The Government of Anguilla is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals with solid experience and with the confidence and resilience to fill the high profile role of Attorney General.
As the principal legal advisor on the island, the successful applicant will advise the Governor, the Chief Minister, and Executive Council on the full breadth of government activities, as well as carrying out the equivalent role of Director of Public Prosecutions. He or she will be a member of the Executive Council and Legislative Assembly, oversee the drafting of legislation, negotiate major contracts for Government, represent the Crown in major civil and criminal proceedings and ensure the island’s legislative compliance with international conventions. He or she will also lead the Attorney General’s Chambers, a small team of qualified lawyers and support staff. It is a busy and challenging role, but one which offers incredible job satisfaction for the suitably qualified candidate.
The contract will provide inter alia for:
- a salary of c.EC$210k p.a. plus 15% gratuity at end of contract. The starting salary is subject to change depending on the experience of the successful applicant;
- if applicable, a relocation grant and economy air travel for the successful applicant and dependant family members at the beginning and end of contract;
- if applicable, a housing allowance (c.EC$3.5k per month)
- a car and mobile phone subsidy
- fixed term contract of 2-3 years with the possibility of extension.
Applicants must be a solicitor or barrister of professional qualification and accreditation with at least ten years broad-based theoretical and practical experience at a senior management or professional level. This should include knowledge and skills in the systems, processes and procedures of the legal and institutional framework in which Government operates, legal drafting, law reform and revision, civil/criminal prosecution and legal representation methods, interpretative judgment and negotiating ability. They should be politically impartial, with the highest reputation for probity.
Experience of law and procedure within the Eastern Caribbean would be an asset, but not essential.
Application forms should only be submitted online via the government website at www.gov.ai or https://www.besthrcloud.com/hrcloud/Recruitment005.nsf. Full job descriptions (including details of duties and qualifications) can also be found online, attached to the vacant position OR visit our Facebook page @ PublicAdminAXA.
Please note that in addition to the completed form (that will be submitted online) applicants are required to forward (simultaneously) certified copies of qualification documents, three testimonials, covering past and present employment and a valid police record. Kindly scan and forward these attachments/documents, via email, to Hon. Perin A. Bradley, at firstname.lastname@example.org, copied to Mrs. Kathleen Rogers at email@example.com and Mr. Darren Forbes-Batey at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The completed form along with supporting documentation should be returned on or before
June 30, 2018.
The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position during September 2018.