JOB TITLE: Messenger 

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Contract terms: Full time, 6 months with possibility of extension/permanency

Salary:   £18,113 - £19,567

Location: Aberdeen

25 days paid holiday pro rata + public and privilege holidays

Flexible Working Hours


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.

Please note that COPFS is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).  All convictions whether they are spent or not, will be considered.

COPFS must also adhere to strict Civil Service and Cabinet Office Baseline Personnel Security Standards regarding nationality, identity and history verification rules.

General Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

  • Performs court messenger duties to/from court and non-court sites;
  • Operates court vehicle to pick up and deliver court records, files, office supplies and deliveries;
  • Mail management duties, including open and delivery of mail within the office and to external stakeholders;
  • Management of outgoing mail. Collects and affixes proper postage to outgoing mail; picks up mail and files to be delivered to/from court offices;
  • General office duties;
  • Filing;
  • Photocopying

Essential Criteria

Require a clean UK driver’s license (full).

Candidates are also required to have passes in 5 standard grades/ National Level 5 (including English, all at grades 1-3 or A-C) or equivalent; or proven experience of general office work.

Desirable Criteria

  • An understanding of the work of COPFS
  • A desire to work in the Criminal Justice Sector

Application packs are available to download from our website.

If you have any queries please contact our vacancies page for more details or contact us.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. 

Selection will be competency based. 

Closing date for these vacancies is: 15th November 2017 at 5pm

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Application Details

Closing date:

Crown Office HR
25 Chambers Street

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