Careers with the CPS in London

Vacancies in London for Crown Prosecutors, Senior Crown Prosecutors and Legal Managers

 

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CPS London are currently seeking to recruit exceptional lawyers to help deliver justice and support victims and witnesses. The role is varied. You will review, provide advice on and present cases at the magistrates' courts and in the SCP role, you will also coach and mentor Caseworkers, Associate Prosecutors and Crown Prosecutors.

If you are ambitious, hard-working, want to work with like-minded individuals and learn from highly experienced prosecutors in an organisation that is dedicated to delivering justice, find out more at www.cps.gov.uk/careers.

Claire Lindley, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London South, explains more about our current vacancies:

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"I am really pleased to say that we have got some great opportunities in the Crown Prosecution Service in London at the moment.  We're looking for exceptional lawyers who will come and help us to support victims and witnesses of crime, prosecute criminals and deliver justice.

"We have got opportunities at the moment for Crown Prosecutors, Senior Crown Prosecutors and Legal Managers.

"The type of cases that you will be dealing with in London are sensitive, serious, complex and often of high media interest. We are working in a fast-paced, exciting environment in our capital, working alongside the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police, so we are now looking for fully qualified solicitors and barristers to come and join us.

"We have offices in  Southwark and Pimlico and we also have a satellite office in Leicester where lawyers can work remotely for us doing London work. The type of work you will be doing is far-ranging: there is office review and preparation work; there is advice to the police; and there is, of course, a lot of advocacy to be done in both the magistrates' courts and Crown Courts around London.

"In return for you doing this exciting work for us, we have an excellent pay and benefits package for you and you can find more details about that on our Careers website.

"So now is the time - come and join us. We really will make sure you are developed and nurtured and supported if you join the CPS.  We would be really pleased to have you, so make your application now."

Read what some of our current staff say about working for the CPS in London:

Thomas Short, Crown Prosecutor (CP)
"I applied to join the CPS out of a desire to help provide victims of crime with a sense of justice and to work to protect the community in general. I have been a Crown Prosecutor since August 2014, it is hard work but very rewarding and I cannot imagine working anywhere else. I was initially part of the magistrates' court advocacy unit but I am now managing a caseload on the Domestic Violence Unit. Throughout the CPS there are many opportunities to advance and move on to different types of work."

Daniel Geller, Senior Crown Prosecutor (SCP)
"I had worked in the independent bar previously and joined the CPS as a CP in July 2014, becoming a SCP in October 2015. I was drawn by the variety of work - from doing advocacy at court, advising on charges or reviewing and building cases - you get a wide range of work in a uniquely challenging environment. I have always been more interested in prosecuting and you feel you make a real difference to victims and witnesses by working for the CPS and are contributing in a tangible way. There are good career progression prospects and it is an enjoyable place to work, with managers and colleagues who really make you feel valued."

Melanie Parrish, Legal Manager (Level D)
"A real positive of the CPS is that you don't have to specialise too early, if at all, as the organisation covers the entire range of criminal prosecutions. That's what drew me to joining initially. Being a Legal Manager in London is a hands-on people role but it still provides the opportunity to do casework. I enjoy the mentoring and training of my team and working with them to find solutions, stretch themselves and develop. There are performance aspects to the role too that I find very rewarding as you can delve into the detail, identify trends and issues and then work with your team and the police to deliver measurable improvements to the service we provide to victims and witnesses."

Richard Doolan, Senior Crown Prosecutor
"When I took the decision to enter the legal profession I was faced with the option of going into the commercial or criminal fields. I have always been interested in crime and in helping victims of crime and with the CPS being the main prosecutor of crime in England and Wales, I joined via the legal trainee scheme in 2012. I was made a SCP in late 2015. There is a good work/life balance, you are exposed to a wide range of interesting cases, the work you do really impacts on people's lives and there is excellent career progression."

Lynette Woodrow, Legal Manager
"What I particularly enjoy about being a Legal Manager for CPS London is the external engagement. The scope of the role is huge, particularly in the DV unit where I work, and you are regularly in conversation with, or providing training for, external organisations - whether charities or other public agencies. You feel you are not just supporting victims in your legal decision-making but also actively helping to improve the criminal justice system for them. The variety and intensity of work in London is unparalleled and being a Legal Manager in the largest CPS Area stretches you both in a technical legal sense but also in terms of people management. That to me is the appeal of the role."