible for shaping, managing and delivering the ISD Portfolio and digital strategy transformation programmes. The post holder will manage the digital strategy projects delivery roadmap, working closely with other ISD managers to coordinate, plan and deliver quality digital portfolio business transformation and improvement outcomes. This role involves working closely with COPFS business managers, functions and agency partners to define business transformation scoping, requirements and target operating models, establishing robust project and business planning to achieve desired outcomes, with a key focus on strengthening stakeholder and customer experience and efficiency by maximising the effective use of transformative and sustainable digital technologies and solutions.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Leading, motivating and developing a team of around 25 IT and business professionals (permanent and contractors) plus additional external strategic applications development partner and project assigned staff, including business governance, enterprise solutions and transformation managers; programme and project managers; project support; IT and business analysts; information systems and data solutions architects; web and applications designers; software and applications developers; software testers.
  • Playing a key senior management role in shaping and successfully delivering the ISD Portfolio and Digital Strategy Delivery and Digital Transformation programmes.
  • Creating robust and integrated IT, digital and business transformation plans and portfolio delivery roadmaps.
  • Application of proven business analysis and change management methods to implement developments to COPFS’ corporate, case management and justice sector digital information systems, involving complex business processes and information workflow.
  • Creating and presenting executive level papers, business cases, solutions and reports to communicate complex business information effectively.
  • Providing advice and reporting progress to the CDO on the delivery of the ISD Portfolio and COPFS’ corporate business improvements programme.
  • Ensuring ISD’s Enterprise Solutions functions – including its analysis, project management, project support and digital solutions delivery elements - are deployed efficiently and effectively to support priorities and to deliver expected outcomes.
  • Providing respected stakeholder and relationship management to engage effectively with COPFS, Justice Sector partners, Scottish Government, suppliers and delivery partners.
  • Providing senior management and professional advice and continuously improving ISD’s portfolio, programme and project management, stakeholder management, business analysis and agile development and change management systems and processes to support the delivery of ISD’s digital enterprise solutions at pace and quality.
  • Business and delivery management of ISD’s strategic applications external development partners.
  • Member of the CDO’s senior leadership team, providing senior management support to the CDO and working as part of ISD’s senior management team to deliver and develop business activities.
  • Member of COPFS and ISD corporate, project boards and stakeholder meetings and groups (internal and external).
  • Group leadership and line management responsibility for the continuous professional and skills development of the Digital Portfolio teams’.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

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

  • Demonstrable experience in managing and implementing digital technology transformation programmes or projects of enterprise scale in profile, complex and compliance driven corporate organisations or environments.
  • Experience of creating robust digital delivery plans, involving a number of projects and internal and external suppliers, to support the delivery of a corporate strategy or business transformation roadmap.
  • Successful track-record in managing corporate portfolio, programmes or large-scale projects that have significant business transformation change as an outcome, with evidence in delivering realisable financial, resource or other business efficiencies through the deployment of digital technologies and innovation.
  • Ability to maintain a clear and detailed in-depth understanding of multiple digital and business transformation concurrent running projects, with demonstrable experience in using your experience to forecast potential issues and providing clear leadership and direction to managers and project leads to overcome issues, mitigate risks and deliver successful project outcomes.
  • Possessing the knowledge, capabilities and skills essential for driving high levels of digital customer experience from new digital solutions or services, including awareness and practical experience of applying the Scottish Government’s Digital First and other relevant industry or government digital customer experience frameworks.
  • Experienced manager with a successful record in managing, supporting and developing people in multiple teams’ and geographic locations.
  • Effective management level oversight knowledge and awareness of agile and software development lifecycle methodologies, with evidence of successfully managing teams delivering software projects in complex business environments to scope, schedule and budget.
  • Proven record of continuously improving an enterprise’s digital stakeholder engagement, business analysis, customer delivery and delivery communications functions.
  • Strong evidence of building effective interpersonal relationships with senior management and internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience of working with and successfully managing diverse digital solutions suppliers, including evidence of effective delivery, quality and financial supplier management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical issues and transformation plans in non-technical language to colleagues and board members in a way which gains their confidence and support.

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

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

Applications should be made by CV which includes a 200 word personal statement. Please submit your personal information form with your CV.

Selection will be competency based and technical questions will also be asked at interview.

Closing date for these vacancies is: 22 November 2019 at 5pm.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

OTHER INFORMATION

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.

Application Pack

Personal Information Form

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.

Job Role 

Fiscal Officer – Band BCrown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Location

Oban

Contract Terms 

Permanent and fixed-term vacancies, Full time

Starting Salary

Starting salary would be £19,263 with the maximum salary on this scale being £20,717 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 period)
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions
  • Family friendly benefits

 About COPFS

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
  • 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 minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Good keyboard skills
Desirable Criteria:
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection. 

Application Information

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website: http://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 9am on 25th November 2019.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

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

Application Pack

Application Form

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.

