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

Criminal Justice Advisors (Waiting List Only) - CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division
Legal - Overseas
Salary: £58,998 - £70,240
Closing date: 12 July 2019

Specialist Prosecutor - Liaison Prosecutor (Waiting List Only) - CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division
Legal - Overseas
Salary: £58,998 - £70,240
Closing date: 19 June 2019

Senior Crown Prosecutors (30 posts)
Legal - National - All Areas across England and Wales
Salary: £46,228 - £54,789 (National)/£48,576 - £61,660 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 27 June 2019

Crown Prosecutors - (30 posts)
Legal - National - All Areas across England and Wales
Salary: £38,000 - £40,000 (National) / £40,000 - £44,000 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 27 June 2019

Workforce Planning, Insight & Design Lead - CPS Corporate Services, HR Directorate
Corporate - York, London or Liverpool
Salary: (London) £37,854 - £44,854 + £3,150 RRA - (National) £36,703 - £42,745
Closing date: 20 Jun 2019

Paralegal Assistant - CPS South East
Administration - South East, Guildford Crown Court and waiting list for Lewes, Maidstone and Canterbury Crown Court
Salary: £20,999 - £23,984
Closing date: 19 June 2019

Recognition for the CPS

BiTC

BiTC recognition logoThis accolade recognises the CPS as an organisation where people, no matter their ethnicity and background, have opportunities to develop and build careers.

The CPS is committed to being a workplace that is truly inclusive, and an organisation that reflects, understands and supports the communities we serve.

Initiatives such as reverse mentoring and the positive action pathway, the support given by the National Black Crown Prosecution Association (NBCPA) and work across the business to tackle hate crime are just some of the ways that are helping us fulfil these commitments.

Working Families

Working Families top 10 employers award logoThe 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_leader.pngThis 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.

a:gender

careers_a_gender.pnga:gender is the organisation that supports all trans and intersex staff across government. Each year they carry out a ‘health check’ across departments to determine how staff are supported through policies and culture.

In 2017 the CPS was awarded first place in the a:gender health check.

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 CPS was also named by IiP in the four top Silver Standard employers (5000+ employees) for 2017.

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

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.