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Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor

Contract Type
Public Sector
Various Locations
Up to £90,718 - National / £93,247 - London
Expiry Date
About the role As a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor (DCCP) you will provide legal leadership across the CPS Areas

Job Description

 Supporting your Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) and others in delivering justice to the community. You will be responsible for a discreet area of operational business within a specific geographical area or the wider CPS.


You will report directly to a CCP playing a pivotal role in maximising effectiveness across an Area and the wider CPS on both the quality casework and resolving service issues. You will also provide a significant contribution to the development and direction of the CPS strategy by supporting the CCP in setting local business priorities, and achieving performance in line with the Core Quality Standards. You will be responsible for improving and promoting the CPS’ profile and fostering better understanding and greater public confidence in the work we do, alongside partners in the Criminal Justice System. Where appropriate, you will support the CCP in effectively engaging the local media in promoting the CPS.


The DCCP will lead and manage a team in accordance with the Area structure and will undertake all line management, performance and development reviews of these teams in line with the CPS policies and procedures. As a DCCP you will promote CPS core values and the CPS equality and diversity agenda ensuring there are effective internal and external communications strategies in place.


You will work collaboratively and collegiately across the Area to drive up and deliver improvements in both performance and efficiency within the Area and wider Criminal Justice System (CJS), establishing a robust and seamless service, whilst ensuring consistent and clear high-quality representation of CPS across the wide range of the Area’s responsibilities and relationships, including local communities.




You will work in partnership with the CCP and senior management team, being accountable for, where agreed, 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 be responsible for the effective day to day management and development of staff within the Area. By supporting the CCP, you will provide direction and guidance in all aspects of Area management, developing, leading and encouraging succession planning across the Area as part of wider workforce capacity planning.
  • You will 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.
  • You will also demonstrate appropriate stature, credibility and disposition to deal with the respective heads of local CJS agencies on equal terms, and will actively support the CCP in identifying and shaping the local CJS law and order priorities.
  • You will support the CCP in creating constructive and pro-active working relationships with the media and other key local opinion formers as part of the Area communications strategy. You will also be promoting the image, identity and profile of the CPS, proactively identifying, anticipating and exploiting opportunities when they arise.
  • You will ensure that all prosecution teams across the Area maintain a victim and witness focus in line with the Victims Code, Prosecutors Pledge and No Witness No Justice.


For a full details about the role and the recruitment process, please see the attached pack at the foot of this advert.


Closing date: 25th February 2019