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Senior Crown Prosecutor

  • Location:

    England & Wales

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Senior Crown Prosecutor

  • Salary:

    £49,050 - £56,450 (National) / £54,100 - £63,500 +£3,150 Recruitment and Retention Allowance (London)

  • Published:

    158 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    15 October 2023

  • Client:

    CPS

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

About the CPS

At the CPS, 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.

The role

As a senior crown prosecutor you are at the forefront of delivering justice for some of the most serious and sensitive cases, from fraud and firearms to public order and corporate manslaughter. You help to maintain public confidence in the work of the CPS, reviewing evidence to decide whether cases should be prosecuted, and collaborating with colleagues from across the criminal justice system to prepare cases for the magistrates’ court and Crown Court.

Your work is varied, challenging and rewarding – you make a real difference in society by securing justice for victims and witnesses of crime. We are committed to your professional growth, and you are supported throughout your career to access opportunities for progression.

About our benefits

We want to ensure all our prosecutors can thrive at work and home, and offer a range of support to achieve a balance. This includes flexible working hours, flexibility to support caring responsibilities and a flexible approach to deployment, which means that where you work (a court, an office, or a remote setting such as your home) is based on the kind of work you are undertaking. 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.

From Carlisle to Bournemouth, 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

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