Careers at the CPS
The Crown Prosecution Service is the largest law firm in the country and increasingly the employer of choice for lawyers. It takes a special kind of person to meet our high standards in championing justice. Equally, we want people eager to do themselves justice, and take full advantage of our wealth of opportunities to progress. Join a confident, independent, efficient and effective team that actively delivers justice for all.
CPS Core Quality Standards
Whether you're considering applying for a legal professional role or a non legal position we recommend you take some time and read over our Core Quality Standards. These are central to what we do, how we make decisions and the level of service we provide to the public we serve.
Join a world class prosecuting authority
When you join the Crown Prosecution Service you don't just get a challenging and rewarding career, you also get the bonus of an excellent benefits package:
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Gender and race campaigns Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity have published lists of the top ten best performing organisations on ethnicity and gender following the UKs biggest race and gender benchmarking survey.
A total of 67 public and private sector organisations took part in the survey, which focused on 30 key areas including career progression, recruitment, supplier diversity, and senior management and board representation. The CPS placed in the top ten public sector organisations for both ethnicity and gender.
Now in its ninth year, the index from campaigning group Stonewall tracks the impact of workplace culture on gay, lesbian and bisexual employees and is a key barometer of diversity practices. The 2013 index, which also included a survey of more than 8,900 gay and lesbian employees, had 376 entries across many sectors, and the CPS appears at number 55.
The CPS LGBT Network was also awarded Star Performer Network, indicating that Network makes an invaluable contribution to the experience of LGB staff in the organisation and beyond.