Paralegal Officer

£26,900 - £28,850
06 Feb 2023
06 Mar 2023
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Paralegal Officer

Flexible Working / Wessex

£26,900 - £28,850 

Are you looking to advance your career in law? Apply to be a Paralegal Officer in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)! We are currently recruiting across several CPS areas in England and Wales.

At the CPS, our duty is to make sure the right person is prosecuted for the right offence. We are responsible for delivering justice through the independent and effective prosecution of criminal cases that have been investigated by the police, and other investigative organisations. As the principal prosecuting authority across England and Wales the nature and diversity of cases we advise on and prosecute means our work is complex and challenging. Here we employ over 7,000 individuals who think objectively, act professionally, show the upmost respect for others and continually strive for excellence.  


As a Paralegal Officer you will provide support and casework assistance to our lawyers based in the magistrates’ or Crown Court. You will have responsibility for preparing casework, managing, and serving evidence and attending court to assist the running of cases from beginning to end. You will be working and communicating with a range of individuals from victims and witnesses to lawyers, counsel, judges and the police, helping to ensure the progression of cases at court.


We are looking for motivated individuals who are committed to public service and helping to make a difference to people’s lives. You will have the chance to make a real impact on society and be able to experience challenging and varied work. There will be the opportunity to learn new skills and develop your knowledge all in a supportive environment.


At the CPS, delivering justice is a complex pursuit with work that can be 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:

  • Competitive Civil Service pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Access to employee savings including high street retailer offers and discounts
  • 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
  • Flexible working and hybrid working
  • Wellbeing offer and counselling
  • Occupational health support
  • Individual learning budget of £350 per year (in addition to CPS training)

If you are looking for a role in which you can help to deliver justice making sure the right person is prosecuted for the right offence, find out more and apply now.

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