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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

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS East of England (1 post)
Legal - Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich
Salary - £58,040-£66,990
Closing date: 10 February 2021

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS East Midlands (1 post)
Legal - Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham
Salary: £58,040-£66,990
Closing date: 10 February 2021

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS Yorkshire & Humberside (5 posts)
Legal - Hull, Leeds, Sheffield
Salary: £58,040-£66,990
Closing date: 10 February 2021

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS Cymru/Wales (4 posts)
Legal - Cardiff, Mold, Swansea
Salary: £58,040-£66,990
Closing date: 10 February 2021

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS South East (1 post)
Legal - Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Guildford
Salary: £63,960 - £71,310
Closing date: 10 February 2021

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS Thames and Chiltern (1 post)
Legal - Reading, St Albans
Salary: £63,960 - £71,310 + £1050 RRA (St Albans only)
Closing date: 10 February 2021

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS Mersey-Cheshire (1 post)
Legal - Liverpool
Salary: £58,040-£66,990
Closing date: 10 February 2021

District Crown Prosecutor - CPS South West (1 post)
Legal - Bristol, Exeter, Truro
Salary: £58,040-£66,990
Closing date: 10 February 2021

Paralegal Assistant - CPS Thames and Chiltern
Administration - Reading or St Albans
Salary: £20,999 - £24,590 + £1,050 RRA (St. Albans only)
Closing date: 4 February 2021

Crown Prosecutor - CPS South East (1 post)
Legal - Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Guildford
Salary: £40,000 - £44,660
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Crown Prosecutor - CPS Cymru/Wales (1 post)
Legal - Cardiff, Mold, Swansea
Salary: £38,000 - £42,630
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Crown Prosecutor - CPS East Midlands (1 post)
Legal - Leicester, Nottingham
Salary: £38,000 - £42,630
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Crown Prosecutor - CPS East of England (5 posts)
Legal - Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich
Salary: £38,000 - £42,630
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Mersey-Cheshire (4 posts)
Legal - Liverpool
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS West Midlands (5 posts)
Legal - Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS North East (1 post)
Legal - Newcastle, Middlesbrough
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS South East (5 posts)
Legal - Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Guildford
Salary: £50,519 - £62,590
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS South West (7 posts)
Legal - Bristol, Exeter, Truro
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Cymru/Wales (1 post)
Legal - Cardiff, Mold, Swansea
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Thames and Chiltern (3 posts)
Legal - Reading, St Albans
Salary: £50,519-£62,590 + £1,050 RRA (St Albans only)
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Wessex (12 posts)
Legal - Eastleigh, Portsmouth
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS North West (5 posts)
Legal - Carlisle, Manchester, Preston
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Yorkshire & Humberside (10 posts)
Legal - Hull, Leeds, Sheffield
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS East Midlands (3 posts)
Legal - Leicester, Nottingham
Salary: £48,077-£55,610
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS East of England (7 posts)
Legal - Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich
Salary: £48,077-£55,610 (National) / £50,519 - £62,590 (London)
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS London (12 posts)
Legal - Cardiff, London
Salary: £48,077 - £55,610 (National) / £50,519 - £62,590 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 03 February 2021

Operational Training Tutor - CPS HQ Operations
Operational Delivery - Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Eastleigh, Exeter, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Mold, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Preston, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Truro, Warrington, York
Salary: £38,180 - £43,390
Closing& date: 02 February 2021

Programme Manager - CPS HQ Strategy and Policy
Administration - England and Wales (regular travel to London may be required)
Salary: £50,850 - £59,670 (National) / £54,760 - £65,050 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 01 February 2021

Paralegal Assistant - CPS Yorkshire and Humberside
Administration - Leeds or Sheffield
Salary: £20,251 - £23,470
Closing date: 31 January 2021

Area Performance Manager - CPS Thames and Chiltern
Administration - Reading or St Albans, some travel may be required monthly
Salary: £31,560 - £35,020 + £1,050 RRA (St Albans only)
Closing date: 29 January 2021

HR Officer (Employee Relations and Policy) - CPS HQ HR Directorate
Administration - Please note this post can be based at either London, Liverpool, York or Cardiff, however there will be expectation to travel to London post Covid19.
Salary: £25,480 - £28,430 (National) / £26,970 - £30,110 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 27 January 2021

Cyber Manager - CPS HQ Security and Assurance Division
Administration - London/National (can be based at any CPS office)
Salary: £30,130 - £33,130 (National) / £31,560 - £35,020 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 22 January 2021

NB: 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

The Crown Prosecution Service has been ranked 55th in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2020, the leading authority on employer best practice, demonstrating our commitment to social mobility in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Index was created by the Social Mobility Foundation in 2017 and ranks UK employers on the action they take to ensure they are open to and progressing talent from all backgrounds.

Working Families

The Crown Prosecution Service has been ranked in the top 10 employer for working families standard 2020.

The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark has been developed to allow organisations to measure their work/life policies and activities against current practice, and to identify areas where future activities should be targeted.

The benchmark measures four key areas to build a comprehensive picture of the flexible and family friendly environment within an organisation.

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

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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