EMAG1171 - Senior Crown Prosecutor - CPS East Midlands - Stage 4

Crown Prosecution Service

Closing date: 22 Jan 2017

Reference number

1523440

Salary

£42,728 - £52,140

Grade

Grade 7
SCP

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

East Midlands

Type of role

Legal Services

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time, Job share

Hours

42 Hours, Including Lunch Breaks

Number of posts

3

Location

Leicester, East Midlands : Nottingham, East Midlands

About the job

Job description

For a full Job Description and Person Specification, please see the Additional Information pack at the bottom of this page.

Please note excess fares will not apply.

Please note: If you have already applied for this vacancy you are not eligible to re-apply at any further stage.

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Please note, if you are a current civil servant and you are currently undergoing any of the following formal actions your application will not be progressed any further;

• formal discipline action, any formal action regarding attendance, poor performance or any restriction of duties as a result of disciplinary action

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Qualifications

Qualifications
Legally Qualified: The post holder must be a qualified practising solicitor or barrister and must hold a valid Practising Certificate for England and Wales.

Academic: Law degree, Common Professional Examination, Graduate Diploma in Law.

Professional: Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course and have completed the relevant pupillage and training contract (or have received full exemption from the relevant professional regulatory body, either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board).
OR

CILEx: The post holder must be a Fellow of CILEx and hold a ‘general qualification’ within the meaning of s.71 (3) (c) Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. Therefore, must have a right of audience in relation to any class of proceedings in any part of the Senior Courts, or all proceedings in county courts or magistrates' courts.
Please note that if you do not hold the above CILEx qualification you are not eligible to apply for this vacancy.
If you apply AND are found not to possess any of the above any offer of employment will be withdrawn, or contract terminated.

If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact Sam Brand on 0151 213 5037 or Sam.Brand@cps.gsi.gov.uk

Memberships

The successful applicant must have a valid practising certificate for England and Wales or be eligible to obtain a valid practising certificate issued from either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board.

If CILEx qualified, must hold a ‘general qualification’ within the meaning of s.71 (3) (c) Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.

Competencies

We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • 1. Motivated by CPS work

    Please give your reasons for seeking employment as a lawyer with the Crown Prosecution Service?

    You may wish to consider the following when writing your response

    • What is it about the work of the CPS that motivates you?
    • How do you foresee your role in contributing to current CPS key priorities?
    • What are your future aspirations – do you have any specific career goals?
  • 2. Practice & Specialisms

    Please list your main practice areas (e.g. general crime, sexual offences, fraud, extradition, asset forfeiture and confiscation, regulatory work, terrorism, serious crime, other areas of law such as family or civil etc.) – up to five areas – detailing the approximate percentage of time you spend on each.

    Please also provide any evidence of specialisms in which you have experience of or have an interest in. These may include rape, extradition, fraud (including fiscal fraud), organised crime, proceeds of crime, serious violence and murder, serious sexual offences, regulatory work, family work, immigration.
  • 3. Advocacy

    Please provide examples of your advocacy experience giving a brief synopsis of the case, including dates, highlighting any unusual or particularly difficult/complex issues (no more than three).
  • 4. Advisory

    Please provide examples (no more than three) of your advisory experience, providing brief details (dated and suitably anonymised) of the question or problem you had to advise on, what you advised and why.

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

Candidates who are recommended by the selection panel but not appointed to the current vacancy will be placed on a waiting list for 6 months and may be offered another post should any further vacancies for Senior Crown Prosecutor arise in this Area during this period.

This is a full time post. However, requests for flexible, part-time working and job share will be considered, taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Eligibility

Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Grade entry qualifications

Qualifications
Legally Qualified: The post holder must be a qualified practising solicitor or barrister and must hold a valid Practising Certificate for England and Wales.

Academic: Law degree, Common Professional Examination, Graduate Diploma in Law.

Professional: Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course and have completed the relevant pupillage and training contract (or have received full exemption from the relevant professional regulatory body, either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board).
OR

CILEx: The post holder must be a Fellow of CILEx and hold a ‘general qualification’ within the meaning of s.71 (3) (c) Courts and Legal Services Act 1990. Therefore, must have a right of audience in relation to any class of proceedings in any part of the Senior Courts, or all proceedings in county courts or magistrates' courts.
Please note that if you do not hold the above CILEx qualification you are not eligible to apply for this vacancy.
If you apply AND are found not to possess any of the above any offer of employment will be withdrawn, or contract terminated.

If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact Sam Brand on 0151 213 5037 or Sam.Brand@cps.gsi.gov.uk

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

If you have any queries please contact Sam Brand at Sam.Brand@cps.gsi.gov.uk or call 0151 213 5037

Please note that the CPS Strategic Resourcing Team’s office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sift/interview dates and location

The recruitment process will consist of an online application, interview and assessment which will be held on a date to be confirmed at CPS Nottingham.

We will make every effort to accommodate you in your preference for dates; however we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

***This campaign will involve shortlisted candidates completing an online CPS Values self-assessment. The ratings from this assessment will inform the interview process and aid the panel in their selection-based decision making***

Further information

Please note; If you are unsuccessful at this stage, you are ineligible to apply at any further stage.

Feedback will not be provided until the vacancy is complete

Details of the Civil Service Nationality Rules are located at:
http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/nationality-rules

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements. For the most up-to-date information on the requirements of working in the UK, please go to the UK Border Agency website: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-

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