Sheriffdom Procurator Fiscal

Contract Type
Practice Area
North Strathclyde
£86,398 (Full Time) with generous pension scheme
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are looking for a qualified solicitor or advocate to the service as a Sheriffdom Procurator Fiscal (SPF) - Apply Now!

Job Description


About the Role:

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is Scotland’s public prosecution service and death investigation authority. Our work helps to ensure that Scotland is safe from crime, disorder, and danger.  We are looking for qualified solicitor or advocate to join the service as a Sheriffdom Procurator Fiscal (SPF).  This is an exciting opportunity to combine prosecution and legal experience with a track record of leadership in a challenging, focused, and fast paced environment.  We are looking for leaders who are experienced in leading change and improvement and are passionate about improving our service to victims of crime.


As SPF you will play a critical role and lead on operational responsibilities for all Summary and Sheriff and Jury prosecutions within North Strathclyde. You will support both the Deputy Crown Agent Local Court (LC) and Deputy Head of LC to meet the objectives set out within the LC Business Plan and participate in the LC Performance Board and LC Executive Board.


You will also work closely with the senior management team within North Strathclyde to ensure high quality case work is undertaken, staff are supported, and a high level of public service is provided. You will hold District Procurator Fiscal Commissions for all local offices and will work closely with other stakeholders including the Sheriff Principal, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service Senior Business Managers, Police Commanders and Community Justice Social Work. As SPF you will be responsible for meeting departmental objectives and delivery targets relating to the sheriffdom.  


If you are a confident and collaborative leader with the experience outlined in our application pack who wishes to make a difference to the prosecution of crime in Scotland, we would welcome your application. 


Additional Information:

For further information on this vacancy please visit COPFS’ Current Vacancies page. 

The application pack available on the Crown Office website contains more information on the role job details, salary information and assessment guide.

This is a permanent, pensionable Senior Civil Service Director (SCS1) role.

For further details on this role and how to apply please review the application pack or email

Alternatively please contact Andrew Laing (Deputy Head of Local Court) directly ( if you have any questions relating to the role.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 02nd June 2024


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce, which reflects the people of Scotland.

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found.  To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan and the Civil Service D&I Strategy.