• Location:

    England & Wales

  • Sector:

    Crown Prosecution Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Competitive + Excellent Benefits

  • Published:

    509 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    26 February 2023

  • Client:


Senior Crown Advocate


Are you an experienced lawyer looking to progress into trial advocacy? The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are looking for Senior Crown Advocates to join our advocacy units across England and Wales.

At the CPS, our duty is to make sure the right person is prosecuted for the right offence. We are responsible for delivering justice through the independent and effective prosecution of criminal cases that have been investigated by the police, and other investigative organisations. As the principal prosecuting authority across England and Wales the nature and diversity of cases we advise on and prosecute means our work is complex and challenging. Here we employ over 7,000 individuals who think objectively, act professionally, show the upmost respect for others and continually strive for excellence.

The Senior Crown Advocate role is one of the most senior advocacy roles in the CPS, being at the frontline of our work. In this role you will conduct jury trials for serious, sensitive and complex cases using your skills in advocacy to present in court and provide clear decision making to all those involved with the case. You will have a range of responsibilities covering analysing, reviewing, preparing, and presenting in the magistrates’ court and Crown Court. Therefore, you are expected to have Higher Rights of Audience for criminal proceedings. Advocacy is a vital function of CPS work; every advocate plays an important role, and every advocate can make a difference at every hearing. Our advocates play an invaluable part in delivering justice at court; through their decision making, providing support to victims and witnesses, communicating with the defence and giving assistance to Benches and Judges.

Delivering justice is a complex pursuit with work that is sometimes emotionally challenging, we want to ensure our advocates can thrive at work and home and off er a range of support to achieve a balance. This includes flexibility of working hours, flexibility to support caring responsibilities and a family friendly approach to work.

We also offer a range of benefits including:

• Civil service pension scheme.

• Childcare vouchers.

• Cycle to work scheme and season tickets.

• Access to employee savings including high street retailer offers and discounts.

• 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service.

• 1 extra privilege day and up to 3 days for volunteering leave

• Wellbeing support package and employee assistance programme

• £350 each year for personal development

From Carlisle to Bournemouth, and Norwich to Llandudno, our committed and highly trained teams work to make sure the right person is prosecuted for the right offense. It can be a tough job but it’s very rewarding, so if you are committed to public service and are looking for a role at the very forefront of delivering justice

Find out more and apply today HERE

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