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Careers at the CPS

We prosecute criminal cases in England and Wales – working with the police and the courts to bring criminals to justice and make the public safer. From Carlisle to Bournemouth and Norwich to Llandudno, our 7,000 committed and highly trained staff work to make sure the right person is prosecuted for the right offence.

Current vacancies

 

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Direct (home based, out of hours) - 21 posts

Legal - CPS Direct provides charging decisions on priority cases. Much of CPSD’s work is out of hours, so that we can provide an emergency response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
National - England and Wales. Home-based.
Salary: £49,050 - £56,450 (National) / £54,100- £63,500 (London)
Closing date:

Crown Prosecutor - CPS Areas (14 posts)

Legal
Birmingham, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chippenham, Eastleigh, Exeter, Guildford, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Mold, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Sheffield, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Swindon, Truro. (Please note for CPS Wessex – Offices are based in Eastleigh, Portsmouth, Swindon and deployment will be to all courts in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire/IOW)
Salary: £38,760 - £43,250 (National) / £40,800 - £45,330 +£3,150 RRA (London) – Please see candidate pack for full salary breakdown by location.
Closing date:

Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS Areas (14 posts)

Legal
Birmingham, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chippenham, Eastleigh, Exeter, Guildford, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Mold, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Sheffield, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Swindon, Truro. (Please note for CPS Wessex – Offices are based in Eastleigh, Portsmouth, Swindon and deployment will be to all courts in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire/IOW)
Salary: £49,050 - £56,450 (National) / £54,100 - £63,500 + £3,150 RRA (London) - Please see candidate pack for full salary breakdown by location.
Closing date:

Senior Project Management Lead - Digital and Information Directorate (1 post)

Business Management and Improvement, Digital, Operational Delivery, Project Delivery
National (England and Wales): Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Salary: £38,940 - £44,050 (National) / £40,540 - £46,200 +£3150 RRA (London)
Closing date:

Triage Admin Officer (Apprenticeship) - CPS Direct (5 posts)

Administration / Corporate Support / Apprenticeship
Please note that these posts are home based and can be based nationally - anywhere in England and Wales
Salary: £19,560 - £22,870
Closing date:

Portfolio Planning Manager - HQ Digital Information Directorate

Digital/Information Technology
Anywhere in England and Wales, with regular travel to York, Birmingham, Swansea, London
Salary: £38,940-£44,050 (National)/£40,540-£46,200 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date:

Delivery Manager - HQ Digital Information Directorate (3 posts)

Business Management and Improvement/Digital/Operational Delivery/Project Delivery
National (England and Wales) with regular travel to York, Newcastle, London, Wakefield
Salary: £38,940 - £44,050 (National) / £40,540 - £46,200 +£3150 RRA (London)
Closing date:

Area Advocacy Clerking Manager (14 posts) - CPS Areas

Administration/Legal Services (N.B.: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time available)
England and Wales
Salary: 31,180 - £33,810 (National) / £32,660 - £35,550 +£3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date:

National Legal Trainee Scheme - Barrister - Spring 2023 (September 2024 Start)

Legal
National
Salary: £26,900-£28,850 (National), £28,200-£30,560 (London)
Closing date:

National Legal Trainee Scheme - Solicitor - Spring 2023 (September 2024 Start)

Legal
National
Salary: £26,900-£28,850 (National), £28,200-£30,560 (London)
Closing date:

NB: RRA = Recruitment and Retention Allowance

Recognition for the CPS

Carer Confident

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

Social Mobility Foundation emblem: Employer Index 2022 - Social Mobility Foundation - Top 75 EmployerThe Crown Prosecution Service has been ranked 36th in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2022, the leading authority on employer best practice. Being part of the Index affirms our continuing commitment to supporting social mobility and improving the way we find, recruit and develop all our people.

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

Top 10 employer for working families 2022 benchmark symbolThe Crown Prosecution Service has been ranked in the top 10 employer for working families 2022.

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.

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.

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