St Helena Government

Assistant Public Solicitor – Civil


Assistant Public Solicitor – Civil

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing August 2020

£40,000 per annum, taxable in St Helena
A generous tax free International Supplement will also apply

In this vital role, you will support the Public Solicitors Office with advisory and litigation support in relation to all aspects of civil litigation including family law, employment law, personal injury, clinical negligence, land & property, public and administrative law and be able to offer general advice in relation to a wide range of civil legal queries.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK.  Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially.

You will represent clients in applications in the Magistrates’ and Supreme Court as well as the Court of Appeal, with representation throughout proceedings and preparation of all documents to final hearings. This role does not have any criminal advisory or criminal litigation work however advocacy experience is essential.

This role is suitable for an established UK Solicitor of at least 5 years PQE, with good experience of representation and advocacy in court proceedings as well as excellent negation and ADR skills. With good communication skills and a flexible approach, your working knowledge of computer systems will be supported by strong analytical skills.

In addition, you will use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As a Technical Co-Operation Officer, you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena. The Public Solicitors Office works with the Saint Helena Lay Advocates who you will support with technical expertise and help deliver training on a regular basis.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.co.uk  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 14 May 2020. Interviews will be held in London.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for the St Helena Government.