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Crown advocate

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
£55,360 - £63,540 (National) £60,180 - £68,600 (London)
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Crown advocate level 2

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is recruiting qualified lawyers across England and Wales. If you have criminal advocacy experience and want to advance your skills within a supportive Civil Service organisation, this is an opportunity for you.  

About the Crown Prosecution Service

At the Crown Prosecution Service, we are responsible for delivering justice through the independent and fair prosecution of crime. As the principal prosecuting authority in 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 utmost respect for others and continually strive for excellence.  

About the role

As a level 2 crown advocate, you’re at the forefront of our work - conducting trials, appeals and non-contested hearings in the magistrates’ and Crown Court. You provide verbal and written advocacy in prosecutions ranging from burglary to assault, presenting cases clearly and persuasively to help us deliver justice for victims of crime. Your development is supported with full training and opportunities to work in increasingly complex cases, including jury trials in the Crown Court.

About you

We’re looking for qualified barristers and solicitors who have completed the crown advocate and jury training courses. Your leadership skills and advanced knowledge of criminal law allow you to review complex evidence and challenge opposing legal argument in multi-handed cases. Commitment to public service, a focus on continuous learning, and understanding of our role within the criminal justice system is essential.

About our benefits

At the CPS we pride ourselves on providing benefits that ensure our employees’ requirements are central. 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 working and a family friendly approach to work 
  • competitive salary   
  • Civil Service pension, with an average employer contribution of 27%  
  • 25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years, 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  
  • Cycle2work scheme, high street retailer offers and discounts.  

Are you ready for next step in your legal career?

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