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Procurator Fiscal Depute East

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service 

Contract terms: Permanent appointment, Full Time. 

Salary:  Year 1 - £33,551 rising to £37,938 in year 2 while undertaking accreditation. Salaries then move to the standard Procurator Fiscal Depute main scale commencing at £40,974 and rising in annual increments to £52,487 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:  

Roles are available in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Kirkcaldy/Dunfermline

It is expected that we will fill posts in the above locations from this exercise, however further appointments may be made for Lothian and Boards and Tayside Central and Fife. 

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 

As a Procurator Fiscal Depute you will play a key role in the criminal justice system. You will take decisions on criminal proceedings, conduct courts and work closely with the police and other criminal justice partners to improve the efficient delivery of justice for local communities.

This is demanding role, acting in the public interest as one of the Lord Advocate’s local representatives, requiring common sense, good judgement and decision making, flexibility, legal and advocacy skills and a sound knowledge of the criminal law system in Scotland. Whilst you may be asked to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the main essence of the role is to mark cases, prepare and present cases effectively in court and deal sensitively and appropriately with victims and witnesses.

You must be passionate about serving the public interest at all times; confident in making complex decisions, based on independent assessment of all the available evidence; and enthusiastic about public service and meeting the needs of victims and witnesses.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

  • Candidates must be a solicitor or advocate qualified to practice in Scotland and hold a valid unrestricted practicing certificate.

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 https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Selection will be competency based.

Closing date for these vacancies is: 7th December 2020 10am

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.

Procurator Fiscal Depute East Application Form

Procurator Fiscal Depute East Application Pack

Procurator Fiscal Depute

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service 

Contract terms: Permanent appointment, Full Time. 

Salary:  Year 1 - £33,551 rising to £37,938 in year 2 while undertaking accreditation. Salaries then move to the standard Procurator Fiscal Depute main scale commencing at £40,974 and rising in annual increments to £52,487 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:  

Roles are available in Glasgow, Paisley/Dumbarton/Greenock/Kilmarnock/Ayr and Hamilton/Airdrie

It is expected that we will fill posts in the above locations from this exercise, however further appointments may be made for Glasgow, North Strathclyde and South Strathclyde

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 

As a Procurator Fiscal Depute you will play a key role in the criminal justice system. You will take decisions on criminal proceedings, conduct courts and work closely with the police and other criminal justice partners to improve the efficient delivery of justice for local communities.

This is demanding role, acting in the public interest as one of the Lord Advocate’s local representatives, requiring common sense, good judgement and decision making, flexibility, legal and advocacy skills and a sound knowledge of the criminal law system in Scotland. Whilst you may be asked to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the main essence of the role is to mark cases, prepare and present cases effectively in court and deal sensitively and appropriately with victims and witnesses.

You must be passionate about serving the public interest at all times; confident in making complex decisions, based on independent assessment of all the available evidence; and enthusiastic about public service and meeting the needs of victims and witnesses.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA REQUIRED

  • Candidates must be a solicitor or advocate qualified to practice in Scotland and hold a valid unrestricted practicing certificate.

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 https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

 Selection will be competency based.

Closing date for these vacancies is: Monday 7th December at 10.00am

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.

Procurator Fiscal Depute West Application Form

Procurator Fiscal Depute West Application Pack

Infrastructure Support Engineer         

 Profession

IT

Location

Legal House | 101 Gorbals Street | Glasgow | G5 9DW. This will be a mix of office based and remote working

Contract terms

Permanent, full time appointment

Salary

Starting salary would be £30,500 with the maximum salary on this scale being £34,150 subject to future COPFS pay awards

.As part of COPFS IS Division, you will participate in the British Computer Society’s Professional Development Scheme.  This post attracts an IT allowance of £4,000 p.a.

Benefits:

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.

Closing Date

 4th December 2020 at 5pm

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.

ISD provides wide ranging IT infrastructure, information systems and digital services to COPFS users located in offices throughout Scotland and to external customers and stakeholders.  ISD is involved in a number of challenging, innovative and continuous improvement projects to support business needs and to deliver COPFS’ digital strategy aims.  Headed by the Director of IT, ISD is organised in four main groups: Enterprise Solutions; Enterprise Technologies; Enterprise Applications; Cybersecurity and Resilience.  ISD has around 50 permanent team members plus additional contractor staff based in its offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

About the Role

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties 

The Infrastructure team is responsible for monitoring and supporting all infrastructure assets and configuration items deployed across the enterprise, ensuring services are high performing, efficient and effective.  The Infrastructure team provides leadership and plays an important role in upgrading and optimising the wide-ranging infrastructure services that our user community relay upon to complete their objectives.  The team influences, designs and implements infrastructure components of customer centred Digital Services to support business goals and Scotland’s justice system.  The Infrastructure team seeks to maximise the potential from new technologies, industry methodologies and best-practice to support the COPFS’ business needs and in a drive for continuous improvement and to deliver real business transformation.   

