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

A2 Paralegal Assistant - CPS Thames and Chiltern - External - TVAL1396
1 post in either Reading or St Albans
6 August 2018 to 31 August 2018

Deputy Head of Corporate Communications - HQ Comms
Professional - CPS HQ, London
26 July 2018 to 30 August 2018

Apprentice - Administrator - CPS South West
Administration - Bristol, Exeter or Truro
03 August 2018 to 29 August 2018

B3 – ICT Release Manager
CPS Corporate Services, Digital Technology Services
1 Post in either York or London
13 August 2018 to 09 September 2018

Casework Assistant - CPS Special Crime and Counter Division - External - CASD2101
Number of positions – 1
Location – York
13 August 2018 to 27 August 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.

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.