Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutors
Title: Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutors
Various locations - London up to (£93,247) National (up to £90,718)
Closing Date: 23:59 25th February 2019
Working with us
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is a high-profile organisation right at the heart of the Criminal Justice System. This is an exciting opportunity to join the CPS as a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor (DCCP), providing visible and meaningful leadership in a CPS Area.
As part of our team, you will provide a professional, efficient and high-quality service, in order to handle the full range of criminal cases every day, up to and including prosecutions for sexual abuse, fraud and terrorism.
About the opportunity
As a DCCP you will actively work in partnership with the CCP and senior management team, being accountable for delivering the highest quality legal guidance, casework advice and or decisions, advocacy and all aspects of prosecution service in line with the code for Crown Prosecutors and Core Quality Standards.
You will also play an active role in shaping and overseeing the strategies and case conduct of the most serious and sensitive cases in the Area. The nature of your interventions will include advising on, agreeing and redirecting case management strategies for high risk cases in the Area.
As your career develops with us you can expect to find opportunities to progress and
to tackle evermore challenging and varied work. All in a supportive and collaborative
environment that has been designed so you can thrive.
As well as permanent positions, this opportunity is open to individuals as a secondment opportunity from private practice or other Government departments.
The CPS needs individuals who are inspiring leaders with the ability to make effective legal decisions and bring a fresh perspective.
Driven by a desire to deliver justice that’s in the public interest, your visible leadership and ability to make effective legal decisions will ensure the right offenders are prosecuted for the right crimes, victims and witnesses are supported and a real difference is felt at the heart of communities.
To be considered for this role, you must be a qualified practising solicitor or barrister and be in possession of a law Degree or Common Professional Examination. You will also have completed either a Legal Practice Course or the Bar Vocational Training Course and have the relevant pupillage.
If you are driven by public duty and want a fulfilling career at the heart of the Criminal Justice System, join us and help deliver justice. For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.cps.gov.uk/deputy-chief-crown-prosecutors-2019