Falklands Islands Government

Head of Courts & Tribunal Service

Falkland Islands (FK)
£40,610 to £49,922K + Gratuity, relocation grant and flights
06 Nov 2018
20 Nov 2018
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

The Role

This is an exciting time for the Falkland Islands. Our thriving Islands community is entering a new era of economic and social growth thanks to the effective management of traditional industries such as agriculture and fishing and the increasing development in sectors such as tourism and hydrocarbons.

To help ensure that our judicial system is ready to support the next chapter in the Islands development we are seeking to appoint a new Head of Courts and Tribunal Services. This is a key appointment which will provide essential support to the professional judiciary of the Falkland Islands. The central responsibility is to ensure effective management of Courts administration with a focus on monitoring its efficiency, progress and quality. The post demands excellent leadership and influencing skills, political foresight and the ability to support, engage and motivate people at all levels.

The Person

Applicants will have at least 5 years postgraduate experience as a Barrister or Solicitor (or equivalent in any Commonwealth Country or the Republic of Ireland) and at least 5 years’ experience in the Courts Service as a Clerk to the Justices, and/or be a legally qualified Clerk or Registrar to a higher court for a similar legal environment (or equivalent in any Commonwealth Country or the Republic of Ireland).

In addition, you will have experience in developing and/or maintaining systems processes and procedures relating to court administration. Importantly, you must also be able to develop and deliver training programmes to lay parties and other court staff in order that the clear vision of excellence we have for delivery in this field is translated into effective performance.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply online, please visit www.jobs.gov.fk

Closing date for applications is 17.00 UK time on 7 December 2018. Interviews are expected to take place on the 19 and 20 December 2018.

If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link.

Applicants seeking secondment or interchange are welcome to apply.