Band B Fiscal Officers, Edinburgh or Livingston

Full Time


Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a difference by helping to secure justice for the people of Scotland?

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scotland’s sole prosecution service in a fast paced and rewarding job role.

Band B Fiscal Officer




Edinburgh or Livingston – other posts within Lothian and Borders may also be recruited for as part of this exercise

Contract terms

Full time, Permanent


Starting Salary: Starting salary would be £20,763 with the maximum salary on this scale being £22,217 subject to future COPFS pay awards. All salaries are pro rata for part-time staff.

Closing Date

20th November 2020 at 5pm


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.


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.

Modern Apprenticeship

Please note that there may be scope for successful applicants to enrol on the Modern Apprenticeship programme with COPFS.If successful applicants were recently made redundant as a resulting impact of COVID19 and therefore unable to complete a Modern Apprenticeship or Adopt an Intern scheme with another organisation there may be an opportunity to conclude this with COPFS

.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

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

Essential Criteria Required

  • 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
  • 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.

Contact Us

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Additional Information

Application packs are available to download from our website

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Selection will be competency based.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 20th November 2020 at 5pm.

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.

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