Crown Prosecution Service

Chief Crown Prosecutor – London South


The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) sits at the heart of the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales, committed to protecting the public and creating a safe society, ensuring the right person is prosecuted for the right offence and offenders brought to justice wherever possible.

We are, proudly, a diverse organisation spread across England and Wales, supported by excellent technology and a highly committed, professional workforce.  We have been through significant change over recent years, overcoming the challenges of resource constraint as well as the changing nature of crime, and have emerged with improved efficiency and increased levels of staff engagement.

London as a geographical region accounts for 20% of the overall workload of the CPS and contains many of the most serious and complex crime issues in England and Wales  London CPS  is split into two Areas – North and South, with a Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) responsible for each.  We are now seeking a new CCP for the London South Area.

As a CCP you will be responsible for all CPS activity in the region and will work closely with your counterpart in the London North Area. This will include overseeing the quality of the legal decisions made, managing resources, working closely with key stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System and ensuring performance targets are met.  You will also be a key member of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Legal Cabinet.

The ideal individual will be a senior successful lawyer, with a track record in the Criminal Law arena. You will have led teams successfully and are far from easily daunted.  You are credible with very senior stakeholders and can adapt your style to suit varying circumstances and are comfortable with working under a significant level of scrutiny.

This is a unique opportunity to join an ambitious organisation with a committed workforce and to apply your track record of legal excellence in an environment that directly impacts every citizen in our capital city. 

Salary: Senior Legal Manager 2 (SLM 2) salary up to £110K, plus a Recruitment and Retention Allowance

Location: London

For further information about the role, please download the candidate pack at www.veredus.co.uk quoting reference: 21779.

Closing date for applications is: 9am Monday 30th March.