Careers at the CPS

At the Crown Prosecution Service we’re 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

Service Management Practitioner - HQ Digital Technology Services
Digital - York
20 June 2018 to 04 July 2018

Unit Head - CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division
Legal - London
19 June 2018 to 03 July 2018

Business Analyst - HQ Digital Technology Services
Digital - this post can be based in York, Wakefield or London. NB: CPS Digital Technology Services operates smarter working so although these three sites are the main hubs, there is potential flexibility to work at alternative CPS sites.
19 June 2018 to 03 July 2018

Apprenticeship, HQ Communications
Administration - Rose Court, London.
14 June 2018 to 02 July 2018

B2 Procurement Manager - HQ Estates and Commercial
Administration - London or York.
11 June 2018 to 29 June 2018

Paralegal assistant - three posts
Legal - Canterbury (one post) or Maidstone (two posts)
11 June 2018 to 25 June 2018

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Wessex
Legal - Eastleigh or Portsmouth
4 June 2018 to 24 June 2018

Recognition for the CPS


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 recognition logoThe CPS has been recognised as one of the Top 10 most family friendly workplaces in Britain at the Working Families Conference 2017.

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.


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.