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Attorney General, St Helena Island, South Atlantic

  • Location:

    St Helena Island, South Atlantic

  • Job type:

    2-year fixed term contract

  • Salary:

    £90-100k plus international supplement

  • Published:

    663 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    17 October 2022

2-year fixed term contract, £90-100k, plus international supplement

About the role

The Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the Governor and the governments of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha and provides wide-ranging expert legal advice. The role is diverse, from overseeing all legislative drafting, management of the legislative programme, responsible for criminal prosecutions, drafting contracts and other legal instruments. Overseeing the Attorney General’s Chambers, the role is responsible for the leadership and development of the legal and administrative team.

What you’ll do

No two days will be the same in this role, and you will carry out a broad and varied range of activities assigned to the Attorney General under the Constitution and other laws and policies. You’ll have overall responsibility for all Crown Proceedings, will manage the legislative programme, delivery responsibilities for criminal responsibilities, draft contracts/legal agreements and other legal instruments, whilst ensuring that the Attorney General’s Chambers develops and adapts to reflect the changing needs of the islands. Other specific role responsibilities are outlined in the job profile.

What you’ll bring

You’ll be a qualified and experienced solicitor or barrister (minimum 7 years' post qualification) with experience in both civil and criminal litigation, including higher court advocacy, across both the public and private sectors. As well as your broad range of experience, you’ll bring effective leadership and management skills, and demonstrable experience of leading and developing high performing teams. A high level of communication, analytical, planning, influencing skills, and interpersonal attributes (including influencing, networking and diplomacy) are critical in this role.

What we offer

This is a two-year, fixed-term post which, in addition to an annual salary of £90-£100k per annum (depending on experience and qualifications) the following benefits are offered:

  • International supplement – £17,900-£24,300 pa
  • Relocation allowance – £3,000-£5,200
  • Annual pension contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • 30 days’ annual leave per annum, plus public holidays

Full details of the supplements and allowances are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at sthelenapublicservicejobs.sh

The appointment will be subject to:

  • Satisfactory employment references
  • Enhanced Criminal Records Check
  • Medical and Dental Clearance

What’s it like to live and work on St Helena?

For information about living and working on St Helena, please visit: https://www.sthelenatourism.com/

How do I apply?

An application form is available at sthelenapublicservicejobs.sh

Further information can be found on our website, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on tel 0044-203-818 7610 or by email shgukrep@sthelena.gov.com

Applications should be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 17 Oct 2022. To be considered for the role you must complete our application form. Please do not submit your CV.

St Helena Government positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

First stage interviews: Late October/early November by Skype. Required start date: By January 2023.

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