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Senior Crown Prosecutor

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
£51,260 - £59,000 (National) £56,550 - £66,350 (London)
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Public sector/Charities

Job Details

Are you a talented lawyer looking for the next step in your career? The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is recruiting barristers and solicitors to work remotely across England and Wales.

About the Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for the independent and fair prosecution of criminal cases in England and Wales. Our duty is to make sure that the right person is prosecuted for the right offence, and to bring offenders to justice wherever possible. Our CPS Direct team support this vital work, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide legal decisions in high-priority cases.

About the role

As a senior crown prosecutor in CPS Direct, you provide charging decisions and case management advice in serious criminal cases. Your work is home-based, reviewing evidence sent by the police during the weekend, bank holidays and overnight. You work independently, providing expert advice to help us deliver justice for victims of crime. Your commitment to out-of-hours work is rewarded with a premium allowance in your salary.

About you

We’re looking for qualified barristers and solicitors with extensive knowledge of criminal law, including the most serious offences. You’re able to independently review evidence, providing sound legal advice in time-sensitive situations. You understand our role within the criminal justice system, and you’re committed to helping us deliver justice for victims of crime.

About our benefits

At the CPS we pride ourselves on providing benefits that ensure our employees’ needs 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 and family-friendly 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   
  • Cycle2work scheme, high street retailer offers and discounts.   

Are you looking for a role where you can make a real difference?

Find out more and apply today.


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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