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Operational support and delivery of COPFS’ infrastructure enterprise services - (including, but not limited to, VMware virtual server and desktop systems, Microsoft 2012/2016 server, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Exchange 2016, Exchange Online, SAN technologies and CISCO networking solutions)
  • Work as part of a team to successfully deliver and implement infrastructure systems and solutions
  • Provide suggested initiatives and improvements to both the enterprise and division working practices and processes
  • Completion of daily, weekly and monthly proactive maintenance tasks to ensure the availability and performance of the enterprise

This is not an exhaustive list of duties

.All competencies, as indicated within the Competency Framework, are relevant to the role and illustrate the level of competence expected of an employee in this grade.  However, for the purposes of assessment the following competencies will apply:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Collaborating and Partnering

Essential Criteria Required

The above competencies form the key essential criteria for this post.The successful candidate will also demonstrate the below essential criteria:

  • Strong technical background and experience of supporting enterprise level IT infrastructure services
  • Enhanced technical capability and understanding of Microsoft Server 2012 and beyond, Active Directory, Exchange 2016, Exchange Online, VMware VSphere, VDI, SAN, Cisco network technologies and Microsoft Cloud Technologies.
  • An understanding of end user device management, including desktops/laptops, profile management and software delivery through SCCM and/or Intune
  • An ability to interact and communicate effectively across all levels

  Contact Us

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

Additional Information

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

Applications should be made by CV.

  Please submit your personal information form with your CV no later than 5pm on Friday 4th December to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

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.

Band D Infrastructure Support Engineer Applicant Pack

Band D Infrastructure Support Engineer Personal Information Form

Band C Senior Service Desk Analyst 

 Profession

IT

Location

Legal House | 101 Gorbals Street | Glasgow | G5 9DW. This will be a mix of office based and remote working

Contract terms

Permanent, Full Time Appointment

Salary

Starting salary would be £25,409 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,039 subject to future COPFS pay awards. 

As part of COPFS IS Division, you will participate in the British Computer Society’s Professional Development Scheme. This post attracts an IT allowance of £4,000 p.a.

Benefits

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.

Closing Date

11th December 2020 at 5pm

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 

The IT Service Desk team supports and provides the first point of contact to all internal and external customers who require an IT incident be resolved or a request to be actioned.  This is a dynamic and fast paced customer support and delivery team.  These posts have a critical role to play in ISD’s delivery of customer focused services and in how ISD is perceived by its customers.  The IT Service Desk aims to resolve a minimum of 80% of incidents at first line. These incidents cover wide ranging enterprise IT systems and services, which are offered through the Service Catalogue.  These include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Office applications, hardware devices and case management applications. The IT Service Desk team prides itself in providing a high level of customer service and engagement, supporting customers with their IT needs in order that they can deliver their business objectives.  

Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Responsible for day-to-day task allocation, team management and performance management for a team of Service Desk Analysts
  • Action and manage requests for IT services offered through the Service Catalogue in line with agreed SLAs and act as an escalation point for urgent incidents and requests
  • Ensure customers are kept informed with status updates throughout the life of their incident or request
  • Ensure ISD’s service management policies and procedures are adhered to and applied professionally
  • Engage effectively with ISD’s operational support teams to manage, resolve and communicate solutions to IT incidents and requests
  • Work as part of a team to successfully deliver and implement infrastructure systems and solutions
  • Be a positive member of the ISD team, suggesting initiatives and improvements to both the enterprise and division working practices and processes

This is not an exhaustive list of duties.

All competencies, as indicated within the Competency Framework, are relevant to the role and illustrate the level of competence expected of an employee in this grade.  However, for the purposes of assessment the following competencies will apply:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Leading and Communicating
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
Essential Criteria Required
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of using IT technologies in a professional environment, including Windows 10, Microsoft Office applications, Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange/Exchange Online
  • Experience managing a team of Service Desk Analysts or a customer facing support team driven by meeting Service Level Agreements
  • Must have excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively across all levels to ensure customer issues are resolved to agreed levels
  • Ability to demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Able to apply and adhere to defined customer support and management procedures to respond to requests for support by identifying, registering and categorising IT incidents and requests for digital services
Desirable Criteria
  • ITIL certification
  • Microsoft certification
  • Experience with Freshservice or similar SaaS ITSM tool
  • Experience writing technical documentation and user guides

Contact Us

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

Additional Information

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

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Selection will be competency based.We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

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.

Band C Senior Service Desk Analyst Applicant Pack

Band C Senior Service Desk Analyst Application Form

Be the First to Know

If you would like to be the first to hear about opportunities to work with COPFS please complete the Speculative CV Questionnaire document and submit this by email with your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This will let us know which of the below types of role you would like to hear from us about.

  • Legal
  • Administration
  • Marketing/ Communication
  • IT
  • Finance
  • HR

In line with our data retention policy we will hold your information and CV if submitted for up to 6 months unless we contact you sooner regarding a relevant opportunity that you may be interested in. You are welcome to register your interest again after being contacted or following the 6 month period.

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