St. Helena Government

Locum Crown Counsel (Community Care Law)

6 days left

Location
Saint Helena (SH)
Salary
£40,000 pro rata
Posted
09 Oct 2018
Closes
30 Oct 2018
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Locum Crown Counsel (Community Care Law)
St Helena Island, South Atlantic
6 months FTC commencing ASAP                     
£40,000 pa pro rata, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

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, poised for transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.

The Attorney General’s Chambers is currently made up of the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, Crown Counsel (Community Care, Crown Prosecutor, Crown Counsel (Commercial), Crown Counsel (Civil), a Legal Executive, a full-time Legislative Draftsperson working remotely and two admin support staff.

Under the Attorney General you will primarily have conduct of safeguarding (children and adults), housing, mental health, freedom of information, data protection and education matters.  You will be required to have expertise in at least one of the above areas of law and be willing to expand your practice.  You will be flexible and a team player, committed to contribute towards the provision of comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to all organs of government. You will advise all Directorates (in particular Safeguarding, Education and Health Directorates) and Corporate Services.

As an experienced Commonwealth qualified barrister, solicitor or advocate, you will need to be able to be flexible and deal with areas of law outside your area of expertise.

The role will include advocacy and providing written and oral advice and guidance to Elected Members of Legislative Council, The Governor and to the various Government Departments.

Experience of public sector organisations and of running a caseload with limited litigation support would be desirable. Strong analytical and communication skills are required for this role.  

An extensive benefits package is offered with 10 days leave, fare paid travel for you and your family, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 30 October 2018. Interviews will be held in London