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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.

Deputy Head of Architecture Cyber Security - Digital Commercial and Information Directorate
Digital/IT - National (can be based at any CPS office)
Salary: £50,850 - £59,670 (National) / £54,760 - £65,050 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 12 January 2022

Senior End User Compute Engineer - Digital Commercial and Information Directorate
Digital/IT - National (can be based at any CPS office)
Salary: £38,180 - £43,390 (National) / £39,750 - £45,530 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 07 January 2022

Communications Officer - CPS HQ Communications (2 posts - 1 permanent, 1 temporary [9 months])
Communications - London/National (can be based at any CPS office, but regular travel to London will be required)
Salary: £30,130 - £33,310 (National) / £31,560 - £35,020 (London +£3,150 RRA)
Closing date: 15 December 2021

End User Compute Engineer, Digital Commercial and Information Directorate
Digital/IT - National (can be based at any CPS office)
Salary: £30,130 - £33,310 (National) / £31,560 - £35,020 (London +£3,150 RRA))
Closing date: 12 December 2021

Senior District Crown Prosecutor – CPS South East (2 posts)
Legal - Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Guildford
Salary: £67,320 - £77,300
Closing date: 09 December 2021

Head of Digital Solutions and Innovation, Digital Commercial and Information Directorate
Digital - London, York or Wakefield
Salary: £67,000 - £77,290 (National) / £69,680 - £79,410 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 5 December 2021

Legal Manager
Legal - Leeds, Birmingham, London, Nottingham
Salary: £58,040 - £66,990 / (National) £63,960 - £71,310 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 5 December 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

Graphic: Employer Index 2021 - Social Mobility Foundation Top 75 EmployerThe Crown Prosecution Service has been ranked 26th in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2021, the leading authority on employer best practice, improving our standing by 29 places and further 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.

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 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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