CPS widens net to snare new director

first_imgCPS widens net to snare new directorOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS)director of serious casework. In a bid to attract applicants to the £80,000 a year post, the CPS is usingadverts showing a caped figure on a bike. They tell candidates that ‘not allsuperheroes who fight crime in the metropolis are caped crusaders’. CPS HR director Angela O’Connor, said: “I guess what we’re saying isthat you don’t have to be super-human to be a high-flyer. We want to shed thetraditional, dull perception of detailed legal work, to illustrate just howexciting it can be.” The director of serious casework oversees more than a million cases a yearbut, according to the advert, does not need x-ray vision to get the job.However, he or she is expected to have extensive experience in criminal justicework as a solicitor or barrister. The adverts were developed by executive resourcing firm, Veredus. BambosEracleous, a consultant at the company, said: “There are people out therewho are qualified to do this sort of job, but who would not normally beattracted to a position in the public sector. “We hope that this unusual approach to the recruitment adverts willspread the net more widely and catch the attention of these people.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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