St Helena Island, South Atlantic

Solicitor General (Head of Legal Service)

2 years FTC commencing as soon as possible – £62,000 pa, taxable in St Helena

A tax free International Supplement will also apply (ranging £15,800-£22,100 pa)

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

The Attorney General’s Chambers is to be made up of the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, Crown Counsel (Community Care), Crown Counsel (Criminal), Crown Counsel (Contract and Commercial), Crown Counsel (Civil), a Legal Executive, two Legislative Draftspersons and a PA to the Attorney General.

The Solicitor General is the Head of Legal Services and Deputy to the Attorney General. They will provide leadership, manage casework and assist the Attorney General in the provision of advice to the governments of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The Solicitor General will be the line manager to all Crown Counsel in St Helena. The areas of work the Solicitor General will  supervise include Administrative law, Civil law (including personal injury and medical negligence), Commercial law, Constitutional law, Criminal law and Employment law.

You will have expertise in at least one of the above areas of law, be flexible and willing to expand your practice. You will be a team player, committed to managing an effective Legal Service. As an experienced UK qualified barrister or solicitor with at least 10 years PQE, you will have experience as a court advocate, be computer literate, and have the ability to mentor junior staff. Your strong analytical and communication skills should be complemented by a flexible approach.

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 where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email:

Applications must be sent to and received by 16th September 2019. Interviews are expected to be the week beginning 23rd September 2019 and 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.