CPS 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 Article
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on January 25, and faces familiar to theater lovers dominated the podium. Of the 10 acting awards given to individuals, nine went to Broadway alums (four of whom are also Tony Award winners). View Comments Additionally, Tony nominee and movie musical darling Debbie Reynolds was honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award. Two-time Tony winner Viola Davis took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder. Among other small screen victors were Tony winners Kevin Spacey for House of Cards and Olive Kiterridge star Frances McDormand. Broadway alums Uzo Aduba, Mark Ruffalo and William H. Macy took home trophies for their performances in Orange is the New Black, the HBO adaptation of the Tony-winning The Normal Heart and Shameless, respectively. Stage faves were also will represented in the film categories; Tony winner Eddie Redmayne and Broadway alum Julianne Moore won Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role for The Theory of Everything and Still Alice. J.K. Simmons—also a Broadway vet—won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Whiplash. All this just means that Patricia Arquette, who won for her supporting performance in Boyhood, needs to join her peers eventually on the Great White Way. The cast of the Broadway-centric Birdman were recognized in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Among other ensembles to take home awards were that of Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, Unbroken and Game of Thrones (the latter two for stunts).