Falklands Islands Government

Attorney General

Location
Falkland Islands
Salary
£124k p.a.
Posted
21 Oct 2013
Closes
21 Nov 2013
PQE
7 years+
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Salary package c£124k p.a.


The Falkland Islands Government is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons with a sense of adventure and the confidence to fill the high profile role of Attorney General. This post offers a fantastic opportunity to work in a friendly community situated in a stunningly beautiful environment with easy access to unique wildlife.

The Falkland Islands is a British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic, at the same latitude south as London is north. The Islands have a small but diverse population, mainly located in Stanley, the Islands' capital. The economy is varied and dynamic and is based principally on agriculture, tourism and a well developed fishing industry. Active exploration is underway for offshore oil and gas, which is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years The Falkland Islands Government is committed to economic growth and diversification,
continuous improvement of public services, and protection of the Islands' unique wildlife and environment.

As the principal legal adviser in the Islands, the successful applicant will be required to advise the Governor, the Chief Executive and the Government on the full breadth of government activities and carry out the equivalent role of DPR The successful applicant will lead a small
team of qualified lawyers (and other support staff), and will be a member of the Corporate Management Team. They will also advise the Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
 

Applicants must be a solicitor or barrister with at least 10 years broad based experience at a senior level including public/human rights law, contract and employment law, and criminal and civil litigation. They must have been admitted or called to the bar in the United Kingdom, Ireland or a British overseas territory.
The contract will provide inter alia for:

  • Salary package (including gratuity) c£124k p.a
  • Airfares, for the successful applicant and dependent family members, to and from the Falklands at the beginning and end of contract and for annual leave purposes.
  • A generous relocation grant
  • Education allowance (if applicable)
  • Favourable tax rates
  • Fixed term contract 2-3 years with the possibility of extension


For an application form (essential), job description and further information please contact: Recruitment Officer, Falkland Islands Government, Falkland House, 14 Broadway,
3ll Westminster, London SW1H OBH - Telephone: 020 7222 2542 - Facsimile: 020 7222 2375
Email: recruitment@falklands.gov.fk


Completed application forms should be returned to the above address by
Friday 22nd November 2013. www.falklandislands.com