St. Helena Government

Crown Counsel (Community Care Law)

Location
Saint Helena (SH)
Salary
£40,000
Posted
03 Dec 2018
Closes
04 Jan 2019
Position
Solicitor
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Crown Counsel (Community Care Law)
St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing as soon as possible  
£40,000 pa, 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. The Government comprises a Governor (who is appointed by the Crown) an Executive Council, which has the general control and direction of Government, and a Legislative Council.  The Governor retains responsibility for internal security, external affairs, defence, the public service, finance and shipping.

The Attorney General’s Chambers is currently made up of the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, Crown Counsel (Community Care), Crown Counsel (Criminal), Crown Counsel (Commercial), a Legal Executive, a Legislative Draftsperson, two trainees and one 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 safeguarding 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 or solicitor, 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 30 days leave per annum, 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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 4 January 2019. Interviews will be held in London on 16 January 2019.