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Crown Prosecutor

Employer
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
Location
Nationwide
Salary
£40,500 - £45,200 (National) £42,650 - £47,370 +£3,150 (RRA) (London)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Practice area
Crime
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
1 year, 2 years, 3 years
Position
Legal executive, Barrister, Solicitor
Sector
Public sector/Charities

Job Details

Are you a talented lawyer looking to progress your career? The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is recruiting barristers and solicitors to join our diverse workforce across England and Wales.

About the Crown Prosecution Service

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 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

The crown prosecutor position is ideal if you’re a newly qualified lawyer or have no criminal law experience. You’re based in the magistrates’ court, working with prosecution teams to review and present evidence in cases ranging from common assault to drugs offences. You gain a wealth of experience in the criminal court, further developing your legal knowledge and potential career progression.

About you

We’re looking for qualified practising lawyers with an interest in criminal law. You demonstrate sound legal judgement and can present cases clearly, both verbally and in writing. It's essential that you have a commitment to public service, a focus on continuous learning and an understanding of our role within the criminal justice system.

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.  

Do you want to make a real difference in society, helping us to secure justice for victims of crime? 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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