St. Helena Government

Solicitor General

Location
St Helena, South Atlantic
Salary
Competitive package circa £83k pa
Posted
14 Sep 2017
Closes
16 Oct 2017
PQE
7 years+
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Solicitor General

St Helena, South Atlantic

2 years FTC commencing January 2018

Competitive package circa £83k pa, includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information)

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. It is poised for transformation with the beginning of air access due to be operational in the last quarter of 2017.

The Attorney General’s Chambers is currently made up of the AG and Crown Counsel (Community Care), Crown Counsel (Civil), Crown Prosecutor, a Legal Executive, two trainee solicitors and two admin support.  There is a full-time Legislative Drafter who works remotely and the Crown Counsel based on Ascension.

The Solicitor General is the right hand of the AG and is in charge of overseeing and supporting the governments of Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The SG provides leadership, general legal advice and represents the Government in a variety of cases in the following areas: Constitutional law, Administrative law, Civil law (personal injury & clinical negligence), Commercial law, Employment law and Criminal 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 providing comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to all organs of government.

As an experienced UK qualified barrister or solicitor with at least 10 years call / 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 and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com 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 shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 16 October 2017. Interviews will be held in London.