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Legal Manager

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
£61,860 - £71,050 (National) £68,200 - £75,650 (London) +£3,150 RRA
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Are you an experienced lawyer looking to progress into leadership and management? The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is recruiting legal managers to join our teams across England and Wales.

About the role

Legal managers are central to the success of our prosecution and business teams, offering expert guidance on a range of legal and policy matters. You lead a team of lawyers and caseworkers, quality checking their work and providing advice and direction on complex criminal cases. You’re a trusted mentor, coaching and sharing expertise with your team to support their professional development.

This is an influential and rewarding role, offering you the chance to shape the way we work and build positive relationships across the criminal justice system. You make valuable contributions to strategic planning and policy making, lead best practice training, and work with the police to improve conviction rates and public confidence in our work.

About you

We’re looking for lawyers with extensive criminal practice experience. Your leadership is crucial to our ability to secure justice for victims of crime – you must be able to prioritise your workload and offer objective guidance in emotionally charged situations. We’re committed to your professional growth and support you with range of learning and development opportunities to ensure you thrive in your role. This includes guidance from an internal mentor and enrolment into our management programme, designed to assist you in developing your skills, confidence and capability. We also support you to maintain your existing expertise, with occasional opportunities to appear as a court advocate.

About our benefits

At the CPS we pride ourselves on providing a variety of benefits that ensure our employees’ requirements are central. We want to ensure you can thrive at work and home, offering a range of 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.

If you’re looking for a role where you can motivate, inspire and 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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Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

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