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 Section Manager  

 Profession

Section/Team Management

Location

Aberdeen – other vacancies across the Grampians, Highlands and Islands area may be filled from this exercise.   

Contract terms

Full time, Permanent and Fixed Term contractsPart time/job share will also be considered.

Salary

Starting salary would be £26,995 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,776 subject to future COPFS pay awards. All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • 11.5 paid public and privilege holidays
  • 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

15th October 2021 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

We have a number of exciting Section manager (Executive Officer/Band C) opportunities available across different functions of COPFS and in offices across Scotland. Most of these roles fall under the title of Section Manager however this exercise may be used to fill various self-performing management roles. Within these roles you will play an essential part in ensuring quality and delivery of COPFS services by supporting colleagues across various grades and managing a team of administrators.

Core Tasks

Your duties will involve working with colleagues to ensure delivery of COPFS services. People management and interpersonal skills will be essential to team processes and stakeholder interests. Typical Section Manager tasks will include:

  • Managing people – conduct appraisal meetings quarterly. Manage attendance, relationships and wellbeing. Uphold the principles of recognising and consistently valuing equality and inclusion and uphold our core values of ‘being professional’ and ‘showing respect’. Monitor flexible working patterns and ensure use of leave and other allowances.
  • Managing workflow – plan and distribute work ensuring it can be progressed and target dates can be met.
  • Managing quality – systematically monitor and address any issues with standards of work, recognising quality and sharing good practice across the business area. Ensure data handled is stored securely and maintained to the highest standards.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Essential Criteria

In addition to the competencies highlighted in the Application Pack applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of ability to manage a team or workload
  • Ability to work with others towards a common goal
  • Experience of working with digital processes or systems
Desirable Criteria
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland.
  • Experience of either creating or implementing changes to business processes and reviewing impact.

 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. 

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.

Band C Section Manager GHI Application Form

Band C Section Manager GHI Application Pack

 

Assistant Forensic Accountant

Proceeds of Crime Unit (POCU)/Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) 

Profession

Finance

Location 

Edinburgh with flexibility subject to business need. Travel across Scotland will be required for court purposes.

Contract terms

Permanent, Full time

Salary

Starting salary would be £51,668 with the maximum salary on this scale being £61,617 subject to future COPFS pay awards. 

Benefits

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • 11.5 public and privilege holidays
  • 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

29th October 2021 at 5pm 

About the Proceeds of Crime and Serious and Organised Crime Unit

The Proceeds of Crime Unit is a multi-disciplinary operational unit of the Serious Casework Group function.  The aim of the criminal confiscation provisions of the Proceeds of Crime legislation is to allow the court, following upon a conviction, to make a confiscation order requiring an accused to pay a fixed sum of money reflecting the benefit obtained from either particular criminal conduct or, in appropriate cases, from a criminal lifestyle.The Serious and Organised Crime Unit was established to ensure that COPFS can respond robustly to the threat posed by serious and organised crime and to reflect the priorities and the strategy set by the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce, which is co-chaired by the Lord Advocate and the Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

About the Role 

The post-holder will be responsible for progression of their own case load whilst being flexible to the business needs of POCU and SOCU Key duties will include but are not limited to:  Case delivery and management:

  • Analysis and review of financial information, together with supporting evidence, submitted by Law Enforcement Agencies in relation to both criminal investigations and Confiscation proceeds arising under Proceeds of Crime legislation
  • Examination of reports and other evidence submitted by defence solicitors and defence accountants.
  • Advising own team and internal/external stakeholders on potential lines for further financial enquiries.
  • Providing advice and support to fellow professionals within the team/Crown Counsel in relation to internally and externally generated data and reports.
  • Attending court, as a witness in a professional capacity.
  • Examination of accounting and business records, including financial statements of business entities and their supporting books and records.
  • Providing accounting expertise to internal and external stakeholders to assist in complex financial criminal cases.
  • Providing accounting expertise to internal stakeholders to assist in cases involving quantification of fines.
  • Attending court as a witness in an expert or professional capacity
  • Line management responsibility for Financial Analyst(s)


Training will be provided to support successful candidates.