Job Role 

Fiscal Officer – Band B

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Location Kirkcaldy

Applications will also be welcomed for vacancies that may arise across offices in Tayside, Central and Fife. A location preference will be included in the application form.

Contract Terms

Permanent and fixed-term vacancies, Full time

Starting Salary

Starting salary would be £19,263 with the maximum salary on this scale being £20,717 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 period)
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions
  • Family friendly benefits

 About COPFS

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
  • 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 minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Good keyboard skills
Desirable Criteria:
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection. 

Application Information 

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website: http://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 9am 25th November 2019

Please note we do not accept CVs.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

If you have any queries please email Recruitment@copfs

Application Pack

Application Form

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.

Job Role

Fiscal Officer – Band B

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Location

Glasgow, Ayr, Paisley, Airdrie and Gartcosh

Applications will also be welcomed for vacancies that may arise across offices in Glasgow & Strathkelvin, North Strathclyde and South Strathclyde Dumfries & Galloway. A location preference will be included in the application form.

Contract Terms 

Permanent and fixed-term vacancies, Full time

Starting Salary

Starting salary would be £19,263 with the maximum salary on this scale being £20,717 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 period)
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions
  • Family friendly benefits

 About COPFS

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
  • 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 minimum entry qualifications are 5 National 5s at grades A-C (including English) or equivalent; or demonstrable experience of general office work.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Good keyboard skills
Desirable Criteria:
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Some positions may have a requirement for a clean driving licence; however further information on these positions will be available during the recruitment process.

There are no age limits and suitability for the job will be the determining factor for selection.

Application Information 

Full information and application packs are available to download from our website: http://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 5pm on 18th November 2019

Please note we do not accept CVs.

COPFS has exemptions from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and we must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

We are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer.

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Application Pack

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Band E Finance Business Partner

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: 

Permanent, Full Time 

Starting Salary: £37,484 with the maximum salary on this scale being £44,362 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

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 period).
  • Civil Service pension with employer contributions.
  • Family friendly benefits.

 Location:

Crown Office, Edinburgh

ABOUT COPFS

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

There are 3 Finance Business Partners (FBP) that support each of the three functions in the organisation, and this appointment will be linked with at least one of the functions. The post holder will be expected to be flexible in order to ensure that the team meets its objectives, not just their function’s.The post holder will play a pivotal role in ensuring close coordination between the staff in Finance (Management and Financial Accounting units) and Procurement within the Division; and will be heavily engaged with Business Management across the various Functions in the organisation. The position will report to Head of Management Accounting & Business Planning and will also support the Head of Financial Accounting & Systems.

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

A key focus of this role is the person’s ability to be engaging whilst providing a balance of robust challenge and support, interpret financial information and to communicate to a range of audiences that require different level of analysis e.g. non-finance colleagues and business unit staff through to senior management.The FBP role covers a variety of activities, which include (but not limited to):

  • Assisting with the production of monthly management accounts and (issuing financial data through to delivering finance reports);
  • Taking a proactive approach with stakeholders, such as developing and maintaining relationships with Business Managers to ensuring the sharing of information;
  • Interpreting monthly financial data, undertaking performance analysis, processing corrections, challenging forecasts, investigating/discussing variances, and to meeting timeframes;
  • Identifying and explaining risks, pressures and emerging trends within the function and reconciling to the budget position;
  • Ensuring counter-fraud arrangements are in place;
  • Supporting reconciling payroll and suspense accounts;
  • Supporting system maintenance;
  • Supporting the Annual Business Planning round;
  • Producing the QLTR Annual Accounts and audit papers;
  • Assisting in the production of COPFS Annual Accounts and associated supporting audit papers; and
  • Supporting strategic financial planning and management.The FBP will not initially be required to provide staff management responsibility however there is the possibility that this may be required in future.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

The competencies form the key essential criteria for these posts. In addition the successful candidate must:

  • Be a member of a recognised accountancy body (CCAB or CIMA);
  • Have strong management accounting knowledge and experience, with a good knowledge of business planning and budget monitoring;
  • Have experience of preparing monthly finance reports and/or the ability to assist in report development;
  • Have excellent communication skills, with an ability to build relationships, interact and engage with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Have experience of analysing data e.g. payroll and must possess the ability to reconcile data sources and resolve outstanding balancing items;
  • Have experience of producing or at least having assisted in the production of Annual Accounts;
  • Have experience of, or an aptitude for, working with accounting and other software preferably including Sun Accounting system and Vision/Q&A; and electronic purchase ordering systems, and
  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including the use of Excel at an advanced level.

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

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

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Selection will be competency based.

Closing date for these vacancies is: 29 November 2019 at 5pm

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

OTHER INFORMATION

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.

Application Pack

Application Form

Candidates Guidance and information on Competency Based Selection can be found on the Application Process tab at the top of this page.

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