Are you looking for the first step into a career in law? The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is recruiting paralegal assistants to support the delivery of justice across England and Wales.

About the Crown Prosecution Service

At the CPS, we are responsible for delivering justice through the independent and fair prosecution of crime. As the principal prosecuting authority in England and Wales, the nature and diversity of cases we advise on and prosecute means our work is often emotionally challenging and complex. As such we employ over 6,000 individuals who think objectively, act professionally, show the utmost respect for others and continually strive for excellence.  

About the role

Paralegal assistants provide vital administrative and casework support on the frontline of our service. You work with the paralegal team to prepare cases for the magistrates’ and Crown Court – producing court documents, managing case files and briefing prosecutors. You liaise with criminal justice partners to ensure the smooth progression of cases, providing practical support to victims and witnesses of crime.

About you

You don’t need legal experience to apply - we offer full paralegal training to help you succeed in your role. If you’re highly organised, have excellent customer service skills and an interest in criminal law, we’d like to hear from you.

About our benefits

At the CPS we pride ourselves on providing benefits that ensure our employees’ needs are central. We want to ensure you can thrive at work and home, offering support to achieve a balance. This includes flexible working hours, flexibility to support caring responsibilities and a family friendly approach to work. We also offer a range of benefits including:    


·       flexible and hybrid working       

·       competitive salary    

·       Civil Service pension, with an average employer contribution of 27%   

·       25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays     

·       3 days paid volunteering leave       

·       1 extra privilege day for the King’s birthday      

·       £350 a year individual learning budget         

·       wellbeing support and counselling   

·       Cycle2work scheme, high street retailer offers and discounts.   


Join the CPS as a paralegal assistant discover a career with real purpose.

Find out more and apply today.

 Full Time Job
 Published on 26-03-2024
 Deadline 23-04-2024