Crown Prosecutor

  • Location:

    England & Wales

  • Sector:


  • Job type:

    Crown Prosecutor

  • Salary:

    £38,760 - £43,250 (National) / £40,800 - £45,330 +£3,150 Recruitment and Retention Allowance (London)

  • Published:

    153 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    01 December 2023

  • Client:


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

About the CPS

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.

The role

The crown prosecutor position is our entry level lawyer role, ideal if you’re a newly qualified lawyer or have no criminal law experience. You are based in the magistrates’ court, working with prosecution teams to review and present evidence in a range of criminal cases from motoring offences and burglary to drugs offences and common assault. Your work is challenging, varied and rewarding. You have the opportunity to make a real difference in society and to secure justice for victims and witnesses of crime. You also benefit from a wealth of exposure and experience in the criminal court, furthering your criminal justice system knowledge and potential personal 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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