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Careers at the CPS

At the Crown Prosecution Service we are responsible for delivering justice through the independent and effective prosecution of crime. As the principal prosecuting authority across England and Wales the nature and diversity of cases we advise on and prosecute means our work is often challenging and complex.

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Latest vacancies

National Crown Advocate Campaign - 20 posts
Legal - Cymru/Wales (1 post); London North (1 post); East Midlands (1 post); East of England (2 posts); Wessex (4 posts); Mersey-Cheshire (3 posts); South West (4 posts); Thames & Chiltern (Recruiting for a reserve list only)
Salary: £49,943 - £59,039 (National) / £54,283 - £63,706 + £1,050 RRA (St Albans) / £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing Date: 30 September 2020

National Senior Crown Advocate Campaign - 11 posts
Legal - London North (1 post); London South (1 post); East Midlands (2 posts); Mersey-Cheshire (2 posts); South West (1 post); East of England (1 post); Yorkshire & Humberside (2 posts); Thames & Chiltern (Recruiting for a reserve list only)
Salary: £65,108 - £70,672 (National) / £67,933 - £73,553 + £1,050 RRA (St Albans) / £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing Date: 30 September 2020

Paralegal Officer - CPS London North - 5 posts
Administration - London
Salary: £26,438 - £29,663 + £3,150 RRA
Closing Date: 24 September 2020

Specialist Prosecutor - International Justice and Organised Crime Division (Extradition) - 2 posts
Legal - England and Wales (This post can be based at any CPS office, subject to accommodation being available)
Salary: £54,702 - £66,000 (National) / £58,998 - £70,240 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing Date: 22 September 2020

N.B. RRA = Recruitment and Retention Allowance

Recognition for the CPS

Employers for Carers Scheme Carer Confident AwardThe Carer Confident benchmarking scheme assists employers to build a supportive and inclusive workplace for staff who are, or will become, carers and to make the most of the talents that carers can bring to the workplace. The CPS is delighted to have received a Level 2 Carers Confident certificate which identifies the CPS as employers who are accomplished in providing support to staff who are carers. Our Carers Passport and Carers Charter were highlighted as examples of best practice.

Social Mobility Employer Index

Top 75 employer for social mobilityThe Crown Prosecution Service has been ranked as one of the Top 75 employers in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2019.

The top 75 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace are included in what is believed to be the world’s only Social Mobility Employer Index.

Working Families

Top 10 Employer Working Families 2019The CPS has again been recognised as one of the Top 10 most family friendly workplaces in Britain by Working Families, the UK’s work-life balance charity.

The Top 10 is based on the Working Families’ benchmarking survey which examines all aspects of workplace flexibility and how employers support the work-life balance of their staff. Our policies for flexible working, support for parents and recruitment practices were all praised as best practice.

Disability Confident Leader

Careers Disability Confident LeaderThis recognises the CPS as an organisation which plays a leading role in shifting attitudes towards disability and where disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

The CPS is one of only 10 Government departments who have achieved leader status.

Investors in People

Investors in People (IiP) - silver standard logoThe CPS is accredited by Investors in People (IiP) at silver standard. This standard recognises excellence in people management and identifies CPS as an employer who leads, supports and manages people well for sustainable results.  In achieving accreditation, IiP recognised the key to the CPS’ success has been the development of our people through consistent practices across locations, and an investment in leadership and management skills.

The Good Recruitment Charter

Good Recruitment Campaign logoThe charter defines good recruitment practice through nine key principles that the organisations who sign up to the charter will aspire to. Good recruitment helps organisations to acquire the talent they need in order to perform and grow. It provides great candidate experiences and helps ensure that the UK workforce is used to its full potential.


Vercida top 10 BAME employer award The CPS has been listed as a Top 10 BAME-Inclusive Employer for 2018 by Vercida, a careers site dedicated to showcasing employers that place  Values, Equality, Respect, Culture, Inclusion, Diversity, Accessibility at the core of its employment. The annual awards recognise excellence and commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace with the CPS achieving a Top 10 ranking alongside high profile employers from both the public and private sectors. Entrants are judged according to factors like diversity initiatives within their own business/organisation, the efforts made to generate awareness of these practices, partnerships with diverse initiatives, external awards received that year and how they rank with prospective candidates.

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