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Senior Crown Prosecutor

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
London South
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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5 years
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Are you a talented lawyer from a criminal law background looking to take the next step in your career? Being a Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) means that you will be at the forefront of delivering justice for some of the most complex and challenging cases, from fraud and firearms to public order and corporate manslaughter – the CPS works on all kinds of cases. 

We are currently recruiting Prosecutors to join our dynamic workforce in our East of England, East Midland, London North, London South, and South East regions.

In your role you will be able to provide justice for victims and witnesses, you will have the chance to have a very real impact on society and the freedom to use your judgement. Your work will be both challenging and varied in nature involving high volumes of casework and advocacy work in serious and sensitive cases.

All new Senior Crown Prosecutors who join the CPS, regardless of experience, will undertake a 17 day Lawyer Induction Programme (LIP) which is both class room and court room based. The structured LIP encompasses 7 separate modules including Introduction to Prosecuting, Disclosure and Youth Advocacy how to prosecute digitally.

You will have opportunities to develop your career further as the CPS is committed to the professional growth of all of their staff from the outset and has created clear paths of progression to support exciting careers. You will have access to an Individual Learning Account enabling you to attend training courses, the chance to become a Legal Trainee Supervisor and the ability to shadow colleagues to gain different perspectives. You will be supported in your progression with access to various promotion opportunities.

Delivering justice is a complex pursuit with work that is sometimes emotionally challenging, which is why we offer a range of benefits including flexible working, civil service pension scheme, access to employee savings including high street retailer offers and discounts and 25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service.

If you are committed to public service and are looking for a role at the very forefront of delivering justice, apply now.


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.

Our service employs almost 6,000 individuals who think objectively, act professionally, show the upmost respect for others and continually strive for excellence.

We offer you the opportunity to have a very real impact on society, the freedom to use your judgement and the chance to experience both challenging and varied work.

All in a supportive environment that is invested in seeing you make the most of your life inside work and out.

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