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Paralegal Officers

Employer
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), The
Location
Nationwide
Salary
£28,760 - £32,090
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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Practice area
Crime
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
Position
Paralegal
Sector
Public sector/Charities

Job Details

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is recruiting paralegal officers to support our lawyers in courts across England and Wales. We offer full training, excellent benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference in society.

About the Crown Prosecution Service 

The CPS is 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 emotionally challenging and complex. As such we employ over 7,000 individuals who think objectively, act professionally, show the upmost respect for others and continually strive for excellence.  

About the role

As a paralegal officer you’re on the front line of our service, supporting prosecution teams in the magistrates’ and Crown Court. You manage casework throughout the criminal justice process - preparing evidence, completing legal applications and providing practical support to victims and witnesses. You also represent the CPS in meetings with partner agencies including the police, probation service and judiciary.

About you

If you’re committed to public service and want to make a difference in people’s lives, this opportunity is for you. You don’t need legal experience – we provide full paralegal training to help you succeed in your role. If you’re keen to develop your knowledge of the criminal justice system and have excellent time management and customer service skills, we’d like to hear from you.

About our benefits    

At the CPS we want to ensure you can thrive at work and home, offering support to achieve a balance. This includes flexible working hours, flexibility to support caring responsibilities and a family friendly approach to work. We also offer a range of benefits including:        

  • flexible and hybrid working        
  • competitive salary     
  • Civil Service pension, with an average employer contribution of 27%    
  • 25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays      
  • 3 days paid volunteering leave        
  • 1 extra privilege day for the King’s birthday       
  • £350 a year individual learning budget          
  • wellbeing support and counselling    
  • childcare vouchers, Cycle2work scheme, high street retailer offers and discounts.  

Are you ready to kickstart your legal career? Find out more and apply today.

Company

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 7,000 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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