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.

N.B. - All current vacancies are displayed below.

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Latest vacancies

National Senior Crown Advocate Campaign
Legal - CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, CPS Cymru Wales, CPS Mersey-Cheshire, CPS Thames and Chiltern (Waiting list only)
Salary: £65,108 - £70,672
Closing date: 07 October 2019

National Crown Advocate Campaign
Legal - CPS Cymru/Wales, CPS London North, CPS London South, CPS East Midlands, CPS Wessex, CPS North East, CPS North West, CPS South West, CPS Thames & Chiltern (Waiting list only)
Salary: £49,943 - £59,039 (National); £54,283 - £63,706 (London)+ £1,050 (St Albans)/£3,150 (London) RRA
Closing date: 07 October 2019

Senior Crown Prosecutors (50 posts)
Legal - All CPS Areas in England and Wales
Salary: £46,228- £54,789 (National) / £48,576 - £61,660 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 06 October 2019

Crown Prosecutors (50 posts)
Legal - All CPS Areas in England and Wales
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 (National) / £40,000 - £44,000 + £3,150 RRA (London)
Closing date: 06 October 2019

Deputy Head of Performance Management - Statistics and Modelling - CPS HQ Operations
Management - England and Wales (any CPS location)
Salary: £52,652 - £65,042 + £3,150 RRA (London) / £48,893 - £59,666 (National)
Closing date: 04 October 2019

Apprenticeship (Administrative Officer) - CPS South West (Temporary - 15 months)
Administration - Bristol, Truro or Exeter
Salary: £18,736 - £21,412
Closing date: 23 September 2019

Apprenticeship (Administrative Officer) - CPS Direct
Administration - York
Salary: £18,736 - £21,412
Closing Date: 20 September 2019

ICT Financial Support - HQ Digital, Commercial and Estates
Administration/Finance - London, Wakefield or York
Salary: (London) £26,438 - £29,663 + £3,150 RRA. (National) £24,975 - £28,022
Closing Date: 17 September 2019

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 top 10 employers award logoThe CPS has again been recognised as one of the Top 10 most family friendly workplaces in Britain by Working Families, the UK’s work-life balance charity.

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.


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.