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Corporate Communications Officer    

 Profession

Corporate Communications

 

Location

The location of this post can be based in any COPFS office.

The home office will be Edinburgh.

 

Contract terms

Fixed Term – 12 months to cover maternity leave

 

Salary

Starting salary would be £26,995 with the maximum salary on this scale being £29,763 subject to future COPFS pay awards.

 

Benefits:

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

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

 

Closing Date

30th January 2022 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

The Corporate Communications team is responsible for delivering a programme of corporate communications and staff engagement activities which directly impact COPFS’s strategic goals and each business area’s objectives.

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties 

  • Support the Corporate Communications team in the delivery of effective internal and corporate communications.
Role Specific Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
  • Plan and deliver high quality internal communications campaigns – specific tasks will include writing and publishing internal comms content, analysing impact
  • Draft and publish engaging content for internal and external updates – ensuring content meets overall objectives of campaign strategy
  • Act as the first point of contact for internal communication enquiries and requests for advice
  • Advise staff on communications best practice and work with them to improve communications
  • Measure and report on intranet and website analytics – and use these to improve future communications
  • Support and deliver projects to improve the corporate intranet and website including engaging with users and making recommendations

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

 

Essential Criteria Required

The competencies listed in the application pack form the key essential criteria for this post.

The postholder will also be expected to demonstrate:

  • Experience and understanding of intranet and website content management systems
  • Internal or external campaigns delivery experience
  • Experience of managing a mailbox and responding to queries
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of internal communications techniques
  • Experience of writing engaging communications, an impeccable grasp of English and good proofreading skills

 

Contact Us

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Additional Information

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 Corporate Communications Officer Application Pack

Band C Corporate Communications Officer 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. 

Fiscal Officer 

Profession

Admin

Locations

Lothian and Borders

Possible locations that may be recruited for will include Edinburgh, Livingston, Jedburgh & Selkirk

Contract Terms

Permanent, Full Time

Although all vacancies are full-time alternate working patterns may be considered for successful candidates where these can be accommodated.

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.

Benefits

We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

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

Closing Date

06th February 2022 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

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
  • The post holder will be expected to be a Commission Holder and appear in court as and when required.   Full training will be provided to the successful candidate.

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 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. 

 

Contact Us

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Additional Information

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 B Fiscal Officer Lothian and Borders Application Pack

 Band B Fiscal Officer Lothian and Borders Application Form

Section Manager  

Profession

Section/Team Management 

Location

Lothian and Borders

Possible locations that may be recruited for will include Edinburgh, Livingston, Jedburgh & Selkirk

Contract terms

Full time, Permanent and Fixed Term contracts

Part 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:

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

Closing Date

6th February 2022 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

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 Lothian & Borders - Application Pack

Band C Section Manager Lothian & Borders - Application Form

Band D Victim Information and Advice Officer       

Profession

Admin

Location

Inverness

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. 

Benefits

:We offer an excellent range of benefits which include:

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

Closing Date 

6th February 2022 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

This post is working within the High Court Victim Information and Advice Team. The cases in the High court are the most serious cases that are dealt with in Scotland including murder and serious sexual offending.

As a VIA Officer you will play a pivotal role within Scotland’s sole prosecution service. You will advise Victims, Witnesses and Bereaved next of kin in criminal proceedings calling in the High Court about the progress of cases, signposting them to support services and attend meetings with them. 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 strong communication skills and personal resilience. Whilst there may be an opportunity to undertake a variety of duties within COPFS, the main function of the role is to support and guide Victims, Witnesses and Bereaved next of kin through the criminal process sensitively and appropriately.

You will be responsible for both office based duties including drafting legal notices and applications for Court within defined timescales and the supporting of bereaved relatives, victims and witnesses face to face at Court,

You must be passionate about serving the public interest at all times; confident in taking decisions and be committed to meeting the diverse needs of victims and witnesses.

Training will be provided to support successful candidates.

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

 

Essential Criteria Required

  • Literacy and fluency in English
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills with demonstrable experience of communicating with vulnerable individuals
  • Be an effective, strong team player with personal resilience to work with sensitive cases in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and sound judgement in reaching decisions
  • Good knowledge of IT software packages
Desirable Criteria Required
  • An understanding of the work of COPFS and the criminal justice system in Scotland

 

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

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 VIA Officer Inverness Application Pack

Band D VIA Officer Inverness Application Form

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