We are currently recruiting to the following vacancies:



Trainee Case Review Managers

  • £27,000 pa
  • Fixed term for 2 years.
  • On successful completion of the Trainee programme progression to a permanent Case Review Manager role will be possible subject to business constraints.
  • Flexible Working
  • Working remotely – attending our Birmingham office when necessary.


We are the official independent body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice. Tackling complex matters, across a broad range of criminal cases, we have dealt with some of the most serious miscarriages of justice of the last 50 years.

Although rare, sometimes something goes so wrong in a criminal case that it leads to  a miscarriage of justice. There might not have been a crime at all, the wrong person may have been convicted, the process might have failed, or important new information might become available, meaning that the conviction is unsafe, or the sentence is wrong.

We are looking for people who want to train to become Case Review Managers, the people responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on our cases.

  • Do you want to help us find miscarriages of justice?
  • Can you recognise the key information in a pile of documents?
  • Can you learn how to spot the crucial flaw in the case that everyone else missed?
  • Can you make a fair, evidence-based decision, remaining professional and objective when faced with challenging circumstances?
  • Can you work at pace and juggle competing demands?
  • Are you keen to learn and committed to developing a career in the public service?
  • Do you have what’s needed to put right what has gone wrong?

If so, we would be delighted to hear from you about our Trainee Case Review Manager vacancies. The successful candidates will join a two-year training programme. We hope to be able to offer those who successfully complete the programme a position with us as a Case Review Manager.

We are committed to being an inclusive organisation and support diversity in the Criminal Justice System. We welcome people who will bring diversity of thought and provide constructive challenge.  We encourage applications from black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates and from individuals from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.


Closing date: 11.55pm on Sunday 11 July 2021


For further information and to apply:

Candidate Information Pack Trainee CRM

Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form


Benefits of working for us

  • A working culture that is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation. We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.
  • The opportunity to work remotely – attending the Birmingham office only when necessary. The CCRC will provide you with the Information Technology to allow you to do so.
  • 29 working days annual leave allowance, in addition to 8 statutory bank and public holidays.
  • The Civil Service Pensions Scheme – A competitive contributory pension scheme that you can enter as soon as you join where we will make a significant contribution to the cost of your pension; where your contributions come out of your salary before any tax is taken; and where your pension will continue to provide valuable benefits for you and your family if you are too ill to continue to work or die before you retire. Visit Civil Service Pensions for more information.
  • Generous paid maternity, paternity and shared parental leave (SPL) which is in excess of the statutory minimum.
  • Interest-free loans allowing you to spread the cost of an annual travel season ticket and the purchase of a bicycle;
  • Occupational Health Services and an Employee Assistance Programme;
  • 3 paid volunteering days per year;
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards lenses/spectacles for VDU users, if appropriate;
  • We have Flexible working patterns including access to a Flexible Working Scheme, allowing you to vary your working day as long as you work your total hours per week.


Centrally based

We are located in central Birmingham.

If you are selected for appointment, we will carry out enquiries into your previous employment, your availability to work in the UK and your health.  It is a requirement that the post holder achieves the necessary security clearance level.

Existing Civil Servants sign a new employment contract and do not have continuous service on joining us, however, pensionable service with the Civil Service Pension Scheme would continue.