Essential Criteria Required

As well as the competencies contained within the application pack: 

  • Applicants must be CCAB qualified with demonstrable Forensic Accountancy experience, preferably gained in an investigative/law enforcement environment
  • Successful candidates will require to be security vetted to SC level
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Sound knowledge of IT software packages
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills with demonstrable experience of communicating at all levels verbally and in writing
  • Be an effective, strong team leader and be aware of and recognise the needs, development and pressures of others
  • Be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with all internal and external stakeholders across the public and private sector
  • Analysis of complex information and drafting clear narratives and conclusions
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, prioritising a diverse workload across a team, showing judgement in reaching decisions and meeting challenging deadlines
Desirable Criteria
  • A knowledge and understanding of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Experience of giving evidence in court

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. 

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.

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.

Band F Assistant Forensic Accountant Application Form

Band F Assistant Forensic Accountant Application Pack

 

Business Manager

           

Profession

Business Management

Location

Glasgow, Edinburgh & Paisley. 

Other locations across Scotland may be filled from this exercise.  Please outline your preferences on your application. 

Contract terms

Permanent, Full TimePart time/job share will also be considered. Temporary vacancies may also be filled.

Salary

Starting salary would be £31,266 with the maximum salary on this scale being £35,813 subject to future COPFS pay awards. Pro rata salary for part time staff.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • 11.5 paid public and privilege holidays
  • 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

15th October 2021 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

We have a number of exciting Business Manager opportunities available across different functions of COPFS and in offices across Scotland. Most of these roles fall under the title of Business Manager however this exercise may be used to fill various self-performing management roles. Within these roles you will play an essential part in ensuring quality and delivery of COPFS services by supporting colleagues across various grades and managing a team of Section Managers and act as Countersigning Officer to a team of Fiscal Officers.  Some of our Business Manager roles have responsibility for several offices within a Sheriffdom Business Unit or function.

Core Tasks

Your duties will involve working with colleagues to ensure delivery of COPFS services. People management and interpersonal skills will be essential to team processes and stakeholder interests. Typical Business Manager tasks will include:Band D Business Manager Application Form

  • Managing people – regularly review the skills and knowledge of my Team, conduct appraisal meetings quarterly, set objectives, monitor wellbeing, enable opportunities for the Team to develop or improve their skills to meet the challenges ahead and enhance their opportunities for career development. Recognise and value the diversity of people and champion equality.  You will also work in close partnership with HR to manage all people management matters within your offices of responsibility and coach managers in dealing with challenging situations.
  • Managing workflow – you will lead a team of managers to ensure effective and efficient delivery of business in your area of responsibility.  You will regularly monitor quality and compliance with business processes and timescales.  You will discuss issues with your team, seek updates from your team and provide both assurance and updates to the Senior Business Manager.  You will utilise internal case management systems to assist you in this area of work.
  • Working with stakeholders - liaise and meet regularly with COPFS colleagues and external stakeholders, attend meetings to establish protocols, discuss improvements and best practice to assist in the delivery of key work objectives.
  • Engagement – you will be a visible leader who is approachable.  You will chair meetings with your team of managers and attend meetings to represent your office or area of responsibility.  You will contribute to strategic planning and assist in the implementation of change.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Essential Criteria

In addition to the competencies highlighted in the Application Pack applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of quality monitoring and process improvement skills.
  • Knowledge and application of business processes and systems.
  • Knowledge and application of HR Policy.
Desirable Criteria
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Packages and ability to adapt to use of internal IT systems.

 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. 

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.

Band D Business Manager Application Form

Band D Business Manager Application Pack

 

Case Preparer – Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

 Profession

Casework / Investigation

Location

Posts available across Scotland.

Contract terms

Permanent, Full time

Salary

Starting salary would be £31,266 with the maximum salary on this scale being £35,813 subject to future COPFS pay awards. 

Closing Date

24th October 2021 at Midnight

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.

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.

About the Role

As a Case Preparer you will play an exciting role within Scotland’s sole prosecution service. You will support our lawyers in making recommendations on criminal proceedings in cases allocated to you. You will work closely with lawyers, police, and other criminal justice partners to improve the efficient delivery of justice for local communities.

