×

The Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service

Our organisation

At the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) 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 over 6,000 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.

Benefits

The nature and diversity of cases we advise on and prosecute means our work is complex and challenging. We want to ensure our employees can thrive at work and home and offer 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: 

  • flexible working and hybrid working 
  • competitive Civil Service pension scheme 
  • childcare vouchers 
  • generous annual leave (25 days’ leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service), plus bank holidays 
  • 1 extra privilege day for the King’s birthday 
  • 3 days’ paid leave for volunteering 
  • wellbeing offer and counselling 
  • occupational health support
  • cycle2work scheme 
  • access to employee savings including high street retailer offers and discounts  
  • individual learning budget of £350 per year (in addition to CPS training).

Articles

Senior Crown Prosecutor

What’s it like being a Senior Crown Prosecutor? Stuart Page describes what drew him to the role, the skills required, and a typical day in the life

24 January 2024

CPS in Top 10 Employers for Working Families

Congratulations to the Crown Prosecution Service – a Top 10 Employer for Working Families 2023

10 November 2023

Video Content

Job of the Week

Strategic Moves

Record pupillage numbers

Pupillage offers hit new record exceeding pre-pandemic levels, Bar Council report finds

Senior Crown Prosecutor

What’s it like being a Senior Crown Prosecutor? Stuart Page describes what drew him to the role, the skills required, and a typical day in the life

Q&A with The Barrister Group

Harry Hodgkin, CEO of The Barrister Group, gives an insight into Chambers' core principles and the individual barrister's experience

CPS in Top 10 Employers for Working Families

Congratulations to the Crown Prosecution Service a Top 10 Employer for Working Families 2023

141313

Shorten the journey into the boardroom with CGIUKI’s Fast Track

With the explosion of interest in governance and the growing need to be multi-skilled to keep career options open, adding an extra string to your bow is not without its merits. The Chartered Governance Institute UK Ireland (CGIUKI) Fast Track for the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme could be ideal for experienced professionals to reach chartered governance status

42BR's state-of-the-art move

42BR Barristers announces move to modern new premises in Staple Inn