This is demanding role, requiring common sense and flexibility. Whilst there may be an opportunity to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the main function of the role is to prepare cases effectively for court and deal sensitively and appropriately with victims and witnesses.

You must be passionate about serving the public interest at all times; confident in taking decisions and making recommendations, based on assessment of all the available evidence; and be committed to meeting the diverse needs of victims and witnesses.

The majority of these posts will involve work on serious crime including sexual offences and applicants must be prepared to undertake work of this nature. Training will be provided to support successful candidates.

Essential Criteria Required

As well as the criteria noted below; the competencies contained within the application pack will form the key essential criteria for this post:

  • Recognised qualification in legal studies or demonstrable experience with investigative casework and reporting cases.
  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Sound knowledge of IT software packages
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills with demonstrable experience of communicating at all levels verbally and in writing
  • Be an effective, strong team player and be aware of and recognise the needs and pressures of others
  • Be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with all internal and external stakeholders across the Criminal Justice Sector including: Professional/Expert witnesses, and Victims including children and vulnerable witnesses.
  • Analysis of complex information and drafting clear narratives and conclusions in relation to either civil or criminal law
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, prioritising a diverse workload, showing judgement in reaching decisions and meeting challenging deadlines.
Desirable Criteria 
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland
  • Personal resilience to work with sensitive cases in a fast-paced environment

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.

 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.

Band C Case Preparer Application Pack

Band D Case Preparer Application Form

 

 

Section Manager 

Profession

Section/Team Management

Location

Vacancies across South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway may be filled from this exercise

Contract terms

Full time, Permanent and Fixed Term contractsPart time/job share will also be considered.

Salary

Starting salary would be £26,995 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,776 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days paid holiday (rising to 30 days paid holiday after 4 years).
  • 11.5 paid public and privilege holidays
  • 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

31st October 2021 at Midnight.

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

We have a number of exciting Section Manager opportunities available across the different functions of COPFS. Most of these roles fall under the title of Section Manager however this exercise may be used to fill various self-performing management roles. Within these roles you will play an essential part in ensuring quality and delivery of COPFS services by supporting colleagues across various grades and managing a team of administrators.

Core Tasks

Your duties will involve working with colleagues to ensure delivery of COPFS services. People management and interpersonal skills will be essential to team processes and stakeholder interests. Typical Section Manager tasks will include:

  • Managing people – conduct appraisal meetings quarterly. Manage attendance, relationships and wellbeing. Uphold the principles of recognising and consistently valuing equality and inclusion and uphold our core values of ‘being professional’ and ‘showing respect’. Monitor flexible working patterns and ensure use of leave and other allowances.
  • Managing workflow – plan and distribute work ensuring it can be progressed and target dates can be met.
  • Managing quality – systematically monitor and address any issues with standards of work, recognising quality and sharing good practice across the business area. Ensure data handled is stored securely and maintained to the highest standards.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties.

Essential Criteria

In addition to the competencies highlighted in the Application Pack applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Evidence of ability to manage a team or workload
  • Ability to work with others towards a common goal
  • Experience of working with digital processes or systems
Desirable Criteria
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal law system in Scotland.
  • Experience of either creating or implementing changes to business processes and reviewing impact.

 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. 

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.

Band C Section Manager SSDG - Application Pack

Band C Section Manager SSDG - Application Form

Job Role
Fiscal Officer – Band BCrown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms:

Permanent, Full time

Location:

Edinburgh and Lothians – Other suitable locations may also be filled from this recruitment campaign.

Starting Salary:

Starting salary would be £20,864 with the maximum salary on this scale being £23,032 subject to future COPFS pay awards.  All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff. Although all vacancies are full-time alternate working patterns may be considered for successful candidates where these can be accommodated.

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).
  • 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:

31st October 2021 at Midnight

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 roleEssential 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

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: https://www.copfs.gov.uk/careers.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 31st October 2021 at Midnight

Please note we do not accept CV’s.

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.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.

Band B Fiscal Officer Edinburgh and Lothians - Application Form

Band B Fiscal Officer Edinburgh and Lothians Application Pack

 

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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.

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  • 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.